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Company’s Family of NVIDIA nForce MCPs Fully Support AMD Sempron™ Processor Technology
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 28, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s current and future line of NVIDIA nForce™ media and communications processors (MCPs) will fully support the new AMD Sempron™ processor family introduced earlier today for everyday computing. Together with AMD, NVIDIA is ensuring that value-minded consumers can rely on high quality and reliable desktop and mobile PC computing platforms powered by AMD Sempron processors and NVIDIA nForce MCPs.
“NVIDIA nForce MCPs are designed to satisfy the needs for the markets AMD is targeting with its AMD Sempron processors,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform business at NVIDIA. “We believe we have the perfect core-logic solution for every product- and price-band of the new AMD Sempron processor family. From NVIDIA nForce2 to NVIDIA nForce3 to our new PCI-Express products that are scheduled to appear later this year, those interested in a great value proposition need to look no farther than motherboards and PCs based on NVIDIA nForce and AMD Sempron processor solutions.”
NVIDIA has NVIDIA nForce MCPs for all flavors of the AMD Sempron processor family, including all AGP variants—NVIDIA nForce2 IGP for 462-pin/AGP; NVIDIA nForce3 250 for 754-pin/AGP. NVIDIA nForce2 IGP and NVIDIA nForce3 250 MCPs are available now.
“AMD is redefining everyday computing by delivering the right combination of performance, features and reliability in our AMD Sempron processor,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group. “AMD and NVIDIA are working together to serve the growing market of value-conscious buyers who want more from their PC while at home, in the office, or on the go.”
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 www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to performance, benefits, capabilities and features of NVIDIA nForce media and communication processors, the ability of the nForce MCPs to support current and future products in the AMD Sempron processor family, nForce MCPs as the core-logic solution to the AMD Sempron processor family, the scheduled availability of NVIDIA PCI-Express products, PCs based on AMD Sempron products and NVIDIA nForce products as a value proposition to certain consumers, compatibility of future NVIDIA nForce MCPs and PCI-Express products with the AMD Sempron product family, 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, the impact of technological advances, unsuccessful integration of NVIDIA MCP products with the AMD Sempron product family in current and future generations, manufacturing defects, manufacturing and other delays, NVIDIA’s dependence on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC, handheld and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, NVIDIA's dependence on third-party developers and publishers delays in nForce MCP and PCI-Express development and scheduled release to the market and other risks detailed and from time to time in NVIDIA’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 25, 2004 and other filings made from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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