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NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti GPU Selected to Power IBM High Performance Desktop Line

GeForce3 Ti 500 Offered in IBM NetVista A and M Series of Desktop Systems

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For Immediate Release:

SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 15, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce3TM Ti 500 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) will be available in the IBM® NetVista A and M series of desktop computer systems.  NetVista systems represent IBM’s most powerful personal computer systems and are configured with cutting-edge technologies for maximum performance.  IBM NetVista systems configured with the GeForce3 Ti 500 GPU can be purchased at http://www.ibm.com.

“IBM recognizes the difference the GPU makes in overall system performance and relies on NVIDIA because we are the performance and technology leaders in 3D graphics,” said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “By including the GeForce3 Ti 500, IBM is equipping its customers with an elite graphics subsystem, complete with a full DirectX® 8.1 feature set and optimizations for Windows® XP.”

GeForce3 Ti 500
The GeForce3 Ti 500 is the world’s fastest, most feature rich GPU and the flagship product of NVIDIA’s desktop graphics family. The GeForce3 Ti 500 offers unparalleled antialiasing performance at 3.8 billion antialiased samples per second, and introduces groundbreaking new 3D graphics features to the desktop PC.  The GeForce3 Ti 500 GPU delivers more complex, cinematic images than ever before possible on a desktop PC and provides comprehensive support for the highly-anticipated Microsoft® Windows XP operating system. 

About IBM NetVista Systems
IBM NetVista features desktops and thin client systems to give users the performance and peace of mind to improve your computing experience. The NetVista series is designed for users who want maximum performance features, including Intel® Pentium® 4 processors, high-speed hard disk drives, upgradeable graphics and longer image stability for easier deployments.  IBM NetVista systems meet the unique needs of home/home office, small business and enterprise customers and are delivered ready-to-use and backed by IBM’s award-winning service and support.

About NVIDIA
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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