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NVIDIA Recognized by Computer Gaming World for Technological Excellence in 3D Graphics

SANTA CLARA, CA - MARCH 4, 1999--NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) today announced that they were the recipient of the Special Premier Award for Hardware Development at the 1999 Premier Awards from Computer Gaming World (CGW) held in San Francisco on February 22, 1999. This unique award recognizes NVIDIA for having the best 3D graphics hardware technology throughout the RIVA™ family of products, which includes the RIVA 128(TM), RIVA 128ZX(TM) and the RIVA TNT(TM).
"This award from Computer Gaming World truly stands out among the 200 other industry awards we have won to date and establishes NVIDIA's position as the technological leader in the 3D graphics market," said Michael Hara, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "CGW recognizes the dedication of our people who design and deliver great products and it exemplifies our commitment to providing great graphics solutions to our OEM's and end-users."
The Premier Awards from CGW identifies the industry's best game for each genre as well as the best game-related hardware primarily based on: the advancement of the gaming experience, performance within game genre or hardware component standards, and quality of innovation, play balance and aesthetic presentation.
"Starting with RIVA 128, and continuing through the RIVA TNT, NVIDIA has delivered 3D architectures that have continually set new standards," said Dave Salvator, technical editor at Computer Gaming World. "Looking at their current roadmap, and based on their track record of delivering solid products, we believe that NVIDIA will continue to be one of the top players in the industry."
NVIDIA Processors
The RIVA family of 3D/2D processors, the RIVA TNT(™) RIVA 128ZX(™) and the RIVA 128(™), 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(™) 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(™) and OpenGL(™).
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) designs, markets and sells a complete family of award-winning 3D processors that deliver industry-leading performance and visual quality for a broad range of PC applications, including: enterprise visualization, e-commerce, e-business, entertainment and education. Corporate headquarters are located in California: 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, California 95051. For more information visit the Company's web site at
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.
Notes to Editors: Please note that the recommended way of writing NVIDIA, RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX, RIVA TNT and RIVA TNT2 is all CAPITALS.
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