NVIDIAreported that the rapid adoption of the Company?s leading family of 3D GPUs has moved NVIDIA into the number one spot in the Microsoft? DirectX 9.0, rising from 26% share in the second quarter of 2004 to 64% share in the third quarter of 2004.
?Our objective in the quarter was to take back the high-end of the desktop PC market,? stated Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. ?Through the GeForce 6?s stunning performance and an unmatched DirectX 9 feature set, we have been able to not only win a majority of the benchmarks, but also 100% of the Shader Model 3.0 market. Now that we?ve solidified our position in the high-end, we are poised to continue driving the GeForce 6 Series deeper into the market. ?
The success of the NVIDIA technology in the third quarter of 2004 was a result of the Company?s ability to deliver two new GPUs, the NVIDIA? GeForce? 6600 and the GeForce 6600 GT, in addition to its award-winning GeForce 6800. Now with the GeForce 6200, NVIDIA has the industry?s only top-to-bottom GPU family that supports Microsoft DirectX 9 Shader Model 3.0 technology.
The award-winning GeForce 6 Series includes the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 family, GeForce 6600, and GeForce 6200 families. These NVIDIA GPUs feature NVIDIA UltraShadow? II technology to deliver blazing speeds for next-generation, shadow-intensive games such as Doom 3. Backed by the NVIDIA ForceWare? software suite and Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), the GeForce 6 Series provides industry-renowned compatibility and reliability for a great user experience.