NVIDIA Workstation Products Recognized for Picture and Image Quality Excellence

NVIDIA Quadro4 Graphics Solutions Singled Out by DisplayMate Technologies

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Susan Austin 
NVIDIA Corporation    


SANTA CLARA, CA — JULY 8, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual graphics solutions, today announced that the NVIDIA Quadro®4 200 NVS and NVIDIA Quadro®4 400 NVS professional 2D graphics solutions won coveted 2002 Best Video Hardware Guide™ Awards from DisplayMate® Technologies Corporation, an independent testing company based in Amherst, New Hampshire and devoted to video testing, evaluation and optimization.  DisplayMate Technologies rated graphics boards for image quality excellence and found the NVIDIA Quadro4 200 NVS solution provided the best image quality for CRT analog output, dual monitor analog output, and analog output for LCD and DLP monitors and projectors. The NVIDIA Quadro4 400 NVS solution was also honored with the best quad monitor analog output award.  A comprehensive listing of outstanding display hardware is available at <http://www.displaymate.com/best.html>.
“NVIDIA provided impressive performance in the three most technically challenging categories for graphics boards. Particularly significant were the results for analog LCD and DLP monitors and projectors, which were able to synchronize best with the NVIDIA signal, thereby minimizing or eliminating the digital noise that generally plagues these displays,” said Dr. Raymond Soneira, founder, president and CEO of DisplayMate Technologies. “After extensive testing, we found that the NVIDIA Quadro4 200 NVS professional graphics board provided better image and picture quality than any other video board with superb 2084x1536 results. We recommend the Quadro4 200 NVS and the Quadro4 400 NVS as the standard of excellence for dual and quad monitor analog output, respectively.”
DisplayMate Technologies bestows awards on products that most accurately reproduce its most challenging test patterns using the DisplayMate Multimedia Edition—a set of proprietary patterns for calibrating, evaluating, and testing CRTs, analog and digital LCDs, projectors, plasma displays, micro displays, video boards, color printers, TVs, HDTVs and more. The NVIDIA Quadro4 200 NVS and Quadro4 400 NVS graphics solutions were ranked and distinguished in the “Best Computer Signal Source” category. For more information on NVIDIA Quadro4 professional graphics solutions, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=quadro4.
Over 150 publications in 45 countries use DisplayMate for their editorial testing and lab reviews of video hardware. The guide is a free and objective service of DisplayMate Technologies. Manufacturers do not pay anything to be listed in it. All of the video hardware is tested and evaluated by DisplayMate Technologies Labs. DisplayMate is an industry standard used for judging displays at major international industry events such as the INFOCOMM Video Projection Shoot-Out and the SID Display Technology Showcase.

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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