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NVIDIA Mobile GPUs Lead the Charge for First Pentium 4 M-Based Notebooks

GeForce Go Series Defines the Standard for Notebook Graphics

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA — MARCH 18, 2002 — In a show of solid recognition as the technology leader in the mobile computing market, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that it has secured multiple design wins among the industry’s leading notebook manufacturers including Dell, Toshiba, Acer and WinBook, flanking the new Intel® Mobile Pentium®4 Processor.
 
“NVIDIA is thrilled to be the front runner in the first available Pentium 4-based notebooks,” said Sunder Velamuri, senior director of mobile product management at NVIDIA.  “NVIDIA’s mobile solutions are unparalleled and the rapid adoption of the Go series of Graphics Processing Units (GPU) with the Pentium 4 M processor dramatically raises the bar for the level of performance and visual quality notebook users will expect and grow to love.”

To date, the following Pentium 4 M-based notebooks featuring NVIDIA’s mobile GPUs include:
· The Acer TravelMate 630 with the NVIDIA GeForce2™ Go 100
· The Dell Latitude C840 with the NVIDIA GeForce4™ 440 Go
· The Dell Inspiron 8200 with the NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go
· The Toshiba Satellite 5105-S607 with the GeForce4 440 Go
· The Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 featuring the GeForce4 420 Go
· The WinBook N4 with the GeForce2 Go 100

NVIDIA’s GeForce4 Go family of mobile GPUs uses NVIDIA’s PowerMizer technology that dynamically adapts to changing computing environments and controls power consumption for the entire platform.  PowerMizer’s support for automatic frequency and voltage scaling minimizes power consumption to maximize overall battery life.  Dedicated hardware, including an integrated Video Processing Engine (VPE), Accuview Antialiasing engine, and an ultra efficient memory architecture, ensures end users of the fastest computing experience ever realized on a mobile PC platform. Available in different configurations including a 128-bit and 64-bit memory interface and 64, 32, or 16MB frame buffer memory, the GeForce4 Go family of mobile GPUs delivers compelling graphics for all notebook PCs, ranging from thin-and-light sub-notebook PCs to traditional desktop replacements.

Setting new standards for mobile 2D, 3D and multimedia graphics performance, the GeForce2 Go is the world’s first mobile graphics processor to support transform and lighting in hardware, delivering breakthrough 3D rendering power, up to ten times faster than typical notebook graphics. GeForce2 Go also provides a full feature set previously only available on desktop GPUs including: per-pixel shading, NVIDIA’s nView™ Multi-display Technology, and Digital Vibrance Control for clean, bright, crisp visuals.

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