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Top-to-Bottom Product Line Now Available from Leading Provider of GPUs to Retail Channel
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SANTA CLARA, CA— MARCH 18, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the leading provider of GPUs to the retail channel, today announced that graphics cards based on its award-winning GeForce™ 4 series of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are now available from leading retailers worldwide. NVIDIA’s add-in board partners have stocked retail shelves with products based on NVIDIA’s GeForce4 Ti 4600 and GeForce4 Ti 4400 GPUs, as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce4 MX 460, GeForce4 MX 440 and GeForce4 MX 420 GPUs. Graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU are expected to be available at the end of April.
According to data released in February 2002 by NPD Intellect, NVIDIA has been the leading provider of GPUs in the retail channel since September 2001, and the Company’s GeForce4-based top-to-bottom product line builds on that momentum. NPD Intellect data showed that NVIDIA-based graphics adapters held a 51% market share for Q4 2001, more than double the market share from Q1 of 2001.
“Launching two series of GPUs simultaneously is an unprecedented achievement in our industry,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “We are offering a comprehensive line of products with best-in-class performance and diverse feature sets that are catered to the needs of each market segment for graphic cards.”
“CompUSA customers have been asking for GeForce4 products for weeks,” said Tony Weiss, executive vice president of merchandising for CompUSA. “Very few companies generate the amount of excitement for their products that NVIDIA creates when they launch a new GPU.”
Add-in card companies manufacturing products based on GeForce4 GPUs include: 3Dpower, ABIT, Anextek, AOpen, AsusTEK, Chaintech, Creative Labs, ELSA, eVGA.com, Gainward Co. Ltd., Leadtek Research, Inc., MSI, Palit, Pine Technologies, PNY Technologies, Prolink, Sparkle and Visiontek, Inc. For information on where to buy NVIDIA products, access the NVIDIA Web site at http://www.nvidia.com/content/wheretobuy/default.asp.
The GeForce4 family of GPUs includes the GeForce4 Ti and GeForce4 MX GPUs. In addition to unmatched performance, the GeForce4 family of GPUs adds 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 or unsurpassed graphics processing power.
· Accuview Antialiasing™ (AA), delivering high-resolution, high-performance, and unbeatable visual quality at blistering frame rates.
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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