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NVIDIA Teams with Microsoft for System Builder Roadshow; NVIDIA Graphics to Power PCs for 20-City U.S. Tour


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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCT. 12, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced it will co-sponsor Microsoft’s upcoming System Builder Roadshow, which begins October 13 in Denver, CO. NVIDIA GeForce™ graphics processing units (GPUs), NVIDIA nForce™ media and communications processors (MCPs), and NVIDIA DVD Decoders will power the PCs used for training and demonstration purposes during the Roadshow, which spans 20 cities across the U.S.
A new feature of this year’s Roadshow is a session on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition. The session will provide a first look into the new operating system’s key features.
“We’re excited to offer a new business opportunity for the System Builder channel with the release of Windows Media Center Edition 2005,” said Pip Marlow, general manager of U.S. Channel Sales for Microsoft Corp. “This will be a different build experience for our System Builder partners, and getting them the right training is critical to ensure a positive partner and customer experience. With NVIDIA as one of the key sponsors for our System Builder Roadshow, we are bringing in-depth training directly to the channel in 20 cities across the United States.”
Consumers who purchase a Media Center PC based on NVIDIA products will experience enhanced photos, music, television, movies, and games. NVIDIA products compatible with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition include:

  • NVIDIA GeForce Graphics – a wide range of GPUs for value to performance solutions.
  • NVIDIA Video Processing Engine – a dedicated, on-board video processing engine that enables the delivery of high-definition content (with NVIDIA GeForce™ 6 Series GPUs).
  • NVIDIA NVTV PC Tuner Cards – single and dual tuner PCI cards providing flexible TV viewing and recording options.
  • NVIDIA DVD Decoder – a high-quality decoder that unleashes crisp and fluid playback of DVD and HD DVD content. 
  • NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture – NVIDIA ForceWare™ drivers include software extensions that enable easy set-up and configuration of video and audio settings using the remote control from the main Media Center Edition menu.  

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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 graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) 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 NVIDIA's co-sponsorship of Microsoft's Roadshow, the NVIDIA products that will be used during the Roadshow and the key features, benefits and capabilities of Media Center PCs based on NVIDIA products 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,  incompatibility of NVIDIA products with the PCs used in the demonstrations, 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 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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