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Falcon Northwest Breaks Performance Barrier with NVIDIA nForce2-Based MACH V PCs


Fully Customizable Desktop PCs Deliver Blazing Fast Performance and Advanced Features for Hard Core Gamers

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Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2772


SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 9, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Falcon Northwest, one of the industry’s preeminent manufacturers of customizable, high-performing desktop PCs, has selected NVIDIA nForce2™ processor technology as the recommended platform for its line of award-winning Mach V™ gaming PCs.   Gamers and hard core PC enthusiasts who place a premium on performance and speed can immediately order Mach V desktop PCs that take advantage of the leading performance and advanced features offered by the NVIDIA nForce2-based Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18D-Pro motherboard and the AMD Athlon™ XP 2800+ processor with 333MHz frontside bus memory technology.

“Gamers and hard core enthusiasts gravitate towards the coolest components, and those that give them the bragging rights when it comes to performance,” said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest.  “As evidenced by our recent review in PC Magazine issue 22, where our NVIDIA nForce2-based Mach V trounced the higher priced competitive solutions, the NVIDIA nForce2 platform outperforms, outpaces, and outclasses every other PC motherboard solution available today, making it the perfect technology foundation for our Mach V gaming PCs.” 

With a starting price of just over $2,000, the Falcon Northwest Mach V systems include the faster AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor, 512MB of PC2700 DDR memory, Coolermaster SocketA CPU Heatsink and Fan, 52X internal CD-ROM drive, and a Enermax Whisper 350 watt power supply.  Using Falcon Northwest’s innovative online ordering system, customers interested in the Mach V gaming PC can fully customize their selection, choosing from a dizzying array of PC components, including coolers, gaming peripherals, fast memory modules, and removable storage devices.  For those customers looking for a truly unique computing experience, Falcon Northwest also offers the Mach V Exotix upgrade program, a specialized custom design service that allows customers to personalize their Mach V system by selecting from a variety of color schemes, special imported paints, and custom graphics that are professionally applied to the outside of the mid-tower aluminum case.

“Falcon Northwest has done an awesome job in making their Mach V desktop PCs some of the most sought after customized gaming rigs in the country,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “Falcon’s Mach V systems contain the technology that makes gamers and hardcore enthusiasts green with envy—and we’re happy that our NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors are now available as part of this awesome computing platform.” 

The Mach V series of gaming PCs can be customized online at and can be ordered over the phone by calling 888-FALCON-1 (888-325-2661).

About Falcon Northwest
Falcon Northwest Computer Systems, Inc. is an Oregon based manufacturer of high-end personal computers for game players and PC enthusiasts.  Our MACH V series not only invented the category we now know as “Gaming PC’s”, but have led this emerging market since 1992.  Falcon PCs are unique, hand crafted right down to their automotive grade custom paintwork and graphics.  We make PCs for those who expect more from a computer.  For more information about Falcon Northwest and our products, please visit

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

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