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NVIDIA Graphics Power Sony's Fall 2000 Desktop PC Lineup

The NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Enables High-Performance Digital Imaging

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Derek Perez
Director of Public Relations
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2512 

For Immediate Release

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 16, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Sony Electronics features NVIDIA's GeForce2 MX™ graphics processor unit on its VAIO® Digital Studio™ series. Two of Sony's newest systems for PC and video enthusiasts--the PCV-RX270DS and PCV-RX280DS mini-tower systems--depend on the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX GPU to enable a new generation of digital imaging, movie editing, video e-mail, and other high-powered graphics applications.

"SONY is a trendsetter and one of the fastest growing PC companies in the world," stated Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of sales at NVIDIA. "With the VAIO Digital Studio PCs, Sony proves that you can have both visual innovation and an affordable, space-saving design in one package. The attractively priced VAIO PCs, with GeForce2 MX graphics, allow more and more users to take advantage of the latest digital video applications in a single or dual-screen display."

Designed for the PC and video enthusiast, the VAIO Digital Studio series desktop PCs (PCV-RX260DS, PCV-RX270DS and PCV-RX280DS) comprise the next generation of computing and digital imaging convergence. The models focus on power and creativity by emphasizing digital imaging, movie editing, video e-mail and music. The DVD drive on the VAIO Digital Studio series is ideal for video playback of popular DVD titles, and the CD-RW drive is a solid storage medium for all the personal memories created through the included MovieShaker™ software. 

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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