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Gainward FX PowerPack! Ultra/780 XP “Golden Sample”™

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Next Generation GeForceTM FX to deliver DirectX 9 starting at € 99,--
Gainward FX PowerPack!
Model Ultra/780 XP “Golden Sample”TM
Gainward’s next generation 3D graphics processor boards

featuring advanced nVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs, full DirectX 9 support in

hardware, and 256MB or 128MB of high performance DDR DRAM





Taipei - Hong Kong - Fremont - Munich – London – Malmö - Moscow – March 6th, 2003

Gainward Co., Ltd, the leading manufacturer of high performance 3D graphics and home entertainment accelerators, announces that it will introduce the world’s most versatile series of 256MB and 128MB 3D graphics processor boards, the Gainward FX PowerPack!TM series at CeBIT 2003. Based on NVIDIA’s latest GeForce FX technology and Gainward’s High-Performance/Wide-BandwidthTM Golden SampleTM hardware design, the product family is raising the real-world 3D performance by up to 50% at given price points.



The GPUs used include the NVIDIA GeForceTM FX 5800 Ultra, FX 5800, FX 5600 Ultra, FX 5600, FX 5200 Ultra and FX 5200.



With the introduction of Gainward’s new product series of 3D graphics processor boards Gainward delivers a top to bottom family of cinematic computing solutions to the main stream desktop PC platform. The power, precision, and engineering elegance of NVIDIA’s GeForceTM FX GPUs in combination with Gainward’s Golden SampleTM hardware design delivers leading edge 3D performance and unmatched 128 bit floating point color accuracy to enable studio-quality effects in both games and professional applications. In matching professional film industry levels of precision, the Gainward FX PowerPack! TM series enables studio-quality images with spectacular cinematic effects.



The complete family of Gainward FX PowerPackTM 3D graphics processor boards significantly raises the bar by uniquely delivering blazing performance, applying elegant engineering, and enabling unmatched cinematic effects on the mainstream desktop PC.



The most powerful graphics board of the series; the Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/1000 Plus “Golden Sample”TM features NVIDIA’s fastest GeForce FX 5800 Ultra and is priced at €649 incl. VAT. The Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/800 Plus “Golden Sample”TM is based on the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 priced at €549 incl. VAT.



The Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/1000 Plus “Golden Sample”TM takes the graphics environment to a completely new level. Running at 500 (Plus) MHz core clock speed and 1 (Plus) GHz DDR-II memory speed, the Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/1000 Plus “Golden Sample”TM is powered by pure adrenaline, delivering unprecedented 3D graphics performance to the PC platform. To further improve the versatility and gaming experience the Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/1000 Plus “Golden Sample”TM is bundled with a digital video-in IEEE 1394 FireWire daughter card, a high quality 5.1 sound card with both stereo output and optical SP/DIF output connectors, plus a variety of hot 3D games. All of Gainward’s FX PowerPack! products feature a radical new design of cooling system delivering maximum performance and incredibly low noise levels.



The Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Ultra/780 XP “Golden Sample”TM features the FX 5600 Ultra GPU and 256MB of 2.5ns DDR. The board offers a complete set of added value features including video-in/out, two DVI connectors and two VGA connectors for any dual monitor application. The street price is expected to be €499 with 256MB and € 499 with 128MB.



The Gainward FX PowerPack! Model Pro/660 TV-DVI makes cinematic computing available for the mainstream market. Featuring the FX 5200 GPU and 128MB of fast DDR the street price is expected to be less then € 100. The board offers an appealing set of added value features including video-out, a DVI connector with a DVI/VGA adapter plus an additional VGA connector for dual monitor application.



nViewä Display Technology allows end-users to select any combination of multiple displays, including a digital flat panel, two analog CRTs, and a TV, and to modify the display properties independently, using an intuitive software interface. In addition to a VGA connector, a DVI connector with a DVI/VGA converter is also provided.

NVIDIA nView™ software offers a comprehensive solution for multi-monitor support, increasing screen real estate for more efficient viewing and switching between multiple active windows. NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control™ (DVC) technology provides increased levels of adjustment for conveniently achieving richer colors and brighter, cleaner, and consistent images and text under any lighting conditions. The NVIDIA GeForce FX GPU also introduces the NVIDIA Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) software solution, for accelerating multiple video streams by moving video into the 3D graphics engine.



EXPERToolTM Performance Tuning Utility

EXPERToolTM is Gainward’s performance tuning utility that allows the user to easily adjust the engine clock and the memory clock of any Gainward product from NVIDIA’s recommended default settings to even faster settings. Due to Gainward’s proprietary, rock solid, multi-layer High-Performance/Wide-BandwidthTM hardware design, Gainward offers the end user the choice to run Gainward’s “Golden Sample” products at ”Enhanced Performance Settings” (both, faster engine clock AND faster memory clock) which guarantee significantly improved “3D real-world performance” for even higher resolutions at 32 bit color depth.



Gainward FX PowerPack! Series


Ultra/1000 Plus
“Golden Sample”
Ultra/800 Plus
“Golden Sample”
Ultra/780 XP
“Golden Sample”
Ultra/760 XP
“Golden Sample”

GPU
FX 5800 Ultra

500 MHz Plus
FX 5800

400 MHz Plus
FX 5600 Ultra

350 MHz Plus
FX 5600 Ultra

350 MHz Plus

Memory
128MB 2.0ns DDR-II

1GHz Plus
128MB 2.0ns DDR-II

800 MHz Plus
256MB 2.5ns DDR

700 MHz Plus
128MB 2.5ns DDR

700 MHz Plus

Features
Video-out

Digital video-in

DVI
Video-out

DVI
Video-in/out

Digital video-in

Dual DVI
Video-in/out

Digital video-in

Dual DVI

Bundle
FireWire Card

5.1 Sound Card

Video-Editing

Game
DVD Player

Game
FireWire Card

Video-Editing

Game
FireWire Card

Video-Editing

Game

ESP
€ 699
€ 649
€ 499
€ 399





Ultra/780 XP

Ultra/760 XP

Pro/760 XP
“Golden Sample”
Pro/660 TV-DVI
GPU
FX 5600

325 MHz
FX 5600

325 MHz
FX 5200 Ultra

325 MHz
FX 5200

250 MHz

Memory
256MB 3.6ns DDR

550 MHz
128MB 3.6ns DDR

550 MHz
128MB 2.5ns DDR

700 MHz Plus
128MB DDR



Features
Video-in/out

Dual DVI
Video-in/out

Dual DVI
Video-in/out

Dual DVI
Video-out

DVI

Bundle
DVD Player

Game
DVD Player

Game
DVD Player

Game
DVD Player

Game

ESP
€ 349
€ 299
€ 249
€ 99




Robust and Complete Software Support
Gainward products support all major OS and software standards with robust, performance enhanced, accelerated software drivers including Microsoft Windows 2000/ ME/NT/XP, Linux, Open GL 1.4, and DirectX 9 to deliver the best performance while assuring the best possible compatibility with current and future applications and games. Gainward’s products are also backed by a free driver update support through the internet, telephone/fax/e-mail technical support and a 36 months limited warranty. (http://www.gainward.com, http://www.gainward.de)