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New NVIDIA GeForce Titanium Series In Stores Now

GeForce Titanium Series Available Immediately at Babbage's, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Electronics Boutique, GameStop, Micro Center, Software Etc., and Other Leading U.S. Retailers

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Brian Burke
NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 18, 2001 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its award-winning GeForce™ Titanium series of graphics processing units (GPUs) are available for immediate purchase from Babbage's, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Electronics Boutique, GameStop, Micro Center, Software Etc., and other leading retailers nationwide.  NVIDIA's add-in card partners have stocked retail shelves with graphics boards based on the GeForce2 Ti, GeForce3 Ti 200 and GeForce3 Ti 500 GPUs. 

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"With the launch of the entire GeForce Titanium series, NVIDIA is changing the dynamics of every market segment for graphics cards," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  "Each product in the GeForce Titanium product series addresses a specific area of the graphics board market, and raises the performance and image quality bar in each segment considerably.  This product introduction is a significant step in achieving our goal of providing cinematic-quality graphics on every PC."

"The fact that we have had people coming in asking for NVIDIA GeForce Titanium-based boards for weeks illustrates the tremendous demand for these products," stated Scott Valencia, Director of CompUSA GameFixx.  "The GeForce Titanium series has something for every level of consumer, whether they are looking for an entry-level solution, state of the art technology at a mainstream price, or the fastest, most full-featured graphics accelerator available today.  The GeForce Titanium series covers all the bases from high-end, to low-end and everything in between."

Add-in card companies manufacturing GeForce Titanium products include: ASUStek Computer, Inc., ELSA, EVGA, Gainward Co. Ltd., Leadtek Research, Inc., MSI, PNY Technologies, and Visiontek, Inc. 

The GeForce Titanium series consists of three new products:

  • GeForce3 Ti 500 - The GeForce3 Ti 500 is the world's fastest, feature rich GPU and the flagship product of NVIDIA's desktop graphics family.  The GeForce3 Ti 500 offers unparalleled anti-aliasing performance; 3.8 billion antialiased samples per second, and introduces groundbreaking new 3D graphics features to the desktop PC.
  • GeForce3 Ti 200 - The GeForce3 Ti 200 is the first DirectX 8 GPU targeted at the performance mainstream market.  By delivering 2.8 billion antialiased samples per second, the GeForce3 Ti 200 brings high-performance 3D graphics and state-of-the-art image quality to the performance-minded consumer.
  • GeForce2 Ti - GeForce2 Ti redefines graphics performance for mainstream computers by delivering 1 billion pixels/sec. rendering power and delivering a groundbreaking 6.4GB/sec. of bandwidth for the mainstream consumer.

All of the GeForce Titanium GPUs utilize the recently announced Detonator XP Unified Driver Architecture (UDA).  Detonator XP includes specific technology designed to unleash the power of the highly anticipated Windows® XP operating system.  It also provides performance enhancements for Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows Me environments.

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.

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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