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NVIDIA Graphics Technology Now Standard in all Apple Desktops

Apple's New iMac Features NVIDIA GeForce Technology

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NVIDIA Corporation
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For Immediate Release:

MACWORLD SAN FRANCISCO–JANUARY 8, 2002 - NVIDIA Corporation today announced that with Apple's introduction of the new iMac with GeForce2 MX, NVIDIA graphics are now standard across all Macintosh desktop platforms. The performance and quality of NVIDIA's graphics combined with Apple's revolutionary ergonomic iMac design provides consumers with an affordable, high-performance desktop for today's exciting digital solutions. 

"In one short year NVIDIA has become the top-to-bottom provider of GPUs for the Macintosh desktop platform," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. "The pairing of Apple's new iMac with NVIDIA's award-winning graphics technology guarantees consumers an unparalleled computing experience."

"The new iMac will redefine what consumers can expect from their computing experience," said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The new iMac's revolutionary design combines the power of Mac OS X and PowerPC G4 processors with incredible GeForce2 MX graphics for an exciting 3D experience."

Combining NVIDIA’s award winning GeForce franchise with the new iMacs make for a uniquely powerful multimedia platform.  The GeForce2 MX delivers razor-sharp, crystal-clear 2D graphics and 3D graphics in full 32-bit color and also offers advanced 3D performance by delivering over 25 million sustained triangles per second and 800 million texels per second.

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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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