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NVIDIA Extends Technology Leadership with Support for Intel Hyper-Threading

 
 

Next-Generation NVIDIA Graphics Processors Poised to Deliver Highest-Levels of PC Performance on Desktop PCs with the Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 3.06 GHz

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Carrie Cowan
NVIDIA Corporation
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ccowan@nvidia.com

For Immediate Release:

SANTA CLARA, CA -- NOVEMBER 14, 2002 -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, announced today that its next-generation graphics processors are poised to deliver higher levels of PC performance by taking advantage of Intel’s Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology on desktop PCs with the Intel Pentium(R) 4 processor at 3.06 GHz.   The company has implemented support for HT Technology across its GeForce™ family of graphics processing units (GPU) to significantly elevate the level of graphics performance feasible on the PC platform.

"Modern graphics applications need all the CPU and GPU horsepower they can get," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  "NVIDIA's next-generation of GPUs take advantage of HT Technology to dramatically enrich the PC experience by providing the ultimate platform for delivering video content, 3D games, digital photos, and DVD movies." 

“As a leader in the graphics industry, we are pleased that NVIDIA has acknowledged and embraced HT Technology as a ground-breaking advancement for desktop PCs,” said Jason Ziller, Technology Initiatives Manager at Intel.  “With HT Technology, NVIDIA is able to deliver even higher levels of graphics performance to our customers.”

HT technology can be found in PCs based on the Intel 850E, 845GE, 845PE and 845GV chipsets.  For more information, please visit www.intel.com.

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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