NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Featured in IBM Workstation Line

Quadro2 Pro Graphics Solution Selected to Power New IBM E Pro IntelliStation Professional Workstations

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NVIDIA Corporation
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For Immediate Release:

SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 10, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that IBM® (NYSE: IBM) has selected the NVIDIA Quadro™2 Pro workstation graphics solution to be standard equipment in the new IBM IntelliStation E Pro Professional Workstation.  The selection of the Quadro2 Pro for the IntelliStation E Pro Workstation means Quadro2 Pro is available in all advanced 3D IBM IntelliStation workstations, and maintains NVIDIA’s top-to-bottom position in the IBM workstation product line.

“The extreme 2D and 3D graphics performance of the Quadro2 Pro is the perfect complement to IBM’s powerful IntelliStation E Pro systems,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “By offering a Quadro2 Pro in IntelliStation configurations, IBM is providing outstanding graphics performance in each segment of its product line.”

The award-winning Quadro2 Pro is NVIDIA’s fastest workstation solution, delivering unprecedented 3D and 2D performance for the engineering professional.  The Quadro2 Pro includes a hardware antialiased line engine, 6.4GB/sec. bandwidth enabling work in fully textured mode while achieving real-time frame rates, and a 64MB unified frame buffer—providing ample room for high-resolution, 32bpp textures.  With 1.0G pixels/sec. rendering power and 31M triangles/sec. geometry processing power, the Quadro2 Pro is an ideal choice for any design environment.

The IBM IntelliStation workstation delivers application-focused performance for customers running Microsoft® Windows® NT®, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Linux operating systems. The IntelliStation family, which includes the E Pro, M Pro and Z Pro, supports a wide range of applications from digital media to software engineering, Web development, and engineering applications. Customers benefit from the IntelliStation's ease-of-use, 3D graphics performance and reliability, powered by advanced processors from Intel®. For more information on IBM IntelliStation, visit http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/intellistation.

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.

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