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NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series GPUs Achieve Top 3DMark05 Score of 7229

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SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 29, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the Company has set the bar for 3dMark™05, the latest PC performance benchmark from Futuremark® Corporation. In benchmark tests performed by NVIDIA using 3dMark05, the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 Ultra SLI™ achieved an industry high-score of 7229¹.
 
“These results validate that the NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series of GPUs is a gamer’s dream, and delivers the cutting edge technology that enthusiasts demand,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager for desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. “We believe the NVIDIA SLI-multi-GPU technology is the must have feature for performance PCI Express graphics.”
 
NVIDIA SLI is a patent-pending hardware and software solution that enables gamers to connect two PCI Express-based NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series graphics cards on their PCI Express-compatible motherboards to deliver blazing performance.

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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 the features, performance, benefits and capabilites of NVIDIA's GeForce 6 Series solutions 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 the GPUs into production, NVIDIA’s reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, market acceptance of our products, defects in software, 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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1. 7229 score based on two GeForce 6800 Ultra PCI Express graphics cards running in SLI-mode on an Intel Tumwater system with a Pentium4 3.4GHz EE using the ForceWare 66.51 driver.