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Creative Graphics Blaster TNT2 and Diamond Viper V770 Recognized as Top Products on CNET
SANTA CLARA, CA. – JUNE 22, 1999 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2-based graphics accelerator has occupied one of the top spots for three consecutive weeks on CNET's prestigious Shopper.com web site. The Creative 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra graphics accelerator from Creative Labs (Nasdaq: CREAF) and the RIVA TNT2-based Viper V770TM from Diamond Multimedia Systems (Nasdaq: DIMD) and the have shared the number one spot in CNET's round-up of the "1,000 most popular online products" at CNET: The Computer Network-Shopper.com. (http://www.shopper.com).
"Consumers and OEMs alike have been searching for an product to 'put them over the edge' when it comes to PC Computing," said Michael Hara, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "Maintaining the top positions atop CNET's polls over products like the PDAs, digital cameras and other electronics products is a true testament to the importance of the graphics accelerator to end-users."
The 32MB AGP Viper V770 card from Diamond Multimedia and the 32MB AGP 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra from Creative Labs can be purchased online at http://www.shopper.com for a suggested retail price of $200 (US).
"Coupling NVIDIA's new RIVA TNT2 graphics processor, with Creative's ability to provide top-notch products and support, we are able to deliver a compelling graphics solution to our partners," said Steve Mosher, vice president, graphics business for Creative. "Creative and NVIDIA continue to demonstrate their market leadership by delivering an exceptional 3D graphics solution to the retail market with Creative's new 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra."
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 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. Investors are advised to read the Company's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Factors Affecting Operating Results," for a fuller discussion of such risks and uncertainties.
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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