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NVIDIA Previews nForce4 SLI for Intel at CeBIT 2005

NVIDIA Continues to Establish Technology Leadership with Highly Anticipated nForce Preview and New GPU Products

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CEBIT 2005—HANNOVER, GERMANY—MARCH 10, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the Company will preview its upcoming NVIDIA nForce4 core-logic solutions for Intel CPUs which includes support for NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics technology, at CeBIT 2005 in Hannover, Germany.

Following its keynote presentation at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco earlier this month, NVIDIA will provide a sneak peek to customers and the press at CeBIT, Europe’s largest computer trade fair, prior to the product’s official launch next month.

The arrival of NVIDIA nForce4 technology to Intel processor-based PCs will provide some exciting new choices for our customers,” said Maurits Tichelman, Director Sales and Distribution, Reseller Channel Operations Europe Middle East & Africa at Intel. “The enthusiast market has welcomed NVIDIA SLI technology innovation with open arms, and the performance advantage it can bring to games and heavy-duty tasks compliments the ever growing performance of Intel’s processors.”

In a keynote presentation, taking place at 3PM GMT on Thursday March 10th, Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA and David Roman, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA will speak on the topic: “Developing the New Enthusiast PC”. The presentation will outline the benefits that NVIDIA nForce media and communications processors (MCPs) will bring to Intel computing platforms, including SLI technology, integrated firewall security, and increased protection for the safe storage of digital media files and content.
 
NVIDIA will also be demonstrating a variety of its products and technologies at the event, in Hall 23, Stand B43, including:

  • New NVIDIA GeForce™ 6 Series GPUs – the 512MB version of the performance leading GeForce 6800 Ultra and the AGP version of the GeForce 6200. Since their introduction, the GeForce 6 Series of top-to-bottom GPUs has won over 500 editorial awards worldwide
  • NVIDIA SLI™ technology, which allows users to combine the power of two graphics processing units (GPUs) in a single PC system for scalable graphics performance, enabling a new class of PCs called gaming supercomputers 
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6200 GPUS with TurboCache™ technology, a new patent-pending hardware and software technology which allows a GPU to render directly to system memory leveraging the high transfer rate of PCI Express, instead of using local memory on the graphics card.
  • NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs, the award-winning NVIDIA core-logic solutions 
  • Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM), which supports a wide range of mobile graphics solutions and is designed to lower the time to market for new mobile GPUs 
  • NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, a combination of hardware and software that brings consumer electronics-quality video to the PC

For more information regarding NVIDIA’s presence at CeBIT 2005, please visit our website at http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/cebit_05_uk.html

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.

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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the performance, capabilities, benefits and features of our products and technologies, the anticipated preview and launch date of our core-logic solutions for Intel CPUS and the anticipated benefits the nForce MCP will bring to Intel computing platforms 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, slower than expected acceptance of new technology or products, manufacturing or software defects, unforeseen technological difficulties, incompatibility of technologies, changes in the Intel computing platform, 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 technologies, the impact of competitive pricing of alternative products and technologies, 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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