NVIDIA Brings Explosive 3D Performance to Intel's Pentium III Processor

New `Detonator' Software Enhances RIVA TNT for Intel Pentium III Processor
SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 17, 1999--NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) announced today that its RIVA TNT(TM) 3D processor is optimized for Intel(R) Pentium(R) III processor-based PCs. With the introduction of its new "Detonator" software, NVIDIA has added support for the Pentium III processor's Streaming SIMD Extensions to take full advantage of the Pentium III processor from Intel.

"Coupling the Intel Pentium III processor's Streaming SIMD Extensions with the RIVA TNT architecture provides NVIDIA's customers with an optimized 3D processing solution for the advanced Pentium III processor," said David Fair, Intel Visual Computing Marketing Manager.

"High performance 3D puts an unusually high burden on the CPU, as 3D has an insatiable demand for computational resources," said Michael Hara, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "With the launch of the new Intel Pentium III processor, NVIDIA looks forward to the increased horsepower to bring an even higher level of performance and quality to users this spring."

NVIDIA Detonator
Optimized for next-generation CPUs and DirectX 6.0, NVIDIA's Detonator software provides the highest performance and quality for RIVA TNT-based PC products. In addition to performance enhancements, the Detonator software improves overall stability and is forward compatible with future NVIDIA processors. Windows 2000-ready, NVIDIA's Detonator software is available now at www.nvidia.com.

NVIDIA Processors
The RIVA family of 3D/2D processors, the RIVA TNT(TM), RIVA 128ZX(TM) and the RIVA 128(TM), is the first family of high performance processors for the performance mainstream PC market. The RIVA processors utilize a 128-bit pipeline to support the computational throughput required for current and future graphically intense applications. The NVIDIA Vanta(TM) 3D/2D processor is the first in a family of 3D processors designed for the enterprise PC market. Based on the award winning RIVA TNT architecture, the NVIDIA Vanta processor is designed for Windows 2000 and the burgeoning market for enterprise visualization applications. By leveraging its graphics technology and massive gate counts, all NVIDIA processors are able to deliver stunningly realistic, high frame rate 3D, along with benchmark winning 2D, VGA and video acceleration in single chip solutions. NVIDIA processors are optimized for both Direct3D(TM) and OpenGL(TM).

NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation, rated the most influential 3D processor company by PC Magazine, designs, develops, markets and sells high-performance 3D processors for personal computers. New corporate headquarters are in California: NVIDIA Corporation, 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051. (408) 615-2500. http://www.nvidia.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially. Factors that may affect NVIDIA's actual results include the impact of competitive products and pricing, technological changes in products and components, the ability to timely and successfully develop and produce in volume new products and modifications to existing products, market acceptance of new products and modifications to existing products and conditions in the PC market. Further information on factors that could affect the financial results of NVIDIA is included in the Registration Statement on Form S-1, dated January 22, 1999, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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