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NVIDIA Works With Intel on PCI Express

New NVIDIA GeForce PCX (PCI Express-based product) Family, featuring Revolutionary HSI, is Used for Sales, Marketing and Promotion of New Bus Initiative

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NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA – MAY 27, 2004-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Intel Corporation will be using NVIDIA’s top-to-bottom family of PCI Express™ graphics processing units (GPUs), as part of Intel’s PCI Express-enabled chipset launch programs. Intel has purchased several thousand NVIDIA PCI Express enabled GPUs which Intel will be using for: 

  • Platform Level Testing
  • Software Development Kits
  • Channel Seed Kits
  • Technical Solutions Training
  • Various demo systems

NVIDIA is pleased to be working hand-in-hand with Intel’s launch teams to bring the benefits of PCI Express enabled systems to end-users.

By using an innovative PCI Express (PCX) high-speed interconnect (HSI), a complex piece of networking technology that performs seamless, bi-directional interconnect protocol conversion at incredible speed lines, NVIDIA can transform its award-winning GeForce FX series into a full-family of PCI Express GPUs.

 “The industry’s confidence in HSI technology highlights the stability, value, and performance of NVIDIA’s PCX family,” stated Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Intel in delivering graphics products that will maximize the benefits of PCI Express technology.”

NVIDIA’s complete family of GeForce PCX products have been validated with the industry’s top motherboard, chipset, and BIOS vendors. NVIDIA has already shipped more than 4,000 PCI Express boards to customers and partners.

For more information about NVIDIA’s PCI Express efforts, visit www.nvidia.com/object/pci_express.html and additional information on the Intel Developer Network for PCI Express please visit http://developer.intel.com/.

About NVIDIA

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 1,800 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com .

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