Fully Equipped Small Form-Factor PCs Featuring the Best of NVIDIA Technology Now Available Directly from Shuttles Online Store

Shuttle’s New XPC Systems Feature NVIDIA GeForce Graphics and NVIDIA nForce Media and Communications Processors

For further information, contact:
Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2772

Susan van Barneveld, APR
Antarra Communications for Shuttle Computer
(714) 891-3660 x15


ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO—LOS ANGELES, CA—MAY 11, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and Shuttle Computer Group Inc., a leading provider of motherboards and small form-factor PCs, today announced the immediate availability of Shuttle’s new fully-equipped XPC Systems, featuring Shuttle’s world-renowned small form-factor PC designs, AMD Athlon™ 64 and AMD Athlon XP processors, and NVIDIA’s award-winning GeForce™ graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA nForce™3 and NVIDIA nForce2 media and communications processors (MCPs). The new XPC systems will be on display at the NVIDIA booth—#324 in the South Hall—at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) being held this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“NVIDIA is pleased to have a partner in Shuttle that shares our commitment to R&D and providing consumers with the superior technology and products,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform business at NVIDIA. “The quality of Shuttle’s XPC systems makes them the hands-down leaders in their category.”

The new XPC systems can be ordered directly from Shuttle’s new XPC Systems Solution Web site located at www.us.shuttle.com/systems, or from major retail outlets nationwide. Customers interested in XPC Systems can order their PCs in one of three ways:

  • As a full system, completely configured with the latest PC technologies, including AMD 64-bit and 32-bit processors, NVIDIA nForce3 and NVIDIA nForce2 MCPs, and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • As a PC kit for the home do-it-yourself aficionado, providing enthusiasts with the barebones case, motherboard, and special cooling solution
  • Custom configured using Shuttle’s extensive product line-up, including color cases, choice of CPU, motherboards, and graphics

The XPC systems, weighing only 12 pounds (5.4Kg) and measuring only 11.7 x 8.9 x 7.2 inches (295 x 200 x 180 mm)—a desktop footprint no bigger than an average shoebox, also make use of Shuttle’s patented Integrated Cooling Engine technology (ICE), which allows the efficient cooling of high speed processors, such as the AMD Athlon 64 processor, without the fan noise associated with traditional high-end PCs.

For more information on NVIDIA nForce MCPs and GeForce GPUs, please visit www.nvidia.com.

About Shuttle Inc.
Established in 1990, Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. is the American arm of well-known Taiwanese company Shuttle, Inc., the world's leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers, and assorted motherboards. In 2001, the company ignited the SFF computer revolution and has continued to upgrade and enhance the platform ever since.

Today, its award-winning, fashionable Shuttle XPC is the best-selling small form factor brand, and a new line of complete XPC systems now available to the end consumer. Available in over 100 countries, the XPC product line provides unmatched performance, functionality, and style. An XPC system delivers all of the power and flexibility of the PC, yet in a small, stylish form factor one third the size.

Headquartered in the City of Industry, California (20 miles east of Los Angeles), Shuttle Computer Group Inc. is firmly committed to delivering products with the highest quality, offering optimum performance and value. It services a nationwide network of distributors and resellers with a commitment to customer satisfaction that has made it the first choice of many retailers, system integrators, VARs, OEMs and ODMs.

Additional information can be found on the company’s Web site, located at us.shuttle.com or by calling (626) 820-9000.
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