Taipei, Taiwan, October 2003 - GIGABYTE Technology Co. announces the release of its latest high-speed graphics accelerators, the GV-N59U256V. Their release coincide with the highly-publicized launch of NVIDIA's GeForce GX 5950 Ultra GPU. The news from both companies signal the beginning of a renewed partnership along with the goal of long-term success. The GV-N59U256V, powered by NVIDIA's highest-performing GeForce FX 5950 Ultra GPU, ensures that the most is gained from a wide range of applications from advanced 3D gaming to digital and video cinematography. With 258MB memory and a 256-bit memory interface, these graphics accelerators pack a punch in terms of speed, performance and overall visual entertainment.
The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, the foundation of the GV-N59U256V, comes furnished with a complete range of features to satisfy any die-hard PC gamer. The 256 MB memory and 256-bit memory interface provide increased performance of high-resolution textures and offer high memory bandwidth for amazingly true-to-life and high-speed game play.
The unique NIVDIA CineFX 2.0 engine offers stunning cinematic effects in both lighting and imagery whereby images are portrayed at its best and most colorful. The engine's advanced vertex and pixel shader capabilities bring billions of color variations and realism to character images and their surroundings while the increased engine speed provide the benefits of quicker and smoother gameplay. As well, NVIDIA's Intellisample high-resolution compression technology (HCT) extends performance and quality gains to high-resolution and antialiasing levels to remove image defects for a seamless and eye-catching visual experience. With the industry's only true 128-bit precision computation capabilities, the GV-N59U256V are must haves for all game enthusiasts who crave superb speed, outstanding performance, and awesome visuals.
The GV-N59U256V supports both DirectX 9.0 and Open GL 1.5 for complete compatibility and performance of all applications. As well, the graphics accelerators support AGP 8X to offer a throughput of 2.1GBps for maximum 3D graphics card performance. The DVI support ensures quality graphics output from your digital monitor and an integrated TV encoder provides TV-out functionality for greater media flexibility. For users working in multiple monitor environments, the NVIDIA nView feature gives viewing flexibility and provides ease of control for all monitors. As well, VIVO functionality supports video capture for video editing.
The GV-N59U256V come packed with features designed to keep up with current and future applications and is the platform to choose for high-speed gameplay, intense cinematics, and all-around superior performance.
GIGABYTE not only seeks to offer its millions of customers a complete range of high-end graphics solutions, but also affordability of purchase. GIGABYTE will bundle PowerDVD5.0 as well as three action-packed games, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six 3: Raven Shield, and Will Rock to offer added value and high returns for game enthusiasts. With such compelling benefits, hardcore gamers and professional users alike will definitely agree that the GV-N59U256V rank at the top when it comes to high-end platforms. Availability of the GV-N59U256V occurs in mid-November.