New NVIDIA Graphics Processor Breathes Life into Adrianne Curry

In a move that is sure to send waves through Hollywood, model and television star Adrianne Curry and the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), have announced today they have teamed up to create the world's first real-time, virtual celebrity. This breakthrough, which is enabled by NVIDIA's new flagship graphics technology, will allow 'stars' to create and license detailed replicas of their likeness without ever having to make a physical appearance or take a photograph.

Virtual celebrity licensing will have a multitude of applications, including adapting celebrity characters into newly developed video games, virtual modeling and endorsements; digital appearances in film and television; and virtual hosting on Web sites or traditional broadcast media.

"I am honored to have been selected as the first celebrity for this project", said Adrianne Curry. "The Digital Adrianne is so realistic, it's really trippy. Lara Croft, eat my shorts!"

Adrianne Curry is the ideal choice for this venture as she is on the cutting-edge of this fresh, new trend in Hollywood. In addition to her successful modeling career, that has landed her on the pages of Maxim, Playboy, Sync and Marie Claire, to name a few, Adrianne is a bona fide television star with television credits that include some of the most successful reality TV shows including the CW's America's Next Top Model, VH1's hit series "The Surreal Life" and "My Fair Brady", amongst numerous other stints in television and film. Adrianne also runs one of the most popular blogs and online promotions in the industry.

"The uses for this technological breakthrough are truly endless," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "The digital Adrianne can demonstrate the same range of emotions, movements, and attitudes and appear just as lifelike as her living, breathing counterpart. It is simply a stunning transformation."

NVIDIA has launched new GeForce 8800 series GPUs that usher in a new level of visual realism for PCs, enabling PC users to experience Digital Adrianne in real-time with vivid detail. According to NVIDIA the new GPUs are designed to address the increasing need for graphics processing performance on PCs, delivering the best visual experience for Microsoft Windows Vista, PC games, HD-DVD and Blu-ray.

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calderra5242d ago

Ruin your natural bust with implants, ruin your natural facial expressions with botox, and now ruin your own personal value with an artical you.

Good job.

Vino5242d ago

I wish the game industry doesn't end up like the movie business.

MicroGamer5241d ago

is an incredible piece of hardware and the first to support DX 10, just in time for the release of Vista.

DC RID3R5241d ago

microgamer, but ati's r600(512 bit) will quite literally, blow it to teh peices!

the 8800 is 5ick tho!!

dissectionalrr5241d ago

why is it that every time a new graphics card comes out manufacturers show off all these "tech demos" and "demonstration renders" that never look anything like any games that are available until well after said card is obsolete? were just now getting realtime versions of the pictures on the back of my old geforce2 box ;). really though, if its not realtime it doesnt matter. any card can make pretty pictures in 3dsmax, it just might take 3 days to render. considering that this isnt realtime its really not even impressive. call me a hater, but do those screens really look much better than what we get on ps3/360 in realtime now? except the super-close-up detail shots ofcourse. and besides, even if it COULD do that in realtime, any games made for the platform (pc) are going to have to default to the lowest-common-denominator to support slower pc's anyway. pc = web pron, console = games.

Bullseye5241d ago

Yeah. I have seen this demo and while its vey good it isn't the blow me away tech that some of us where expecting.Maybe we are just getting spoilt with good graphics these days and are wanting more than the technology can deliver.Either way, as you point out tech demos rarely reflect what we end up seeing on our pc's.A new graphics card every 6 months or so, nah i'll stick to my consoles,thanks.

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