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NVIDIA Mobile GPU Added to IBM Thinkpad Line


IBM Selects GeForce FX Go5200 for New Thinkpad Based on Razor Sharp Visuals and Outstanding Reliability

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NVIDIA Corporation
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SANTA CLARA, CA--OCTOBER 27, 2004--NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the GeForce(TM) FX Go5200 graphics processing unit (GPU) has been selected for use in the IBM ThinkPad G41 notebook PC. IBM ThinkPads are built for business, with users who value improved efficiency and increased productivity. The Thinkpad is highly regarded as the notebook-of-choice in the commercial PC notebook market, and the addition of sharp visuals and outstanding reliability, courtesy of the GeForce FX Go5200, will enhance productivity and usability.

The IBM ThinkPad G41, available with either 64MB or 128MB of dedicated graphics memory and an Intel Pentium 4 processor retails for approximately $1,679.00 and is immediately available from and through various IBM channel partners. By offering the ThinkPad G41 with GeForce FX Go5200, IBM can offer customers an outstanding combination of a large display, affordable pricing, and a powerful CPU paired with a world-class GPU that delivers the crisp, clean visuals that business users are increasingly demanding.

"The award-winning IBM ThinkPad brand is synonymous with unrivaled innovation, impeccable service, and outstanding reliability," said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of sales at NVIDIA. "The inclusion of the NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 for razor sharp graphics is an excellent addition to this superb product line."

About the GeForce FX Go5200
The GeForce FX Go5200 is an excellent solution for mobile entertainment computing. Combining world-class video playback, the latest Powermizer(TM) power-saving technology and rock-solid software compatibility, reliability, and stability, the GeForce FX Go5200 is an excellent solution for portable devices designed for work or play. The GeForce FX Go5200 also delivers full Microsoft DirectX 9.0 hardware compliance to the mainstream, mobile market segment, and is designed to deliver cinematic-quality special effects and studio-quality color.

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.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the benefits, capabilities, features and performance of the IBM ThinkPad products incorporating the GeForceFX Go5200 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, incompatibilities in products, delays in ramping new products into production, 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 the NVIDIA 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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