NVIDIA Delivers Performance Leadership to Mainstream Notebook Market

New GeForce4 460 Go is First to Deliver Both Industry Leading Performance and Power Management

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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 14, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the introduction of the NVIDIA® GeForce™4 460 Go, NVIDIA’s most powerful mobile graphics processing unit (GPU) with the best performance per watt metric of all mobile GPUs*.  The GeForce4 460 Go is perfectly suited for the mainstream performance and thin and light notebooks—eliminating the consumer dilemma of choosing performance over the convenience of a thin and light form factor.

“NVIDIA has been consistent in delivering innovative, quality solutions to the mobile market,” said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., Principal Analyst, MobileTrax.  “With the GeForce4 460 Go, NVIDIA has developed a GPU which balances fantastic performance with power conservation concerns - once again proving their technology leadership.”

The GeForce4 460 Go, delivering the industry’s best performance per watt for the mainstream notebook market, is the industry’s most feature rich GPU.  With a high performance 3D engine, the GeForce4 460 Go features a revolutionary core of integrated technologies including NVIDIA’s PowerMizer™ technology for advanced power saving; a dedicated video processing engine for the industry’s best DVD and video playback; and an ultra efficient memory architecture for fast graphics performance.

“As the demand for high performance notebooks increases, the ability to balance power concerns with outstanding performance is a key differentiating factor for mobile users,” said Sunder Velamuri, senior director of mobile product management, NVIDIA.  “The GeForce4 460 Go delivers the best performance per watt in the industry and provides all the functionality required for the most demanding work and play applications.”

NVIDIA’s PowerMizer technology allows the Geforce4 Go to dynamically adapt to changing computing environments and controls power consumption for the entire platform.  PowerMizer’s support for dynamic frequency and voltage scaling minimizes power consumption to maximize overall battery life.   Unlike existing power management schemes, PowerMizer offers an elegant balance between GPU and CPU operations for significant system level power savings while still providing an excellent user experience.

Delivering awesome performance, the GeForce4 460 Go is now available in the Toshiba Sattellite 5205-S703 notebook from the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.   

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.

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*Power measurements were taken on a Toshiba Satellite 5205-S503