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NVIDIA Graphics Processors Provide Perfect Companion to New Intel i850E Chipset

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Carrie Cowan
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 6, 2002  - Continuing to deliver high-end features and functionality to high-performance desktop PCs, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce4(TM) family of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) provide the perfect companion to Intel(R) Corporation's newest i850E chipset for the Pentium(TM) 4 processor.  NVIDIA GPUs take advantage of the chipset's increased bandwidth and DRDRAM memory capabilities to deliver high-end 3D graphics, multi-display flexibility and enhanced processing power for the ultimate digital entertainment experience on high-performance desktop PCs.

"Only NVIDIA GPUs can provide the tremendous amount of graphics processing horsepower needed to take full advantage of Intel's new i850E chipset and the powerful Pentium 4 processor," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  "From high-end 3D graphics to multi-display support, NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs add a host of new innovations that enhance the everyday computing experience."

"We are pleased to be working with NVIDIA and other graphics vendors to provide the highest performing desktop systems in the world", said Jason Ziller, technology initiatives manager at Intel Corporation.  "The combination of Pentium 4 processor, the i850E chipset, and a high-end graphics card like the NVIDIA GeForce4 is the ultimate platform for gaming, digital media, Internet, or professional use."
 
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.

In addition to raw performance power and unmatched delivery of 3D graphics, the GeForce4 family of GPUs delivers new innovations, 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 user's desktop.
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture II (LMA II), NVIDIA's 128-bit memory interface that features a crossbar design and advanced memory management techniques for delivering dynamic and visually rich real-time 3D graphics experiences.
  • Accuview Antialiasing™ (AA) - New and innovative AA technology provides the best visual quality possible without any application performance degradation. 

Desktop PCs featuring NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs and the Intel i850E chipsets are now available via top OEMs and retailers.  For more information on the i850E chipset, please visit http://www.intel.com.

About NVIDIA
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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