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NVIDIA nForce Lands Milestone Corporate Design Win with World's Largest PC Supplier

New Compaq D315 Business PC is the First to Include NVIDIA and AMD Technologies, Delivering New Levels of Manageability, Stability and Performance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA-AUGUST 19, 2002-NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA nForce(TM) Platform Processors have been selected to deliver performance and stability to the new Compaq D315 Business PC from HP.  The first business desktop PC to feature the Company's nForce 220 Platform Processors and GeForce(TM) Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), the Compaq D315 is backed by NVIDIA's extensive software drivers and end-user tools, providing IT buyers and decision makers with a cost-effective and manageable hardware/software solution for today's business computing environments.

"HP's decision to integrate our nForce technology into the D315 business PC represents an important milestone for NVIDIA," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA.  "With our technology reputation, software quality, and highly stable and reliable platform technologies, this design win represents the Company's first step towards executing on our commercial desktop chipset strategy."

Designed to provide a scaleable, high performing foundation for all of today's business, consumer and enthusiast PCs, NVIDIA Platform Processors offer myriad cost-effective, performance-enhancing features-including award-winning GeForce MX graphics and new networking, audio, and multimedia processing capabilities.  NVIDIA's GeForce MX GPU, one of the key attributes of the nForce platform, provides businesses with a solid hardware foundation that has been tested and qualified for a variety of corporate applications including video conferencing, 3D presentations and digital video manipulation.

"Combining our award-winning AMD Athlon(TM) XP processors with NVIDIA's nForce Platform Processors in the Compaq D315 Business PC from HP offers commercial customers a powerful choice," said David Somo, vice president of Worldwide Strategic Accounts for AMD's Computation Products Group.  "Businesses demand a platform that delivers performance, manageability and stability, and NVIDIA's expertise in providing business-class technology helps make this a first-class solution for IT buyers."

NVIDIA nForce Platform Processors utilize NVIDIA's Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), a single software driver solution that makes it easy to manage and maintain NVIDIA-based hardware in business computing environments, and helps minimize the overhead normally associated with business IT hardware deployment strategies.  In addition to UDA, commercial customers using NVIDIA hardware solutions can also take advantage of NVIDIA's extensive software applications, which provide additional desktop functionality to enhance the business computing experience.

"NVIDIA's nForce Platform Processors bring a whole new level of performance and innovation to the desktop PC platform, and afford us the opportunity to offer compelling business solutions at attractive price points," said Jeff Groudan, head of marketing for HP's business PC group. "NVIDIA's decision to use a single driver for all of its hardware products is a compelling benefit for IT managers and buyers who are looking for a hassle-free way to upgrade and maintain the PCs in their business environments," continued Groudan.  "Because NVIDIA designed UDA to be compatible with its current and upcoming products, it is remarkably easy for customers to migrate to NVIDIA's next-generation platform technologies, such as nForce2, and use a reliable platform solution that they know has been tested and verified to work with approved hardware configurations."

For more information about the Compaq D315 Business PC, please visit www.compaq.com/products/desktops or call 1-800-282-6672.  

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a visual computing technology and market leader dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms.  Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video games consoles.  NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.nvidia.com.
 
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 "Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
 
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