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NVIDIA GPU Optimized for Upcoming Intel Pentium 4 Processor


NVIDIA's GeForce2 Ultra is the GPU of choice for Intel Press Evaluation Program

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Derek Perez
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2512

For Immediate Release 

SANTA CLARA, CA — November 15, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that its GeForce2 UltraTM graphics processing unit (GPU) was chosen by Intel® for the Pentium® 4 press evaluation program. Combining the staggering performance of NVIDIA's GeForce2 Ultra with the latest Detonator 3 software, NVIDIA provides outstanding support for the Pentium 4 processor's new instruction set (SSE2). In support of its relationship with Intel, NVIDIA will be participating in the Pentium 4 processor independent software vendor's pavilion at Comdex.

"By combining the Pentium 4 processor's new instruction set with the power of NVIDIA's GeForce2TM architecture, end users will experience a stunning new level of visual realism and interactivity on the PC not attained on any other computing platform," said David Fair, Intel Visualization Technologies Initiative Manager.

"NVIDIA has invested significant engineering resources in optimizing our software for Intel's new Pentium 4 processor," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing for NVIDIA Corporation. "With these new optimizations, NVIDIA looks forward to bringing an even higher level of performance and quality to end-users."

The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology, honoring the company with the most graphics awards in the history of the PC industry. PC OEMs, add-in card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies worldwide choose NVIDIA GPUs as the core component of their graphics processing solutions. NVIDIA GPUs are used by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers. NVIDIA graphics processors deliver superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at

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