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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 23, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that add-in boards based on NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 graphics processing units (GPUs) are available immediately at www.gameve.com and www.buyxtremegear.com/sparkle.html
As an extension of the award-winning GeForce 6 Series, GeForce 6600 graphics processors are the first mainstream GPUs to support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, and a superscalar architecture for unprecedented performance in its class. GeForce 6600 GPUs also feature a dedicated on-chip video processor that brings prosumer-quality video playback to the personal computer. In addition, the GeForce 6600 GT brings the innovative NVIDIA SLI™ multi-GPU technology to the mainstream market, which could enable millions of users to experience the power of two GPUs in their system.
The newest additions to the GeForce 6 Series of GPUs include:
-The GeForce 6600 GT—The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT has an eight pipe superscalar design, supports 128MB of GDDR3 graphics memory, includes NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology, and has a suggested street price of $199.
-The GeForce 6600—The GeForce 6600 GPU also has an eight pipe superscalar design and supports 128MB of DDR graphics memory.
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 www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to performance to be achieved by the GeForce 6600 graphics processors, end user experiences arising from the on-chip video processor and the potential market penetration of the NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU 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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