NVIDIA announced it is demonstrating its PCI Express architecture at the Consumer
Electronics Show. PCI Express is the next revolution in I/O interconnect standard
that NVIDIA will deploy in future graphics solutions as the next step in delivering
the bandwidth and features required for high-resolution graphics, games, and other
PCI Express significantly increases bandwidth between the central processing unit
(CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) by enabling a balanced distribution of
bandwidth to those applications that require it the most. NVIDIA's PCI Express
bridge chip, an industry first, affords the flexibility to instantly adapt a variety
of the Company's award-winning GPUs to the new PCI Express bus technology with the
full capabilities and throughput offered by PCI Express.
"To create a sixteen lane PCI Express bridge chip that works without performance
degradation is a huge technological advancement," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice
president of marketing at NVIDIA. "The use of a PCI Express bridge chip gives NVIDIA
a decisive competitive advantage in what is the most exciting graphics bus
transition in recent history."
"Intel has been working with PCI Express validation collaborators such as NVIDIA to
implement this exciting new I/O interconnect standard," said Randy Wilhelm, vice
president, Desktop Platforms Group and general manager, Client Platform Division at
Intel Corporation. "The validation of NVIDIA products with PCI Express will help
ensure interoperability with future leading-edge Intel platforms."