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NVIDIA Quadro FX Embraced by Leading DCC Application Developers


Groundbreaking Professional Graphics Solutions Deliver Revolutionary Workstation Graphics Power and Precision for Film, Television, Games and Design Visualization

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Derek Perez
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-2512

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK DV SHOW—NEW YORK, NY—JANUARY 31, 2003 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its revolutionary new NVIDIA Quadro® FX workstation graphics solutions are powering the hottest digital content creation (DCC) applications on display at the New York DV show, being held this week at Madison Square Garden.  From Alias|Wavefront’s Maya to Discreet’s 3ds max, the new workstation graphics solutions from NVIDIA will deliver the ultimate in realism, expression, productivity and flexibility.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX series includes the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 graphics solutions, both of which combine the industry’s first 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—and up to five times faster line performance than the Company’s previous generation products.

“With a combination of ground-breaking tools and features, the NVIDIA Quadro FX and Maya 4.5 are primed to deliver both optimal performance and realism for today’s 3D animators,” said Bob Bennett, General Manager of Product Development at Alias|Wavefront.
“Rapid refinement of shading and lighting is critical to achieving each artist’s creative vision—especially in the deadline and quality-driven world of 3D production,” stated Chris Ford, Product Line Manager for Discreet’s 3D products.  “With the new NVIDIA Quadro FX workstation graphics solution and 3ds max 5.1, artists have an unparalleled ability to speedily preview sophisticated shading changes as they happen in the interactive viewport—whether for games, design visualization, broadcast television, or film.”
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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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