The PCI Express architecture significantly increases bandwidth between the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) through a Low Voltage Differential Signal (LVOS), enabling the balanced distribution of bandwidth to those applications that require it the most. For end-users, this results in a seamless multimedia experience with cinematic-quality graphics at its core.
"We applaud NVIDIA's involvement in the development of the PCI Express specification," said Bob Gregory, Arapahoe Work Group Spokesperson. "PCI Express is the next step in delivering the bandwidth and features required for exciting, new graphics applications."
Products based on PCI Express architecture are expected to become available in the second half of 2003. Additional information on PCI Express can be found on the official webpage.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment and education.