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NVIDIA'S RIVA TNT to be Featured in New Compaq Prosignia Desktop PCs

Award Winning Graphics Processor Featured as a Standard in New Line of PC's 

For Immediate Release

SANTA CLARA, CA -NOVEMBER 11, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation today announced that a graphics board based on NVIDIA's RIVA TNT(TM) 3D graphics processor was selected for the new Compaq Prosignia Desktop Series of PCs designed for growing businesses. Compaq Prosignia Desktops will feature the RIVA TNT, the world's fastest graphics processor (Source: Mercury Research), to provide extraordinary 3D/2D performance and quality to customers in small to medium businesses who desire the latest in industry-standard technology.

"Compaq's decision to feature RIVA TNT in their new Prosignia desktop PCs demonstrates that outstanding 3D performance is a new but important requirement for contemporary business computers," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of sales for NVIDIA. "The combination of the RIVA TNT and Compaq Prosignia desktops extends the business computing platform to embrace emerging Microsoft standards such as Chromeffects, and the next generation human interface, GDI+."

"Compaq is committed to providing up-to-the-minute, world-class graphics technology to meet the needs of its customers," said Eric Schuster, Director of Small and Medium Business Product Marketing, Compaq Computer Corporation. "NVIDIA's 3D processors have become synonymous with performance and quality. The RIVA TNT is an excellent match for Compaq Prosignia desktop PCs."

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 Direct3D and OpenGL.

The Latest Technology: Compaq Prosignia Desktop Series
Offering the latest industry-standard options and peripherals available, including NVIDIA's 128-bit 3D graphics technology, growing businesses can easily configure Compaq Prosignia desktops to meet their individual business needs and purchase the new products directly from Compaq over the phone, on the Internet or through local independent value added resellers.

Compaq Prosignia Desktop's ship with a suite of software applications ideal for growing businesses including: Compaq Online Services; Microsoft Office Small Business Edition or Microsoft Office Professional Edition; Microsoft Internet Explorer; and Norton Anti-Virus software. Compaq Prosignia Desktops are optimized for Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

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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