Micron Selects NVIDIA's RIVA TNT

Millenia Max Line of Desktop Systems Powered by World's Fastest Graphics Processor 
For Immediate Release

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - October 23, 1998 -- NVIDIATM Corporation announced today that Micron Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MUEI), the PC industry's third largest direct vendor, has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA TNTTM 3D graphics processor for their Millenia(R) MaxTM high-performance desktop systems. The RIVA TNT, the world's fastest graphics processor, is available as an option through the Viper V550 from Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIMD).

"The selection of NVIDIA's RIVA TNT is in concert with our 'New Rules. New Tools' campaign targeting users and companies that are dedicated to leveraging the latest, most powerful technology in their drive to win," said Jeffrey K. Moeser, Micron vice president of desktop products.

"The Millenia Max is a prime example of the cutting edge technology that has made Micron a leader in the PC market," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of sales for NVIDIA. "NVIDIA's award winning RIVA TNT 3D processor is not only the perfect choice for the power user who wants the ultimate visual experience in 2D and 3D, but it also gives Micron and the Millenia Max a winning edge in a highly-competitive market."

Micron Millenia Max
For the power-hungry user who wants an over-the-top, extremely high-performance desktop experience with the highest quality graphics and multimedia play, the Millennia Max configuration is available now. Customers can order their customized Millennia system through direct sales via the Internet (www.micronpc.com) or by phone (1-800-209-9686).

NVIDIA's RIVA family of 3D processors, the RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX and RIVA TNT, are the first 128-bit 3D processors to deliver leadership Direct3D performance to the mainstream PC market. By leveraging NVIDIA's graphics technology and massive gate counts, the RIVA processor family is designed to deliver stunningly realistic, high frame rate 3D, along with benchmark winning 2D, VGA and video acceleration all in single chip iterations. The RIVA processors are optimized for both Direct3DTM and OpenGL(R).

NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation, rated the most influential 3D processor company in the PC industry by PC Magazine, designs, develops, markets and sells high-performance 3D processors for personal computers. Corporate headquarters are in California: NVIDIA Corporation, 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA: 408-615-2500, http://www.nvidia.com.
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