NVIDIA Announces Over 60 Add-In Card and OEM Partners for GeForce FX 5900 GPUs

Industry’s Leading Retail Add-in Board and PC OEMs Ready to Deliver Blazing Gaming Performance

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SANTA CLARA, CA—MAY 12, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the industry’s leading graphics add-in board suppliers are ready for the new NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5900 graphics processing units (GPUs).  NVIDIA has already secured an extraordinary number of design wins with major PC OEMS and system builders worldwide for the GeForce FX 5900 series of GPUs.  

“Once again, the NVIDIA high-end GPU has thrilled gamers and performance enthusiasts with unrivaled frame rates and show-stopping special effects,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales of NVIDIA Corporation.  “We are pleased that the industry’s finest add-in board partners and most important enthusiast OEMs in the world have joined us in our effort to deliver the hottest graphics to the enthusiast market.”
Add-in card partners who will supply graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra GPU include: AOpen, ASUS Computer International, BFG Technologies, Inc., Creative Labs, eVGA.com Corporation, Gainward Co., Ltd., Leadtek Research, Inc., MSI, PNY Technologies, Inc., and Terratec.  In addition to the support of the industry leading retail graphics card suppliers, more than 50 of the top PC OEMs and system builder partners will supply systems featuring GeForce FX 5900-based graphics cards.

“The new GeForce FX 5900 series is a gamer’s dream,” stated Kelt Reeves, Falcon Northwest.  “This card doesn’t wither at high resolutions and crushing antialiasing levels - it excels at them.  The GeForce FX 5900 owns the domain in which other cards begin to fail.”

Introduced today, the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra is the ultimate graphics solution, providing blazing fast performance at ultra high resolutions, unmatched visual quality, and a new generation of cinematic gaming effects for gamers worldwide.  This new GPU is manufactured in the 0.13 micron process for ultra-high clock frequencies and features the new NVIDIA® CineFX™ 2.0 engine with second-generation pixel shaders; true 128-bit color precision; full speed, full floating-point precision; a 256-bit memory interface and support for the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® feature sets to ensure great visual quality and mesmerizing graphics.

For more information on the GeForce FX family of GPUs and where to purchase them, please visit the “Where to Buy” section of the NVIDIA Web site at: www.nvidia.com/content/wheretobuy/consumer.asp.

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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