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NVIDIA Accelerates Graphics Performance on Compaq Commercial Desktop Systems

 
 
NVIDIA's TNT2 Pro Graphics Processor To Power Compaq Deskpro EN Series Desktop PCs

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Richard Black
Public Relations Manager
NVIDIA Corporation
Tel: (408) 615-2772
Email: rblack@nvidia.com

For Immediate Release

SANTA CLARA, CA – June 21, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Compaq Computer Corporation has chosen the TNT2 Pro as a graphics solution for its new Deskpro EN Series desktop PCs. Based on NVIDIA's TNT2 core architecture that incorporates the PC industry's most successful fourth generation 3D architecture, the TNT2 Pro allows Compaq to deliver award-winning graphics performance and quality across its Deskpro EN platform for end-users demanding the ultimate visual experience required by today's graphics intensive applications.

"NVIDIA has been working closely with Compaq on desktop graphics solutions for several years and are very pleased to add the Deskpro EN Series to our portfolio of successful programs," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of sales at NVIDIA. "We have been driving to become the dominant provider of graphics solutions to the corporate desktop and, with the addition of the Deskpro EN Series, we are a large step closer to this goal."

"The Compaq Deskpro EN Series is one of the leading solutions in the commercial PC market," said Ken Willett, Vice President Product Marketing, for Compaq's Commercial Personal Computing Group. "The addition of TNT2 Pro graphics to the Deskpro EN Series allows us to provide our customers with some of the most advanced, high performance graphics capabilities available today."
 
NVIDIA Products
The first 3D graphics semiconductor company to deliver a complete top-to-bottom family of 3D solutions, NVIDIA gives developers the advantage of a unified driver and one architecture across all implementations. NVIDIA's single-chip processors enable high-frame-rate 3D graphics, benchmark-winning 2D graphics, and high-definition digital video processing for unequaled visual realism and real-time interactivity. Optimized for both Microsoft® Direct3D® and OpenGL® APIs, NVIDIA's products currently include:

  • NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS™ and GeForce 256™ graphics processing units (GPUs) for the PC enthusiast market. NVIDIA's most recent GPU, the GeForce2 GTS, delivers an order-of-magnitude increase in geometry processing power and radical new per-pixel shading features unmatched by any other graphics processor.
  • NVIDIA Quadro™ for professional workstations, digital content creation, and MCAD markets. The Quadro GPU integrates the revolutionary QuadEngine architecture for optimized transform and lighting functions.
  • NVIDIA TNT2 and TNT2™ Pro for the performance PC market. The TNT2 and TNT2 Pro feature NVIDIA's award-winning, fourth-generation, 128-bit 3D architecture that has garnered more than 400 industry awards.
  • NVIDIA Vanta™, Vanta LT, and TNT2 M64 for the mainstream and value PC markets. Also based on the original award-winning NVIDIA TNT2 architecture, these processors offer low-cost, highly integrated choices for entry-level add-in card and motherboard applications.
  • NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2 for the sub-$1000 PC market. The first truly integrated, graphics chipset, Aladdin TNT2 redefines the possibilities for the lowest-cost platforms.

About NVIDIA
The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as a global leader in advanced graphics processing technology for mainstream platforms, honoring the company with the most awards in the history of the PC graphics industry. The breadth of the NVIDIA product family enables gripping multimedia experiences for the entire desktop computer market from workstations to internet-enabled appliances. In use by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers, NVIDIA products are used by the top PC OEMs, add-in card designers, and system builders worldwide. 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.

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.

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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: GeForce 256 and GeForce2 GTS should be written with an uppercase G and F, all other letters lowercase, and a space between GeForce and 256 as well as a space between GeForce2 and GTS. GTS is ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for Vanta and Quadro is title case. The recommended format for NVIDIA, RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX, NVIDIA TNT, and NVIDIA TNT2 is ALL CAPITALS. 
 
NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, NVIDIA TNT, NVIDIA TNT2, Vanta, Quadro, GeForce 256, and GeForce2 GTS are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. 



 
 
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