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NVIDIA Graphics Processor Selected by HP for Mainstream Desktop PCs

Award-Winning RIVA TNT Processor Featured As Standard Motherboard Configuration 
    
SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 27, 1999 – Furthering their position as the leading worldwide provider of mainstream 3D graphic solutions for PC OEMs, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA TNT 3D graphics processor as the standard motherboard graphics solution for the HP Pavilion 8580C and 8590C multimedia personal computers.
"HP has a strong reputation for providing the latest technology in mainstream home PC solutions," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. "By selecting the RIVA TNT, with its high performance and complete feature set, HP Pavillion customers can now enjoy all of the latest graphically-intense applications, web sites and entertainment titles."

NVIDIA's RIVA TNT 3D graphics processor has been optimized for Intel® Pentium® III processor-based PCs and when combined with NVIDIA's "Detonator" software, the RIVA TNT allows OEMs to offer best-in-class CPU and graphics processing power for high-performance PC users. NVIDIA has added support for the Pentium III processor's Streaming SIMD Extensions® to take full advantage of the capabilities of the Pentium III processor. The RIVA TNT offers fast fill rates of up to 180 million pixels-per-second and an enhanced dual 32-bit color 3D pipeline that contributes to the spectacular performance and visual quality output. The RIVA TNT also delivers a full hardware triangle set-up engine, full screen antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, 32-bit Z/stencil-buffer, bump mapping, and DVD playback.
 
NVIDIA Family Processors
The RIVA family of 3D/2D graphics processors, the RIVA TNT2™, RIVA TNT™, RIVA 128ZX™ 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-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 TNT2 architecture, the NVIDIA Vanta processor is designed for Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and the burgeoning market for e-business and e-commerce applications. By leveraging NVIDIA's technically advanced graphics architecture with deep sub-micron process technology, its 3D 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.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, is the only independent top-to-bottom supplier of 3D graphics solutions for mainstream PCs. NVIDIA designs, markets and sells an award-winning family of 3D processors, delivering industry-leading performance and visual quality for a broad range of PC-based applications, including enterprise visualization, e-commerce, e-business, education and entertainment. Used by the top PC OEMs in the world, NVIDIA's products are distributed through a worldwide channel that includes PC OEM, add-in card and motherboard partners in Europe, Asia and North America. Due to the high-performance and feature-rich graphics solutions provided by NVIDIA, partners provide unequaled visual realism and real-time interactivity. NVIDIA's products deliver leading-edge performance in all areas of visual computing including: 3D, 2D graphics, VGA and digital video. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.nvidia.com.
    
Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third party manufacturers, general industry trends, including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products and the Company's dependence on third party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Factors Affecting Operating Results," for a fuller discussion of these and other 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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