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NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Recognized for Workstation Leadership by Top Publications

NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL Professional Graphics Solution Receives Prestigious Maximum PC Award and Powers Dell Workstations to PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice

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SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 12, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA Quadro®4 family of graphics solutions was recognized by two industry-leading publications—PC Magazine and Maximum PC—for its unprecedented 3D performance and innovative feature set for the workstation market. 

In the September 2002 issue of Maximum PC, the NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL received the “Kick Ass Product” Editors' Choice award by registering an overall ranking of nine out of 10, besting other competitive solutions.  Additionally, in the September 17th, 2002 issue of PC Magazine “Towers of Power” workstation review, NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL and NVIDIA Quadro4 700 XGL graphics boards powered Dell Precision Workstations to the winners circle for Editors’ Choice awards in the high-end and midrange categories, respectively.  All of the systems submitted for review by PC Magazine featured NVIDIA® graphics processors.

“These reviews—from two highly respected publications—further validate NVIDIA’s leadership position in the workstation market,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “For the serious design professional, NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions offer the best choice for performance, value and productivity enhancing features, including our nView™ multi-display technology.”

“During benchmarking, the Quadro4 smoked all other cards in the roundup…,” writes Maximum PC Contributing Writer and Reviewer Jim Norris in his September ‘Workhorses’ review.  “You get increased triangle acceleration, the activation of features that accelerate lines and windows, and access to OpenGL optimized Quadro drivers. Amazing speed, solid OpenGL drivers, full OS support, great gaming. Write the check and you can do it all.”

“Dell outshone its competition,” said Jenn DeFeo, associate editor at PC Magazine and contributor to the September 17 ‘Towers of Power’ article.  “The Precision Workstation 340 was the most complete midrange system, with great performance thanks to its top of the line components, such as the Dell Quadro4 700 XGL graphics card.”

The Maximum PC review also praised nView, NVIDIA’s multi-display technology, for providing features such as automatic window sizing, window transparency, and others that make running a second display more useful.  All NVIDIA Quadro4 products support arrangements of analog monitors and digital flat panel displays that may be combined to drastically increase a user’s working desktop.  nView's smart and flexible interface has built-in usability features to minimize set-up and maximize productivity, including hot-key binding, smart Windows® management enhancements, and the ability to name and save up to 32 different desktop configurations.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology 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 "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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