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NVIDIA Personal Cinema Redefines PC Home Entertainment

NVIDIA Launches Revolutionary Integrated TV/Video/Graphics Entertainment Solution

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Diane Vanasse        
NVIDIA Corporation        
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM – SAN JOSE - AUGUST 27, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced NVIDIA Personal Cinema, the industry’s most complete digital entertainment solution, offering consumers a sophisticated blend of consumer-friendly video functionality, industry leading DVD playback and award-winning 3D graphics technology all in one consumer friendly package. NVIDIA Personal Cinema is the first product of its kind to implement a multi-function remote control, ensuring users of a simplified and intuitive interactive PC/video experience.

"With the universal remote and seamless integration among DVD, DVR, and live TV viewing, using Personal Cinema appeared to bring a new level of user-friendliness to multimedia PC functions—making it more like a traditional consumer electronics device," said Patrick Megenity, contributing editor of the Stereophile’s Guide to Home Theater.

With its impeccably integrated hardware and software suite, NVIDIA Personal Cinema allows users to watch, record, and control live TV, enjoy superior DVD playback, and use the PC to create personal home movies. Personal Cinema’s Intelligent TV feature allows users to pause live TV, instantly replay an exciting scene, skip over a commercial, or automatically program the PC to record future shows or movies.  Users will also be assured of the outstanding graphics, fast frame rates and superior performance that are synonymous with NVIDIA.
“Personal Cinema is the first product from NVIDIA targeted at delivering a full-range of multimedia and graphics technologies in one package to the PC home entertainment market,” said Dan Vivoli vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “By merging high-end graphics and professional level video features with a consumer friendly, universal remote control, Personal Cinema is a breakthrough in both power and ease of use for all-inclusive video/graphics solutions.”

Consisting of an NVIDIA based graphics board, a video-in/video-out module, a high quality TV Tuner, a breakout box which connects to the PC via a single nine pin cable, and the multifunction remote for controlling all Intelligent TV and DVD playback features, NVIDIA Personal Cinema is the premiere digital entertainment solution for any PC user.

NVIDIA Personal Cinema will be available in the fall of this year and from VisionTek and Compro Technology.

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), based in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education.

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 "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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