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Strong Demand and Excitement for NVIDIA’s Newest GPU Raises Funds For Children’s Health Council
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SANTA CLARA, CA — MARCH 15, 2002 — Demonstrating strong consumer demand and excitement for its newest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that it has raised $8000 from the sale of its GeForce4™ Ti 4600 GPU in a fund auction held on eBay, The World’s Online Marketplace™ (http://www.ebay.com), to raise funds for the Children’s Health Council. The eBay auction winners are among the first consumers to own the powerful GeForce4 Ti GPU, announced by NVIDIA last month.
“We are extremely pleased to see our products being so well-received,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “We watched this auction with excitement and are delighted be able to raise funds for such a good cause.”
Three limited-edition charity packs featuring the GeForce4 Ti 4600 were auctioned off, each raising winning bids of $2800, $2700 and $2500 – selling prices seven times higher than the average retail price. Each pack included a GeForce4 Ti 4600 add-in card, a carrying case autographed by NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun-Huang, a demo CD and t-shirt.
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. The GeForce4 Ti 4600 is the fastest, most powerful GPU on the planet and the first consumer GPU capable of driving complex geometrics and 3D character animations at lightning fast speeds to dramatically enhance the digital experience by ensuring crisp delivery of 3D graphics--at unmatched frame rates.
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