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NVIDIA® Mobile GPUs Support New Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology Platform

Notebooks Featuring New PCI Express Chipset and GeForce™ Go 6 Mobile GPU Currently Shipping

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 19, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the award-winning GeForce Go 6 mobile GPU series supports the new Intel® Centrino™ mobile platform (codenamed Sonoma), taking full advantage of the new, improved PCI Express architecture. 

NVIDIA announced earlier this month that the first notebooks to implement the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6 mobile GPU series and the newest in Intel Centrino mobile technology, with support for PCI Express, are the Sony Vaio FS and the Vaio S series.  The Sony FS Series has already received several industry accolades including the “Best of CES 2005” award from Laptop magazine.  These notebooks are currently shipping, with product announcements from other major OEMs expected to follow.

“Intel is clearly one of our most valuable partners in the mobile computing space,” said Rob Csongor, general manager of mobile products for NVIDIA.  “The NVIDIA GeForce Go 6 mobile GPU series is an excellent complement to Intel’s new Centrino mobile technology.  Innovations such as NVIDIA TurboCache technology and MXM technology will fully expose the bi-directional functionality of PCI Express, for notebooks that put competing systems to shame.”

The GeForce Go 6 mobile GPU series offers a variety of multimedia features for mainstream notebooks, including the industry’s only solution compatible with the latest version of Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, and NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, the industry’s only embedded video processor for HD multimedia content.  Intel Centrino mobile technology, featuring integrated wireless connectivity with IEEE 802.11a/b/g networks, will provide the processing power and wireless connectivity for these notebooks.

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 benefits, uses, capabilities and performance of GeForce Go 6 Series of mobile GPUs and future design wins and OEM announcements 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, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, delays in integration of our products, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 24, 2004. 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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