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NVIDIA and PNY Bring GeForce FX to the World's Top Gamers at the CPL Winter Event

 
 

NVIDIA Graphics Processors and PNY Verto Graphics Cards Named “Official Graphics Card” of the Cyberathlete Professional League

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Carrie Cowan
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-7330
ccowan@nvidia.com
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Nancy Larson        
Manager, Marketing Communications   
PNY Technologies, Inc.         
(973) 560-5512
nlarson@pny.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 2, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and PNY Technologies®, today announced that they have teamed up as key sponsors of the Cyberathlete Professional League’s (CPL) Pentium® 4 Processor Winter Event.  The annual competition pits the world’s greatest professional computer gamers against each other for the chance to win $140,000 in cash prizes.  The event will be held from December 18-22 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas.

Named the official graphics card providers of the CPL, NVIDIA and PNY will outfit all of the PC’s used in competition with PNY Verto® graphics cards powered by NVIDIA® GeForce™ GPUs, and serve as lead sponsors of the $30,000 Unreal Tournament 2003 (UT2K3) Championship. NVIDIA also plans to host the first public demonstration of the new GeForce FX, the highly anticipated new GPU slated for availability in early 2003. Moreover, two lucky players will be rewarded a PNY Verto GeForce FX graphics card, while other gamers will have several chances to win various PNY Verto GeForce4 graphic cards throughout the competition. 

“The CPL hosts intense competition between the best gamers in the world.  It’s only natural they would want to arm their gaming rigs with the world’s best hardware,” said Bill Rehbock, director of developer relations at NVIDIA.  “GeForce GPUs are hands-down the best GPUs for experiencing today’s hottest PC games the way they’re meant to be played.  We’re thrilled to be a part of the all-out fragfest that is the CPL.”

While the three-day competition is waging, NVIDIA will also be hosting public previews of its GeForce FX GPUs, the fastest, most advanced GPU on the planet and the industry’s first GPU to enable real-time, cinematic-quality graphics and special effects on desktop PCs.

“NVIDIA and PNY Technologies are both unrivaled leaders in the graphics market for interactive entertainment; the CPL is indeed the perfect environment to showcase their latest products,” said Angel Munoz, founder and president of the CPL.  “The possibility of hosting the first public demonstration of the new GeForce FX is an honor for the CPL; and will offer hundreds of hardcore gamers from around the world, the first opportunity to experience this new level of cinematic realism for PC games.”

“Professional gamers want the best of the best for a competition of this caliber,” said Nancy Larson, manager, marketing communications for PNY. “PNY's Verto GeForce graphics cards deliver the latest and greatest top-to-bottom hardware for every experience level and every PC.   The CPL is an event where we can engage players with the most advanced graphics hardware available today, where they can compete to the best of their ability at the most intense gaming event of their lives.”

For more information on the CPL Pentium 4 Processor Winter Event, or to attend, please visit www.thecpl.com.

About PNY Technologies, Inc.
Established in 1985, PNY Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Verto® GeForce™ graphics cards, Quadro® workstation graphics boards for workstation professionals, memory upgrade modules, Flash Memory and Flash peripherals.  PNY products are currently available at major retail outlets, mail order outlets, online retailers, value-added resellers and distribution channels throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Its memory products currently account for a majority share of all retail sales in the U.S.  Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains manufacturing facilities and sales offices in North America (Santa Clara, California and Parsippany, NJ), Europe (France, United Kingdom, Germany) and Asia (Taiwan).  For additional information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.pny.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.

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