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Apple Announces NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium for Power Mac G4 Line

World’s Fastest Graphics Processor for World’s Fastest Personal Computer


CUPERTINO, California—February 6, 2002—Apple® today announced that the world’s fastest graphics processor, NVIDIA’s new GeForce4 Titanium, will be available in the world’s fastest personal computer, the Pentium-crushing Power Mac™ G4, starting next month. Delivered on a AGP 4X card containing 128MB of double data rate (DDR) SDRAM, the GeForce4 Titanium processor renders incredibly lifelike content and special effects such as real-time character animation and amazing surface details never before seen on a personal computer.

“The Power Mac G4 with Mac OS X and NVIDIA’s new GeForce4 Titanium combine to provide an incredible visual workstation,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Creative professionals and gamers alike are going to enjoy the amazing leap in 3D realism.”

The GeForce4 Titanium delivers incredible performance, processing 87 million triangles per second and 4.9 billion textured pixels per second to perform over 1.23 trillion operations per second. The GeForce4 Titanium delivers another first—the connection of two Apple flat-panel displays simultaneously in a single slot by providing both Apple Display Connector (ADC) and Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connectors (requires DVI to ADC adapter). The card provides both extended desktop as well as video mirroring, and it enables standard VGA devices to attach via the included DVI to VGA adapter.

The ultimate digital powerhouse for creative professionals, the new Power Mac G4 line features systems with dual 1-GHz, 933-MHz and 800-MHz PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine™. The 933-MHz and dual 1-GHz models include the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR SDRAM. Providing incredible performance, the dual 1-GHz Power Mac G4 delivers an amazing 15 gigaflops (15 billion floating point operations per second), running professional applications like Adobe Photoshop up to 72 percent faster and encoding DVD Video over 300 percent faster than a 2.0 GHz Pentium 4-based PC*.

The line offers both Mac® OS X as the startup operating system and Mac OS 9, in addition to Apple’s award-winning suite of applications for digital music (iTunes™ 2), digital video (iMovie™ 2 and iDVD 2) and digital photography (iPhoto).

Pricing & Availability  
The NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium graphics processor for the Power Mac G4 is available as a build-to-order option through The Apple Store® (www.apple.com), with systems shipping next month. The GeForce4 Titanium option is an additional $250(US) with the dual 1-GHz and 933-MHz Power Mac G4 systems; and an additional $350(US) with the 800-MHz Power Mac G4. Suggested retail prices for the Power Mac G4 systems are $2,999(US) for the dual 1-GHz model, $2,299(US) for the 933-MHz model, and $1,599(US) for the 800-MHz model.

Existing Power Mac G4 customers can add the NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium card to their system via a standalone kit expected to be available this Spring for a suggested retail price of $399(US).

* Based on commonly used operations in Adobe Photoshop 6.0.

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