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NVIDIA Graphics Processors Optimized for Intel Pentium 4 Processor


NVIDIA Advances the Digital Experience By Optimizing Its GeForce4 Family of Graphics Processors and Quadro4 Series of Workstation Solutions for Intel’s Pentium 4 Processor

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Derek Perez
NVIDIA Corporation


INTEL DEVELOPER’S FORUM — SAN FRANCISCO, CA — FEBRUARY 25, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce4™ family of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and Quadro™4 series of workstation graphics solutions have been optimized to take advantage of the power and unique features of Intel® Corporation’s latest Pentium® 4 processor. Running at 2.2 gigahertz (GHz), the latest Intel processor ushers in a new breed of high-performance PCs designed to deliver the ultimate digital experience for the desktop, mobile and professional computing markets. 

“PCs and workstations featuring the combined processing power of Intel and NVIDIA provide a potent combination for the most demanding computing applications,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing for NVIDIA.  “Intel has broken new ground with its 2.2GHz Pentium 4 processor and we’ve optimized our products to take full advantage of this new processor.”

GeForce4 is the most complete family of graphics solutions—from the ferocious graphics power of the GeForce4 Ti, the world’s fastest GPU; to the multi-display flexibility of the mainstream GeForce4 MX; to the most advanced mobile graphics available, the GeForce4 Go.  GeForce4 GPUs power and enhance the digital experience by ensuring crisp delivery of 3D graphics - at unmatched frame rates.

“People are making digital media a regular part of their lives.  We designed the Pentium 4 processor at 2.2GHz to make those experiences better,” said Jason Ziller, technology initiatives manager for Intel Corporation. “NVIDIA has advanced its graphics processors to meet the needs of consumers and professional users alike.”

Quadro4 is the most complete top-to-bottom family of workstation solutions.  From the graphics programmability of the Quadro4 XGL series, to the multi-display flexibility of the Quadro4 NVS series, the Quadro4 family provides robust workstations solutions for CAD and DCC applications, and the financial and NLE markets.  “NVIDIA has tested workstations featuring the combined processing power of a Quadro4 and a Pentium 4 processor.  These workstations have set new performance records, posting a record-breaking score of 103 in ProCDRS-03 testing, redefining the performance and quality standards for all professional workstations,” added Vivoli. 

In addition to unmatched performance power, the GeForce4 family of GPUs and Quadro4 series of workstation graphics solution add innovative new features, including:

  • nView™, NVIDIA's multi-display technology that supports arrangements of analog monitors and digital flat panel displays that can be combined to drastically increase the users desktop.
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture™ II (LMA II), NVIDIA's 128-bit memory interface that features a crossbar design and advanced Quadro memory management techniques
  • Accuview Antialiasing™ (AA) – New and innovative AA technology provides the best visual quality possible without any application performance degradation. 

PCs and workstations featuring NVIDIA GeForce4 and Quadro4 GPUs optimized for the Pentium 4 processor are available now from top OEMs, including HP, Compaq and IBM. 

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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