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NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology Transforms the PC Enthusiast Segment

Award-Winning Dual GPU Solution Sweeps 3DMark05 Hall of Fame

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Brian Burke
NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 16, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, is proud to announce that the top systems listed on FutureMark’s 3DMark05 performance league tables are all based on NVIDIA SLI technology. NVIDIA SLI-powered systems currently hold the top 20 positions on the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame.

“SLI-enabled systems sweeping the top 20 spots in the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame demonstrates that consumer PCs based on award-winning SLI technology from NVIDIA currently have the fastest 3D performance available,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop product marketing at NVIDIA. “SLI technology has truly set a new standard for 3D performance, as these results show. We look forward to continuing this leadership position.”

Taking the top spot on the 3DMark05 Hall of Fame is an NVIDIA GeForce™ 6800 Series SLI-powered system scoring a record-setting 12,280 marks, using an NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI-based motherboard.

The current Hall of Fame can be found at http://www.futuremark.com/community/halloffame/¹.

For more information on NVIDIA’s SLI technology, please visit the company’s Web site at http://www.nvidia.com.

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 the leadership of our SLI technology and the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of our products and technology, 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 or software defects, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, 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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¹The 3DMarkO5 Hall of Fame top 20 lists is available at http://www.futuremark.com/community/halloffame/. A log in may be required to view the complete list.