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Leading Performance Notebook Vendors Select NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800

Alienware, Eurocom, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic PC, Iru, MV, Prostar, Sager and VoodooPC are First to Deliver NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Based Notebooks

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NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 8, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the leading notebook vendors have selected the NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6800 graphics processing unit (GPU) for their performance notebook solutions.   Alienware, Eurocom, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic PC, Iru, MV, Prostar, Sager and VoodooPC all have notebooks featuring the GeForce Go 6800 GPU available immediately, with more partners to be announced at a later date.

The GeForce Go 6800, the first mobile GPU in the award-winning GeForce Go 6 series, features:

  • Industry-leading performance per watt, with FutureMark 3DMark03 scores ranging from 7,500–9,000, several thousand points over the best consumer notebook scores ever recorded.¹
  • Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for outstanding visual quality.
  • PureVideo™ technology for a home theatre video experience on a notebook PC.

“By working closely with NVIDIA and using the unprecedented performance of the GeForce Go 6800, Sager is very pleased to introduce a notebook that outperforms any notebook previously available, at a price point which is attractive to mainstream consumers,” said Sager president, Tony Yuan.  “We think Sager customers will be astounded with the leap in graphics performance and visual quality available now in our new GeForce Go 6800 based notebooks.”

“Alienware customers always expect the latest graphics technology on all of our gaming rigs,” said Frank Azor, senior vice president for Alienware Corporation.   “By partnering with NVIDIA on the GeForce Go 6800 launch we are able to deliver the fastest GPU available for notebooks today.”
 
"The GeForce Go 6800 re-defines the performance you can expect from a laptop.  It's literally twice as fast as the competing graphics solutions we have to offer, putting it in solid competition to a lot of current desktop PCs,” said Kelt Reeves, CEO of Falcon Northwest.  “From the minute we saw what the GeForce 6800 Go could do we couldn't wait to offer it in our FragBook line of enthusiast notebooks."

“After running comprehensive testing on various notebook graphics solutions it was a no-brainer for VoodooPC to choose a PCI Express solution from NVIDIA,” said Rahul Sood, president and CTO, VoodooPC. “The NVIDIA Geforce 6800 Go is our dream come true; it blew away our expectations and it puts us on top of the notebook performance category.”
 
To purchase a notebook based on the GeForce Go 6800 GPU or for more information on the systems featuring this GPU, please visit the following websites:

About NVIDIA
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 www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the performance, benefits, capabilities and features of the GeForce Go 6800, customer reaction to the products containing the GeForce Go 6800 and adoption of the GeForce Go 6800 by additional vendors 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, manufacturing and other delays in ramping new products into production, NVIDIA 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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1. Based on benchmark tests conducted by NVIDIA using multiple performance notebooks including a Sager NP9860 with a GeForce Go 6800 and an Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology at 3.20 GHz and a Dell XPS with a 256MB DDR ATI® Mobility™ RADEON™ 9800 and an Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology at 3.40 GHz Extreme Edition.