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SANTA CLARA, CA--FEBRUARY 19, 2003--NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX graphics processing unit (GPU) received the distinguished Analysts' Choice award for the "Best Graphics Processor" of 2002, as selected by Cahners In-Stat/MDR, publishers of the Microprocessor Report. In addition, the GeForce FX GPU received the Breakaway award for the "Best New Product - Hardware" by the Computer Technology Industry Association. Both of these awards underscore the Company's commitment to advancing the state of innovation and design in the desktop PC industry.
"Of all the chips we sampled last year, NVIDIA's is clearly the fastest and most sophisticated," said Peter Glaskowsky, a senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR. "All of us will eventually benefit from the impressive technology being developed by 3D-chip companies. Gamers eager to realize the full potential of titles such as Doom III and Unreal II--and developers creating even more advanced software--will plunk down the big bucks for these boards right away."
Each year, the Microprocessor Report analysts review and evaluate more than 100 microprocessors, digital-signal processors, and application-specific digital machines. For a complete listing of the year's nominees, log onto http://www.mdronline.com.
"We are honored that In-Stat/MDR, a leading authority on semiconductor design, recognized the NVIDIA GeForce FX GPU's technical excellence with the Best Graphics Processor award for 2002," stated Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "Our technical excellence has made NVIDIA the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions."
Recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the chips that will change your life, the NVIDIA GeForce FX GPU is the industry's first GPU to deliver real-time, cinematic quality graphics and special effects on the desktop PC. Featuring the NVIDIA CineFx™ engine, and support for high-level programming languages such as Cg, the GeForce FX GPU delivers visual effects on par with the hottest motion pictures. Packing nearly twice the number of transistors as previous NVIDIA GPUs, the GeForce FX GPU also utilizes the industry's most advanced 0.13 micron manufacturing process, enabling developers to create compelling content of unrivaled beauty, running at unmatched speeds.
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 game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,500 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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