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NVIDIA GPU Provides New Level of Graphics Power to HP Personal Workstations

NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR Now a Key Ingredient in HP Visualize Workstations

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Derek Perez
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2512

For Immediate Release

SANTA CLARA, CA — October 26, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Hewlett-Packard offers the NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR™ graphics processor unit (GPU), as a member of HP's Leadership Graphics Program, on its HP Visualize Personal Workstation family. The Quadro2 MXR GPU enables advanced graphics functionality, including 32-bit rendering, TwinView™ dual display architecture, Digital Vibrance Control™ (DVC), 32-bit Z buffering and other capabilities that bring unmatched visual impact to professional-class applications.

"HP stands for precision and quality," stated Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "Being selected by HP is a true testament to the quality and performance of our GPUs. This announcement validates that we are the graphics standard for the workstation market."

The HP visualize personal workstation family delivers the latest and most powerful Intel® Pentium® processors, the industry's fastest graphics accelerators, increased disk space, and I/O capacities, industry-leading interoperability tools, and more RAM at a lower price. Complementing the cost-effective performance of the HP p- and x-class workstations, the NVIDIA graphics units further extend HP workstation solutions for financial professionals, engineers, scientists, analysts, and designers working in visualization, design, and animation.

"NVIDIA continues to show strong leadership in entry and mid-range technical 3D solutions with the introduction of the Quadro2 architecture," said Jeff Wood, product marketing manager for Hewlett-Packard's personal workstation line. "It will be an excellent compliment to our VISUALIZE fx graphics products for our technical 3D customers. We look forward to working with NVIDIA to integrate the Quadro2 graphics solutions as a part of our Leadership Graphics Program."

NVIDIA's Quadro2 MXR delivers 25 million triangles per second and 400 million pixels per second. It provides a cost-effective solution for mainstream professional end users who want the benefits of advanced workstation solutions but at an affordable price. Through its TwinView™ display architecture, Quadro2 MXR offers unparalleled flexibility in display options. TwinView supports a dizzying array of multi-display configurations, allowing various combinations of multiple monitors, flat panels, and TVs to be connected to a single Quadro2 MXR. TwinView even supports two independent flat panels, an industry first.

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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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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