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NVIDIA First to Bring Family of Cinematic GPUs to Notebook Computers

 
 

New GeForce FX Go5600 and 5200 Series Extend DX9 Technology Leadership into Mobile Computing

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CEBIT—HANOVER, GERMANY—MARCH 13, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX Go series, the industry’s first family of DirectX 9.0-class mobile graphics processing units (GPUs).  Designed to bring cinematic computing and unprecedented video capabilities to notebook PCs, the NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600 and Go5200 GPUs deliver state-of-the-art 3D graphics performance and uncompromised DVD playback for demanding notebook users.  This new family of mobile GPUs will be on display at CeBit 2003, in Hannover, Germany.

“NVIDIA is committed to bringing cinematic computing to the masses,” stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA.  “A week ago, we announced DirectX 9.0-class graphics for the entire desktop PC segment.  With the introduction of the GeForce FX Go series, we intend to take theater-quality, Hollywood-style real time cinematic effects to the notebook segment.”
 
“Notebook computers are now legitimate and welcome personal entertainment devices,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, President of Jon Peddie Research, the leading multimedia market research firm. “Gaming, the biggest hurdle to pass, was captured with the introduction of the GeForce FX Go, and places the notebook as a central platform in the consumer electronics environment. Our research indicates this market will reach tens of millions of units by the end of 2004 as consumers and road warriors become more mobile.”

Joining the award-winning desktop GeForce FX GPUs, these two new mobile GPUs share the same cinematic computing feature set, including CineFX™ architecture with advanced vertex and pixel shaders for stunning special effects.  In addition, the GeForce FX family of mobile GPUs  provides NVIDIA’s famous compatibility and reliability via the Company’s patented Unified Driver Architecture (UDA).  These new mobile processors also include NVIDIA PowerMizer™ 3.0 technology for advanced dynamic power and battery management.  The combination of low power, high performance and rock solid stability provides users with the perfect mobile entertainment platform. 

Available in April 2003, the NVIDIA GeForce FX Go series is seeing strong early market acceptance from the world’s leading notebook OEMs and ODMs.  Toshiba Computer System’s Group will be one of the first partners to announce notebook solutions including the GeForce FX Go GPUs.

About NVIDIA
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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