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For Immediate Release
SANTA CLARA, CA — November 8, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) selected the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX™, the company's powerful and versatile mainstream GPU (graphics processing unit), as a graphics solution for its Presario 7000 Series desktop PCs. As a part of Compaq's popular configure-to-order program, the GeForce2 MX is available via Compaq's "Built for You" kiosks, on the web at www.compaq.com, or by telephone at 1.800.888.0220.
The GeForce2 MX delivers industry-leading graphics performance and high-end features to business and entertainment applications, such as dual monitor support with TwinView™ and Digital Vibrance Control™ for precise image quality. This rich feature set, combined with its low cost, truly makes the GeForce2 MX a GPU for the masses.
"Presario customers now have a wide range of NVIDIA-based graphics choices, suited to meet their individual computing needs," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing for NVIDIA Corporation. "We are proud that Compaq, the world's largest supplier of PC's, recognizes the performance and quality of our products and makes such broad use of our GPU's."
The GeForce2 MX mainstream 2D/3D GPU compliments Presario's current NVIDIA-based graphics offerings including the NVIDIA Vanta™ value processor, TNT2™ M64 mainstream 2D/3D graphics solution, and the GeForce2 GTS™ performance GPU.
Compaq's Presario series offers maximum power to home and home office users demanding fast Internet exploration as well as high performance in multimedia applications. The Compaq Presario line features AMD Athlon and Intel Pentium® III processors with speeds ranging from 850 MHz to 1 GHz, memory configurations up to 348 MB, a choice of Microsoft Home or Small Business applications, and a standard NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS. NVIDIA's GeForce2 graphics platform integrates the world's fastest graphics processing unit with radical per-pixel shading features to give enthusiasts the ultimate performance and quality when using the latest in games, business software and multimedia applications.
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 http://www.nvidia.com.
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Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, 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, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Factors Affecting Operating Results," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
Notes to Editors: GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce 256, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX should be written as shown, with an uppercase "G" and "F", with a lowercase "e" and a lowercase "orce." There is no space between "GeForce" and "2" for GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX. There is a space before "Ultra," "GTS," "MX," and "256." The word "Ultra" is in titlecase. "MX" and "GTS" are in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for Vanta and Quadro is title case. Quadro2 Pro and Quadro2 MXR should be written as shown; there is no space between "Quadro" and "2." There is a space before "MXR" and it is in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for NVIDIA, NVIDIA TNT2, NVIDIA TNT, RIVA 128, and RIVA 128ZX and is ALL CAPITALS.
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