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Daily News Round #1 for September 22, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 22, 2004

By Steve Dougherty from Sep 22, 2004 @ 9:19 CDT

- NVIDIA Launches GoForce 3D 4500 / Gizmondo to use chip for new game pad!

The world's first 3D Wireless Media Processor has been announced today, NVIDIA's GoForce 3D 4500. The processor is designed specifically for handheld devices and brings a whole new range of features to the scene such as arcade-quality 3D acceleration and gaming, the revolutionary new NVIDIA nPower technology for better battery life allowing for longer talk time, support for MPEG-4 and H.263 formats for VHS-quality recording and playback, and much more. You can get the full rundown on their new WMP chip within NVIDIA's official announcement over at their press room.

SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today unveiled the GoForce™ 3D 4500, the world's first 3D wireless media processor (WMP).

The NVIDIA® GoForce 3D 4500 WMP enables a whole new level of interactive content not previously possible on cell phones, PDAs, or other handheld devices. For the first time, mobile content developers can harness a powerful 3D medium to create rich, dynamic, lifelike worlds and characters. Additionally, mobile devices powered by the new 3D WMP will be able to synthesise amazingly realistic environments with objects that behave according to complex physics and intelligent characters with true-to-life personalities.

Seperately announced; "Gizmondo Europe Ltd", (a subsidiary of Tiger Telematics Inc.) are the first to make use of NVIDIA's GoForce 3D 4500 WMP within their "Gizmondo game pad" which will leverage superb 3D video and imaging capabilities of the GoForce 3D 4500 WMP to provide mobile gamers with an exceptionally immersive gaming experience. All the details once again over at the NVIDIA press room folks.

The Gizmondo and NVIDIA collaboration reflects an industry in constant development, where synergy between leading technology suppliers, platforms and game developers is key to delivering compelling content. The two companies will provide content partners with development kits to enable the creation of next-level handheld content. Gizmondo and NVIDIA plan to distribute up to 500 software development kits throughout the game developer community by the end of first half, 2005.

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