NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 Unleashes Power of Compaq Presario PCs

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SANTA CLARA, CA — MARCH 18, 2002 — Adding to the tremendous momentum created by its latest product launch, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its revolutionary GeForce4™ family of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) will be featured in Compaq Computer Corporation’s award-winning line of Presario™ desktop PCs, unleashing a new level of high performance never before seen on mainstream desktop PCs.  Compaq is offering the award-winning GeForce4 Ti 4600 GPU in its Presario 8000 desktop PCs designed for the richest digital media and game play experiences, with an additional offering from the GeForce4 product family available in the coming months.  Compaq Presario desktop PCs featuring GeForce4 Ti 4600 GPUs are available now and can be purchased online at www.athome.compaq.com.

“There is a growing demand among our customer base for desktop PCs that provide powerful graphics, superior image quality and flexible display options,” said Brett Faulk, director of Home and Small Office Desktop Marketing in Compaq Computer Corporation’s Access Business Group.  “The GeForce4 family provides Presario customers with powerful technology for today’s most demanding digital media applications, and brings a host of new innovations to the table that will enhance the everyday computing experience.”

“GeForce4 products offer Presario customers best-in class performance, superior antialiasing technology and unmatched multi-display capabilities,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “We’re pleased to be working with a technology leader such as Compaq to rollout the GeForce4 family of GPUs.”

The GeForce4 Ti 4600 delivers 136M vertices per second of vertex processing power to drive incredibly sophisticated character animation in unbelievably detailed worlds.  With its advanced nfiniteFX™ Engine, superior Accuview Antialiasing™ (AA) Technology and versatile nView™ Multi-display Technology, the GeForce4 Ti GPU allows end users to experience immersive graphical environments, complete with radical visual effects and realistic, life like images.

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.

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