Nvidia and Dolby unveil advanced PC Audio Validation Program

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NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and Dolby Laboratories, the world leader in multi-channel sound innovation, today unveiled details of a comprehensive validation program for motherboards and PC systems that offer a higher level of audio functionality, fidelity and performance. The new SoundStorm(tm) Program ensures NVIDIA nForce(tm)2-based motherboards and turnkey PC systems are designed and produced to the high-quality standards defined by NVIDIA and must pass a rigorous testing process conducted by Dolby Laboratories before they will be validated as being Dolby® Digital 5.1 and NVIDIA SoundStorm compliant.

Motherboard companies and PC OEMs that introduce approved products will be afforded full marketing support and materials, and be allowed to use NVIDIA and the Dolby Digital logos and case badges for their product packaging, advertising and other promotional items. The following products have already passed the validation process; more product approvals are pending:

  • Abit NF7-S motherboard

  • MSI K7N2G-ILSR motherboard

  • Shuttle SN41G2 small form-factor PC

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News source: NVidia Press Release

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