NVIDIA Graphics and Multimedia Processors Power Computer Shopper Products of the Year

Graphics Cards, PCs, Macintosh PCs, and Game Consoles featuring NVIDIA Technology Recognized by Leading Computer Magazine

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SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 4, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its graphics processing units (GPUs) and multimedia processors have been recognized for award-winning performance and technology leadership by Computer Shopper magazine in their annual “Best Products of the Year” issue.  In the November 2002 issue of Computer Shopper magazine, eight different products featuring NVIDIA technology were singled out by the editors as the best products of the year in their respective categories.

“We are honored our technology family was recognized by Computer Shopper as powering the best products available,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing for NVIDIA.  “Helping our partners win eight different ‘Product of the Year’ awards illustrates the breadth of our product line and pervasiveness of NVIDIA technology in the marketplace.”

NVIDIA GPUs swept the “Product of the Year” categories for graphic cards, with the NVIDIA® GeForce™4 Ti 4200 GPU-based PNY Verto GeForce4 Ti 4200 winning the award for “Best Mainstream Graphics Card”, and the NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 GPU-based Leadtek WinFast A250 Ultra TD winning the award for “Best Gaming Graphics Card”.

“The A250 Ultra delivers the same sizzling performance produced by all graphics boards on the GeForce4 Ti 4600.  What sets it apart is its versatility,” noted the editors of Computer Shopper in the article (page 119).  “The NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 was this year’s chipset of choice for mid-range graphics boards.  The end result is an attractive priced card that runs faster than you would expect.”

Computer systems featuring NVIDIA graphics and multimedia processors were also singled out for “Product of the Year” Awards in the following categories:

  • Best Game Console: Microsoft® Xbox™ featuring the NVIDIA XGPU GPU and the NVIDIA MCPX multimedia communications processor
  • Most Innovative PC: Apple iMac powered by the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 
  • Best PC line: Gateway 700 Series powered by the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440, GeForce4 Ti 4200 or GeForce4 Ti 4600 GPUs
  • Best Budget PC: Atlas Micro CS 8000 powered by the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPU
  • Best Family PC: Dell Dimension 4500 powered by the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPU
  • Best Under-$2000 Gaming PC: Vicious Phantom with the NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200

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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