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SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 31, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the company’s line of graphics processing units (GPUs), including the award-winning GeForce3™ and GeForce2™ GPUs, has swept PCWorld.com’s Top 10 Graphics Board for Gamers feature. These 10 graphics boards, all NVIDIA GeForce3- and GeForce2-based products, were reviewed and tested by the PC World test center and selected for the list based on a combination of price, performance and features. The entire article can be viewed at http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,65283,00.asp.
“Whether you are a conventional PC consumer or a hard core gamer you want the best visual experience you can afford,” stated Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “PC World’s round-up demonstrates that regardless of pricing constraints, the range of NVIDIA products can meet the needs of every consumer.”
Graphics boards were tested under Windows® Millennium Edition. Performance scores were based on tests evaluated on frame rate (50 percent) and image quality (50 percent). Games included in the testing were Epic Games Unreal Tournament™, Id Software's Quake III Arena, Interplay's MDK2 Demo, Infogrames's Test Drive 6, and the Caligari TrueSpace 4.2 Benchmark for both performance and image-quality testing. Overall rating was based on performance (65 percent), features (15 percent), price (10 percent), and support policies (10 percent).
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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