SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2007—The recent introduction of Microsoft Vista and a slew of other 3D-optimized applications,
including Google Maps and Microsoft Office 2007, have redefined customers’ expectations for experiencing visually-rich mainstream applications on their home and business PCs.
As a result, consumers have now made the GPU a primary requirement in their PC purchasing decisions. ...
Nvidia is typically gung-ho in this press release but as Jon points out in it, more and more applications need the power provided by a dedicated GPU. Novice users are starting to understand that the apps they need to run to zoom around the virtual Earth or have pina coladas on an imaginary beach are powered by the GPU and not CPU. This is nothing but good news for Nvidia.—CRD