Feeds

HP turns to nVidia for mobo graphics

OK, and....

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Hewlett-Packard has chosen nVidia's RIVA TNT 3D graphics processor as the standard motherboard graphics scheme for HP Pavilion 8580C and 8590C multimedia personal computers, the company announced yesterday. "By selecting the RIVA TNT, with its high performance and complete feature set, HP Pavilion customers can now enjoy all of the latest graphically-intense applications, web sites and entertainment titles," nVidia VP Jeff Fisher gushed. nVidia claims the RIVA TNT 3D processor has been "optimized" for PIII-based PCs, by which they mean that they've added support for the processor's Streaming SIMD Extensions. The TNT offers fast fill rates of up to 180 million pixels-per-second and an enhanced dual 32-bit color 3D pipeline, as well as a full hardware triangle set-up engine, full screen anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, 32-bit Z/stencil-buffer, bump mapping, and DVD playback capabilities. nVidia graphics processors are further "optimized" for both Direct3D and OpenGL APIs. We were unable to determine precisely what they mean by that. nVidia was apparently so drunk with success yesterday (OK, so it was a big OEM win) that no one at the company was able to return The Register's call for additional details about the deal with HP, or their amazing TNT gizmo. And we were prepared to be impressed, too. ®

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.