NVIDIA nForce2 Declared Best Chipset of 2003

Readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide Recognize NVIDIA Platform Technology and Partner Motherboards as Innovations of the Year

For further information, contact:

Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2772


SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 8, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide (www.tomshardware.com), a leading technology Web publication, have recognized NVIDIA nForce™2 media and communication processors (MCPs) as the “best innovation in chipsets” for 2003.

As one of the most influential tech publications on the Internet, Tom’s Hardware Guide delivers hard-hitting reviews and unbiased news to more than 2.5 million visitors a month. The majority of visitors to Tom’s Hardware Guide are tech-savvy PC experts, power buyers and major influencers of technology purchasing decisions—the perfect demographic for evaluating, using and recommending NVIDIA technologies to users on a global basis.

Winning more than 44% of the 20,000 votes cast worldwide, NVIDIA nForce2 technology garnered more votes overall than the next two competitive products combined. In addition, two NVIDIA nForce2-based motherboards—the ASUSTeK A7N8X Deluxe and the DFI LanParty NFII—collected 44.8% of the total votes in the “Best Innovation in Motherboards” category, with the ASUSTeK A7N8X Deluxe ahead of the pack by more than 300%.

“We’re ecstatic that the readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide once again have chosen NVIDIA nForce2 MCPs as their preferred motherboard technology,” said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “We think our 2004 line-up of products is even more exciting and innovative and we look forward to getting them into the hands of the consumers that typify Tom’s Hardware Guide readership”

For a complete listing of the awards and the voting, please visit www.tomshardware.com.

NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,700 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers.  Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

# # #

Copyright © 2003 NVIDIA Corporation.  All rights reserved.  All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.  Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on NVIDIA, please visit the NVIDIA Press Room at http://www.nvidia.com/page/press_room.html