NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced availability of a new 64-bit demonstration for NVIDIA nForce3- and AMD Athlon 64 processor-based PCs and notebooks. The highly-graphical 3D demo portrays a liquid-like dancer who moves and grooves in a surreal disco world, employing specialized 64-bit instructions that respond to real-time user intervention and music MP3s.
The 3D dancer was originally created as a 32-bit technology demonstration. NVIDIA ported the software code to demonstrate the increased performance offered by the advanced 64-bit processing architecture of the AMD Athlon 64 processor. Internal tests by NVIDIA show the new version outperforms the 32-bit version by more than 27 percent in comparable computing environments. Tests were conducted using an NVIDIA nForce3-based motherboard, an AMD Athlon 64 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT graphics processing unit, and Microsoft® Windows® XP 64-bit v.1195.
"NVIDIA and AMD have a shared vision: to promote immersive, experiential, and compelling graphics that were not possible with 32-bit memory limitations," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group. "The AMD64 platform enables best-in-class performance and provides computer experiences that were never possible before. Users who want a more exciting computing experience should definitely get an AMD Athlon 64 processor-based system."
News source: Nvidia Press Release