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Leading Add-In Card Partners Deliver NVIDIA-Based PCI Express Graphics Cards


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NVIDIA Corporation
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 21, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual and media processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s top-to-bottom product family of PCI Express™-enabled graphics processing units (GPUs) has gained wide acceptance among the PC industry’s top add-in card manufacturers.

“By working closely with Intel through the design, testing and validation of our high-speed interconnect technology, we are helping make the new PCI Express standard a reality,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “Our successful implementation of the new bus is exemplified by the wide adoption of our PCI Express solutions by practically every leading AIC manufacturer.”

Add-in card manufacturers who will be offering NVIDIA PCI Express-based add-in cards include:

-Albatron Technology Co., Ltd.
-AnexTEK Global Inc.
-Aopen America, Inc
-ASUS Computer International
-BFG Technologies, Inc.
-Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd. Corporation
-Gainward Co. Ltd.
-Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd
-Leadtek Research Inc.
-MSI Computer Corporation
-Palit Microsystems, Inc.
-PNY Technologies, Inc.
-Prolink Microsystems Corporation

PCI Express significantly increases bandwidth between the central processing unit (CPU) and GPU by enabling a balanced distribution of bandwidth to those applications that require it the most. By using an innovative the High-Speed Interconnect (HSI) technology, a complex piece of networking technology that performs seamless, bi-directional interconnect protocol conversion at incredible speed lines, NVIDIA can transform its award-winning GPUs into a full family of PCI Express GPUs. The NVIDIA® family of PCI Express-enabled graphics solutions includes:

-GeForce™ 6800 Ultra
-GeForce 6800 GT
-GeForce PCX 5900
-GeForce PCX 5750
-GeForce PCX 5300 

The NVIDIA family of PCI Express-enabled graphics solutions will be available later this month.

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 PCs, enterprise PCs, notebook PCs, professional workstations, handhelds, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

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.

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