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For Immediate Release
SANTA CLARA, CA. – October 9, 2000 -- NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Gateway has selected its broad line of GeForce 2 graphics processing units (GPUs) for their Select and Performance desktop PC product lines. Gateway's Performance and Select Product Lines offer the latest technology and highest performance to fulfill a wide range of customer needs.
"NVIDIA's GeForce2 family of GPU's deliver a superior combination of graphics performance, quality, compatibility and features for every market segment," said Mike Ritter, director, product marketing for Gateway Consumer. "We have had a long history of successful products with NVIDIA and this decision continues that trend."
"NVIDIA is pleased to be selected once again as a premiere graphics provider to Gateway," said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of sales at NVIDIA Corporation. "This design win further validates our strategy to provide incredible graphics quality and performance for every level of end user."
Gateway's selection of the GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 Pro and GeForce2 Ultra provide a unique combination of blazingly fast graphics processing and powerful new features, such as sophisticated per-pixel shading and a second generation transform and lighting engine, to deliver unprecedented interactive realism never before available on the PC platform. Other major 3D features of the GeForce2 family include:
-NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer (NSR) – multi-operation per-pixel rendering engine
-AGP 4X support
-Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® and SGI OpenGL®
-Optimal performance for current and future CPUs from Intel and AMD.
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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