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NVIDIA Quadro2 EX Selected for IntelliStation E-Pro Workstations

Quadro2 EX to Power IBM Professional Workstations

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NVIDIA Corporation
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For Immediate Release 
  
Santa Clara, CA – May 16, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that IBM® (NYSE: IBM) has selected NVIDIA's Quadro2 EX workstation graphics solution for the IBM IntelliStation Professional Workstations. The NVIDIA Quadro2 EX is slated to be the engine that drives the IntelliStation E Pro's 2D and 3D graphics performance. The perfect complement to IBM's E Pro line of affordable workstations, the NVIDIA Quadro2 EX is a high value workstation graphics solution that offers professional strength 2D and 3D performance, comprehensive application support and industry leading quality at unprecedented price points.

"IBM is known for providing stable, reliable solutions with the cutting-edge performance to keep professional users at peak productivity," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. "The Quadro2 EX is a highly optimized, full-featured professional graphics solution that will exceed the expectations of IntelliStation users."

The Quadro2 EX's power is unleashed by NVIDIA's series of custom application drivers featuring key enhancements vital to graphics professionals, including the ELSA® MAXtremeTM driver for 3ds maxTM, the ELSA POWERdraftTM driver for AutoCADTM and the QuadroViewTM driver for professional MCAD 3D visualization applications. The Quadro2 EX offers professional OpenGL software optimizations and full certification support for a extensive list of professional applications, including 3ds max™, AutoCAD™, Catia™, I-DEAS™, Lightwave™, Maya™, Mechanical Desktop™, MicroStation™, Pro/Engineer™, Softimage™, Solid Edge™, Solidworks™, Unigraphics™ and many more.

With industry-leading 2D performance, the Quadro2 EX is the ideal solution for corporate users and financial industry professionals looking for no-compromise stability and performance. The Quadro2 EX ships with NVIDIA's unified driver architecture, which allows forward-and-backward as well as top-to-bottom compatibility, greatly reducing support costs by simplifying system maintenance.

The IBM IntelliStation workstation delivers application-focused performance for customers running Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux operating systems. The IntelliStation family, which includes the E Pro, M Pro and Z Pro, supports a wide range of applications from digital content creation to software engineering, Web development and engineering applications. Customers benefit from the IntelliStation's ease-of-use, extreme graphics performance and reliability, powered by advanced processors from Intel®. For more information on IBM IntelliStation, visit http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/intellistation.

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NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), based in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. It's 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education.
 
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