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New Awesome 3250 Series Provides Award-Winning Performance and Features, including GeForce4 Graphics and NVIDIA SoundStorm Audio Technology
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Bryan Del Rizzo
For Immediate Release:
FALL COMDEX—LAS VEGAS, NV—NOVEMBER 19, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and ABS Computer Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of cutting-edge desktop PCs, today announced the immediate availability of the NVIDIA nForce™2-based ABS Awesome 3250 desktop PC series, powered exclusively by NVIDIA®’s award-winning graphics and multimedia processors. The ABS Awesome 3250 series features a wealth of cutting-edge features—including top-of-the-line AMD Athlon™ XP 2800+ processors, NVIDIA SoundStorm™ audio with real-time Dolby® Digital encoding, NVIDIA GeForce™4-based graphics, and Firewire® and USB 2.0 ports—all of which should appeal to hard-core gamers, video enthusiasts, and digital media fanatics.
“ABS Computer prides itself on building PCs with the most feature rich and performance- leading components, and our new Awesome 3250 series is no exception,” said Hip Lee, general manager of ABS Computers. “The NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors have been recognized by gamers, enthusiasts, and industry editors as being the perfect partner to AMD Athlon XP+ processors, and we are ecstatic that we will be one of the first companies to deliver this exciting series of customizable PCs to the mass market.”
With a starting price of $1,449, which includes the ASUS A7N8X NVIDIA nForce2-based motherboard; a 128MB GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP 8X graphics card; an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Processor with 333MHz frontside bus technology; a 7200RPM hard drive; and 512MB of PC3200 DDR memory; the Awesome 3250 series can also be customized depending on a customer’s price preferences. The Awesome Special 3250 PC is available for ordering today online at www.abspc.com or by phone at 800-876-8088.
“NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors have been recognized as the unambiguous performance leader in the AMD desktop PC space, and we are excited that ABS Computer has adopted our NVIDIA nForce2 platform technologies and GeForce4 graphics processing units for their line of supercharged gaming PCs,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform business at NVIDIA. “In addition, the ASUS A7N8X NVIDIA nForce2-based motherboard that ABS has selected to power the Awesome 3250 series incorporates many innovative new features, including NVIDIA SoundStorm audio, DualDDR memory controllers, and two Ethernet controllers, provide users with a stable, feature-rich, and extremely high-performing PC platform.”
About ABS Computer Technologies, Inc.
Since 1990, ABS has been dedicated to the ideal of making the finest PC solutions in the world. Whether a corporate professional, a student, or home user, ABS provides the highest quality computer products and premium services to its clients. In addition to quality products, customer service is among the highest priorities. Its philosophy is to extend indefinitely to customers in providing for their every need. ABS will never compromise its efforts to offer the “best overall value” for its customers, who enjoy exploring the rich tradition of high quality computer solutions. For more information on ABS Computer Technologies, Inc., visit the company's Web site at www.abspc.com.
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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