NVIDIA Quadro FX Workstation Graphics Solutions Power HP Workstations

New Workstations Graphics Deliver Extreme Graphics Performance, Stability and Certifications for All Visualization Needs

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Derek Perez
Director of Public Relations
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2512
For Immediate Release 

SANTA CLARA, CA —JANUARY 29, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the company’s new NVIDIA® Quadro™ FX 2000 and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 workstation graphics solutions have been selected as a distinctive graphics option for HP’s IA-32-based workstation product line. These two new professional graphics solutions are the first to feature a true 128-bit floating point precision with an eight pipeline, fully programmable graphics engine to deliver unprecedented levels of realism and interactive sophisticated real-time effects for games, visual processing and other professional applications.

“NVIDIA is pleased to continue to combine our years of vast graphics expertise with HP’s leading-edge workstation products,” stated Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of sales at NVIDIA. “The result is one of the industry's most expansive, fast and flexible set of graphics solutions that meet the needs of the professional user.”

The NVIDIA Quadro FX product series achieves unprecedented 3D graphics performance—five times higher  line performance than the Company’s previous generation products – by way of an efficient graphics pipeline magnified by NVIDIA’s patented cross bar memory architecture, enabling occlusion-culling, lossless depth Z-buffer and color compression.  The combination of high precision and full scene anti-aliasing (FSAA), with support for resolutions up to 3840x2400 QUXGA, results in visual quality unmatched by any solution previously seen in the industry.

“HP is committed to deliver market-leading graphic solutions to our customers, as soon as they become available,” said Jim Zafarana, vice-president of marketing for HP’s workstations business unit. “The combination of the HP workstations and the Quadro FX series should provide customers with a powerhouse graphics solution that delivers the performance, stability and visual quality they require.”
For more information on NVIDIA’s Quadro FX products, please visit www.nvidia.com. Beginning February, customers can purchase the new NVIDIA Quadro FX-powered HP workstations through certified HP resellers. For more information on the HP resellers, please visit www.hp.com or contact your local HP certified resellers.

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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Performance measurements were produced on the Intel Pentium 4-based system with 512MB of memory and a Quadro FX 2000 workstation graphics solution.

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