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NVIDIA's RIVA TNT2 Accelerates Fast-Paced Action at Professional Gamers' League Championships


Guillemot Maxi Xentor 32 Ultra and AMD K6 III Round Out Ultimate Gaming Platforms Utilized in PGL Finals Action 
SANTA CLARA, CA – MAY 21, 1999 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the award-winning RIVA TNT2™, the world's fastest 3D processor(1), will power the gaming platforms used at the AMD® Professional Gamers' League (PGL) spring championships. The RIVA TNT2-based Guillemot Maxi Xentor 32 Ultra graphics accelerator, combined with the AMD-K6®-III PC, delivers the unprecedented gaming experience demanded by the high level game enthusiasts participating in this event. The Spring 1999 championships are being held at XS New York, a popular Interactive Gaming Arena located in Times Square, on May 21 - 22.

"The intense nature of the PGL championships demand that only the highest performing graphics processor be utilized to power the gaming experiences of this event," said Michael Hara, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "The RIVA TNT2 is the obvious choice for these demanding gamers. World class gaming enthusiasts demand a platform that will provide high-quality graphics while pushing their systems to unheard of levels – and with the Guillemot Maxi Xentor 32 Ultra, that is what they will be getting at the PGL championships."
NVIDIA Family Processors
The RIVA family of 3D/2D graphics processors, the RIVA TNT2™, RIVA TNT™, RIVA 128ZXTM and the RIVA 128™ is the first family of high performance graphics 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 intensive 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 TNT2 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 graphics processors are optimized for both Direct3D™ and OpenGL APIs.

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) designs, markets and sells a complete family of award-winning 3D graphics 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
(1)Mercury Research, Scottsdale, AZ; May 1999 –
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