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NVIDIA and PNY Technologies Launch “Got Voodoo – Get Verto” On-line Trade-in Promotion

 
 
3dfx Owners Can Now Trade in their Voodoo Graphics Card for a Verto™ Graphics Cards Featuring NVIDIA’s High-Performance GPUs

For further information, contact:
Diane Vanasse
NVIDIA Corporation
408-486-2672
dvanasse@nvidia.com

For Immediate Release:

Parsippany, NJ  & Santa Clara, CA - NOVEMBER 26, 2001 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), in conjunction with PNY Technologies, announced today the “Got Voodoo – Get Verto” online redemption promotion for 3dfx™ Voodoo™ graphics card owners.  For a limited time, end-users can trade in their Voodoo graphics cards with the purchase of select models of PNY Verto graphics cards for a cash-back rebate.  In addition, an NVIDIA ForceWare™ Game CD, which features a selection of games and applications optimized for advanced graphics technology will be included. 

Information about the redemption program can be found on the following Web sites: www.pny.com/home/products/get_verto.cfm and www.3dfx.com.  All rebate requests must be received online by the program expiration date of January 19th, 2002 to qualify. 

“PNY is proud to launch this unique graphic card trade-in promotion specifically focused at 3dfx loyalists”, said Anthony Gomez, vice president of channel sales and marketing with PNY.  “3dfx graphic card owners selected the best graphic card before; with Verto, we want them to feel proud to own the best card again.”

 “The success of PNY graphics solutions has been growing steadily and this trade-in program provides tremendous value to PC enthusiasts,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of sales with NVIDIA Corporation. “We’re extremely pleased to give 3dfx owners the opportunity to upgrade to our latest GPU technology.”

Under the program guidelines, consumers who purchase a PNY Verto MX 400 (PCI or AGP), GeForce2™ Ti or GeForce3 Ti 500 graphics card will receive a cash-back bonus upon trade-in of their old 3dfx card, ranging from $10 to $30, depending on the specific PNY Verto Graphics Card purchased.  In addition, those who purchase a Verto GeForce3 Ti 500 by December 31 2001 will receive an added bonus -- a pair of i-O Display Systems’® 3D Smart Glasses, a $49.99 value.   All Verto graphics cards come with PNY’s signature lifetime replacement warranty and toll-free technical support. 

About PNY
PNY Verto Graphics Cards are available at leading national retailers including CompUSA, Circuit City, Staples, Electronics Boutique, Office Depot, Fry’s, Tiger Direct and other participating PNY retail channel partners.

PNY Technologies, Inc., supplier of top quality, innovative solutions for everything in and around the computer, is an ISO 9000 registered company. The company is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and maintains manufacturing facilities and sales offices in North America (Parsippany, New Jersey and Santa Clara, California) and Europe (Ballivor, Ireland and Bordeaux, France.)

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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