NVIDIA Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, unveiled the GoForce(tm) 3D 4500, the worlds first 3D wireless media processor (WMP).
The NVIDIA(R) 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 synthesize amazingly realistic environments with objects that behave according to complex physics and intelligent characters with true-to-life personalities.
The unique features of the GoForce 3D 4500 WMP include:
-Specifically designed for handsets, the GoForce 3D 4500 features geometry processing for arcade-quality 3D acceleration and gaming
-Programmable shaders, bilinear and trilinear texture filtering, texture compression, support for six simultaneous textures, and a 40-bit color pipeline for high-resolution detailed images
-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
-A 3.0 megapixel JPEG codec, for capturing and viewing sharp, crystal-clear photos
NVIDIA will support the GoForce 3D line with a content strategy of working with carriers, game developers, and publishers across the industry to enhance the delivery of rich compelling content to cell phones, PDAs, gamepad units, and other handheld devices. The GoForce 3D 4500 WMP also supports standard 3D application programming interfaces, including OpenGL-ES, D3D-Mobile, and M3G.
NVIDIA is sampling the GoForce 3D 4500 today to major phone OEMs and handheld manufacturers. The first shipping products with the GoForce 3D 4500 will be Tiger Telematics' Gizmondo portable game console. Phones featuring the GoForce 3D 4500 are expected to ship in the first half of 2005.