NVIDIA Products Win Reader's Choice Awards from Leading Technology Web Site
Readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide Recognize NVIDIA Platform and Graphics Technologies with Four Awards
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SANTA CLARA, CA—MARCH 28, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide (www.tomshardware.com), a leading technology Web publication, have recognized NVIDIA® platform and graphics technologies with four coveted Reader’s Choice Awards.
As one of the most influential tech publications on the Internet, Tom’s Hardware Guide delivers hard-hitting reviews and unbiased news to more than 2.2 million visitors a month. The majority of visitors to Tom’s Hardware Guide are tech-savvy PC experts, power buyers and major influencers of technology purchasing decisions—the perfect demographic for evaluating, using and recommending NVIDIA technologies to users on a global basis.
Based on thousands of votes received worldwide, NVIDIA-based products came out on top by a wide margin. NVIDIA nForce™2 platform technology won the award for “Best Chipset for AMD Processors” with 54.9% of the vote—more than double that of the closest competitor. And in the category of Best Overall Motherboard, an NVIDIA nForce2-based solution—the award-winning ASUS A7N8X motherboard—outpaced the closest competition by almost 400%. Additionally, in the “Best High-End Graphics Card” and “Best Mainstream Graphics Card” categories, the NVIDIA Quadro® family and GeForce™4-based products garnered almost 40% of the total votes in their respective voting groups.
“Thanks to our world-renowned compatibility, stability, and reliability efforts, it’s clear why consumers continue to love using our technology,” said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “The fact that these awards were voted on by the readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide is a testament to our top-notch engineering and design teams who continue to build world-class hardware and software solutions for all PC users.”
For a complete listing of the awards and the voting, please visit www.tomshardware.com.
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.
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