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NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Recognized for Excellence and Technological Innovation

NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL Professional Graphics Line Wins Cadence Editors’ Choice Award and Video Systems Vanguard Award

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Susan Austin
NVIDIA Corporation

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SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 3, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA Quadro® family of professional graphics solutions was recognized by two highly respected industry publications—Cadence and Video Systems—for exemplifying the highest innovation and creativity found in the computer-aided design (CAD) and digital content creation (DCC) industries.

In the December 2002 issue of Cadence magazine, the NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL graphics solution received an Editors’ Choice Award as a product having raised the bar of excellence and innovation in the CAD industry.  The editors of Cadence magazine recognized NVIDIA as a company “continually pushing the CAD technology to new heights, allowing the user community to work better, faster, smarter and more economically.”  According to Cadence magazine, the NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL graphics solution is a “hands-down, king-of-the-hill card for high-end CAD requirements that demand mach speed and full-throttle power.”

Additionally, in the December 2002 issue of Video Systems magazine, the NVIDIA Quadro4 AGP 8X family of graphics solutions was given a Vanguard Award.  Vanguard Award winners, chosen by industry experts and the Video Systems’ editorial staff, are awarded annually for products with unique new capabilities or significant new price/performance benchmarks.  This award recognizes the NVIDIA Quadro4 AGP 8X graphics family as among the most innovative products of the year.
 
“These reviews further corroborate our leadership position in the workstation market,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “For serious design professionals, NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions are the best choice for performance and quality, while delivering a wealth of productivity enhancing features, including the NVIDIA® nfiniteFX™ II programmable graphics pipeline, and the NVIDIA nView™ multi-display solution.”

Delivering industry-leading performance and innovative features, the NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL series has set the standard for professional 3D graphics performance for MCAD and DCC applications.  NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL solutions support advanced shader operations and are designed to accelerate OpenGL® and DirectX® professional applications by implementing workstation-specific functionality, including hardware overlay planes, hardware-accelerated antialiased points and lines, advanced memory management, and other features critical to professional applications.

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 <http://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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