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NVIDIA Demonstrates Its Windows XP Advantage at Microsoft System Builder Roadshow


NVIDIA Joins Windows XP Team to Educate and Train System Builders on Windows XP Features and Benefits

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SANTA CLARA, CA — SEPTEMBER 6, 2001  —NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the company is partnering with Microsoft® at the OEM System Builder Windows® XP Roadshow.  By accelerating all of the new features of the new operating system NVIDIA provides the ultimate platform for System Builders developing Windows XP systems.

“Windows XP is one of the most important consumer software products the PC industry has ever seen,” stated Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “Our hardware and software products are designed for Windows XP and have optimizations that make them the best Windows XP building blocks on the planet.”

Starting September 6th in Phoenix, Arizona and ending October 13th in New York City, New York, the Windows XP Roadshow is an 18-city, coast-to-coast tour, aimed at providing System Builders with pre-installation training on Windows XP Professional.  System Builders will leave the event with the tools and training needed to build and sell new PCs preinstalled with Windows XP and featuring NVIDIA-based graphics for consumers.  All attendees will receive a free copy of Windows XP Professional Release Candidate Software.

NVIDIA’s participation in this Roadshow is further evidence of the company’s commitment to support the thriving system builder business.  From co-op accrual to marketing materials, NVIDIA's Select Builder program provides system builders with personalized marketing support.  The Select Builder proprietary Web site includes sales and marketing contacts, vendor information, and marketing toolkits—providing logos, sales tools, line listings, and other NVIDIA marketing materials.

For more information on NVIDIA’s Select Builder Program, please visit the NVIDIA Web site at

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located 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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