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NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 Now Available with HP Pavilion Home PCs


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NVIDIA Corporation
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SANTA CLARA, CA — FEBRUARY 6, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce4™ MX 440 graphics processing unit (GPU) is available as an upgrade option in all of Hewlett-Packard Company’s configure-to-order HP Pavilion home PCs.  NVIDIA will usher in a new level of performance and flexibility to mainstream personal computers through the delivery of stunning graphics horsepower and compelling features previously available only on expensive high-end computing systems.

The GeForce4 MX 440, the newest addition to NVIDIA’s award-winning line of GPUs, significantly raises the performance bar on mainstream desktop PCs through the integrated delivery of high-end graphics and feature-rich multimedia applications.  GeForce4 MX is the ultimate multidisplay GPU and brings a new level of graphics performance and flexibility to the mainstream desktop PC.  GeForce4 MX GPUs include advanced features such as:

  • A new, highly integrated graphics architecture that delivers unprecedented features to the mainstream market;
  • NVIDIA’s nView™ Display technology -- NVIDIA’s new hardware and software display technology that provides the ultimate in multiple display flexibility and end-user control;
  • NVIDIA’s  Lightspeed Memory Architecture™ (LMA) II, the first 128-bit DDR interface for the mainstream segment, with its crossbar-designed, dual memory controllers to improve overall memory efficiency;
  • Accuview Antialiasing™ technology delivering high-resolution, high-performance, and unbeatable visual quality at blistering frame rates.

“Our long-standing relationship with HP has allowed us to provide users of every computing budget with the best system designed to run, and take full advantage of, the latest graphics-intensive and multimedia applications,” said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “We are extremely pleased to be working with them again as we continue toward our goal of bringing high performance and flexibility to every desktop PC.”

“The NVIDIA solution furthers HP’s commitment to bring consumers the latest in multimedia technology,” said Bruce Greenwood, product marketing manager, HP Consumer Business Organization.  “We selected the GeForce4 MX GPU not only for its high-performance technical specs, but also for its ability to provide home users with an easy-to-use platform that allows them to take full advantage of all the most popular graphics and multimedia applications.”

The NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPUs are available immediately as an upgrade option in all configure-to-order HP Pavilion home PCs, which can be purchased immediately via and HP’s retail kiosks.

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets.  Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world.  NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment and education.

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 "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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