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NVIDIA Showcases Cutting-Edge Products at IDF


Chief Scientist David Kirk to Speak on Recent Graphics Innovations

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Brian Burke
NVIDIA Corporation
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(IDF)—SAN FRANCISCO, CA—SEPTEMBER 7, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced it will showcase a full line-up of products and technologies at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF). The demonstrations, which include PCI Express-compatible solutions from NVIDIA, highlight the Company’s technology leadership.

Additionally, NVIDIA Chief Scientist David Kirk will deliver a presentation on recent innovations in computer graphics. Mr. Kirk’s presentation is today at 11:00 a.m., Room 303, Moscone Center, and is open to all conference attendees including the media.

NVIDIA, a Gold Sponsor of the event, will show the following demonstrations in booth #304:

The Hottest Game of the Year
NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) deliver unrivaled performance for id Software’s Doom3, one of the most anticipated computer games in history. Attendees will be able to experience the exhilaration that is sweeping the gaming community.

Virtual Sets for Film Production
Brainstorm, Encodacam, and NVIDIA will demonstrate how NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4000 SDI makes virtual sets for broadcast and film-- including the movie “I, Robot” -- become a reality.

Powerful Flight Simulation Technology
Aechelon Technology, Inc. and NVIDIA will demonstrate an ultra high-resolution, full-mission flight training system with unprecedented image quality and performance. The demo runs on a PCI Express-based  pC-NOVA™ v3.0 image generation system, using the power of two Intel® Xeon™ processors, the Intel E7525 chipset, and NVIDIA® SLI™ Multi-GPU technology.

Additionally, NVIDIA will showcase the following:

NVIDIA PCI Express Solutions
NVIDIA will display its complete line-up of PCI Express computing solutions including the top-to-bottom family of PCI Express–enabled GeForce™ GPUs for desktop PCs, PCI Express-enabled NVIDIA Quadro GPUs for workstation PCs and PCI Express-enabled NVIDIA GeForce Go GPUs for notebook computers. These products recently passed rigorous testing by the PCI-SIG and were added to the PCI-SIG Integrators List.

NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology
NVIDIA SLI technology is a hardware and software solution that enables system builders to connect two PCI Express-based NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series or NVIDIA Quadro GPUs in a single system. The patent-pending technology works by intelligently scaling geometry and fill rate performance for two GPUs to achieve a stunning increase in graphics performance.

The Mobile PCI-Express Module specification (MXM) was jointly designed by NVIDIA and the industry’s leading notebook PC manufacturers to create a consistent graphics interface that will accelerate the time to market for PCI-Express-based notebooks. By allowing for a single motherboard design to be leveraged into multiple notebooks, MXM can support a wide range of graphics solutions, from any hardware manufacturer, enabling integrators to build their systems to order. MXM can also be used to upgrade notebook PC graphics. MXM will be demonstrated on the Intel Alviso mobile chipset at IDF.

GeForce 6 Video Processing
NVIDIA GeForce 6-based products are the first GPUs to feature a dedicated on-chip video processor that brings consumer electronics-quality video to the personal computer. 

NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company's products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units), MCPs (media and communications processors), and WMPs (wireless media processors) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the factors contributing to the demand for the PCI Express bus and the IDF conference as the forum to display our technology 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, delays in ramping new products into production, NVIDIA’s reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, delays in integration of our products, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, market acceptance of our products, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers 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 July 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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