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NVIDIA Delivers Critically Acclaimed GPU Technology to Notebook Computers

 
 

New GeForce4 4200 Go Mobile GPU Raises Competitive Bar to New Levels

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Diane Vanasse
NVIDIA Corporation
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For Immediate Release:

SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 14, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the Company’s newest mobile graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA® GeForce™4 4200 Go GPU. Based on the critically acclaimed GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU, the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU delivers the same features and level of performance that has earned the GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU the reputation as the “perfect” GPU for desktop PCs.  Based on industry standard benchmarks, the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU is the unquestioned leader in mobile graphics performance . 

“NVIDIA is regarded as the catalyst which pushes the industry to raise the bar with respect to mobile performance and features, as evidenced by the introduction of the mobile workstation class computer last year,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie and Associates the leading market research firm in multimedia and graphics.  “The GeForce4 4200 Go GPU continues in that tradition, delivering the kind of performance which power users are now demanding from notebook PCs.”

The GeForce4 4200 Go GPU delivers revolutionary new technologies to notebook PCs, including:

  • The NVIDIA nfiniteFX™ II Engine—A groundbreaking technology enabling unprecedented levels of real-time character animation, and delivering outstanding graphics performance.  Its dual vertex shaders inject personality into characters and environments like never before, and its advanced pixel shaders with Z-correct bump mapping enable surface detail which was previously unimaginable.
  • Accuview Antialiasing™—NVIDIA’s innovative antialiasing technology provides the best visual quality possible without a performance hit.
  • NVIDIA Lightspeed Memory Architecture (LMA) II—An advanced 128-bit double data rate (DDR) memory interface with other sophisticated memory enhancement technologies to double available memory bandwidth and increase overall memory efficiency.

“Industry experts agree that the GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU has been the most significant product release since the GeForce2 MX GPU.  It delivers the perfect combination of performance and leading-edge features to the mainstream market,” said Sunder Velamuri, senior director of mobile product management at NVIDIA.  “By bringing those outstanding qualities to notebook computers, end users who require a mobile form factor no longer have to settle for less.”

In addition to its awesome performance and unmatched feature set, the GeForce4 4200 Go is the industry’s first AGP 8X solution to come to the mobile segment. Today’s fast-paced “fly-through” applications and games will see improvements in overall performance due to the doubled system bandwidth AGP 8X offers over existing AGP 4X solutions.  By combining the performance and scalability of AGP 8X with a high performance DDR frame buffer; the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU with AGP 8X and Accuview Antialiasing delivers more than two times the graphics performance of competitive products.

The power of NVIDIA mobile GPUs include support for the Company’s innovative software features, including: PowerMizer™, nView™, NVDVD™ 2.0, and NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA).  Mobile users will especially benefit from special features such as NVRotate™, for the ability to view in landscape or portrait mode, and NVKeystone™, which allows presenters to precisely tweak the visual quality of presentations.

The NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go GPU has received wide acceptance amongst the notebook OEM and ODM communities.  The first notebook computers featuring the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU are in production now and expected to be shipping in the first quarter of calendar year 2003.

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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