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Gateway Selects NVIDIA's RIVA TNT

Gateway GX-450XL Home PC Powered by World's Fastest Graphics Processor 

For Immediate Release
 
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - November 2, 1998 -- NVIDIATM Corporation announced today that Gateway (NYSE:GTW), a leading global manufacturer of build-to-order personal computer systems, has chosen NVIDIA's RIVA TNTTM 3D graphics processor for their new GX-450XL consumer PC solution. The RIVA TNT, the world's fastest graphics processor (Source: Mercury Research), is a standard option made available through the Velocity 4400TM from STB Systems (NASDAQ: STBI).

"With its dedication to quality and leadership performance, the GX-450XL desktop is an excellent match for the unprecedented power of the RIVA TNT," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of sales for NVIDIA. "Through Gateway's decision to offer the RIVA TNT, NVIDIA is able to deliver a stunning visual experience to a broad audience of PC users that are hungry for the promise of 3D in entertainment, business and on-line applications."

Gateway GX-450XL Configuration
The powerful GX-450XL gives Gateway's clients one of the most robust systems on the market today. The system also allows clients to update their computing power through expansion capabilities, including five PCI slots, a 300W power supply, and four DIMM slots for up to 512MB of SDRAM. The full ATX tower case has six 3.5" drive bays and four 5.25" drive bays for added expandability.

The multimedia features of the GX-450XL include a digital soundcard and digital speaker system to provide crystal clear digital audio. The GX-450XL also features a 16MB AGP NVIDIA RIVA TNT graphics processor and a 19" monitor (18'' viewable) to handle the most demanding video and graphics applications. A CD-RW drive and DVD-ROM drive provide support for the latest games and software applications. The new system was available as of October 19, 1998. For more information, visit www.gateway.com or call 1-800-GATEWAYSM.

NVIDIA RIVA Family
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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