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nVidia NV10: wat wordt de naam?

Bij Riva Review hebben ze exclusieve info over de naam van de opvolger van de Riva TNT2, die momenteel nog wordt aangeduidt onder de codenaam NV10:

With the success of TNT and TNT2, you'd probably think nVidia was planning on naming its newest chip the TNT3. Guess again.

nVidia's code-named NV10 graphics chip is slated to appear sometime this fall. Although final specs of the chip are a closely-guarded secret, the company recently held a contest to determine what the final name of the chip would be. According to nVidia spokesperson Derek Perez, the contest resulted in almost 10,000 entries. "Factoring out the ones with profanity and anti-nVidia themes, we actually had more like 8,000 real contenders," Perez said. Over time, and with much internal debate, the company whittled the 8,000 down to 25, and is now evaluating the short list, which currently contains a dozen or so cool monikers.

So what made the cut and what didn't? Although Perez declined to forward the entire list to Maximum PC, he did provide an inkling as to what the more popular suggestions were. Among the short list are: Tsunami, Slick, Predator, Silk, and TNL, which alludes to the new chip's transform and lighting capabilities. Not surprisingly, nVidia opted not to adopt such entries as "3dfx rulez" or "Voodoo4."

nVidia will announce the chosen name on June 21. The lucky wordsmiths who suggested the winning entry will receive a free next-generation board, along with some other nVidia gear.

Door Femme Taken


27-05-1999 • 14:33

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