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NVIDIA Broadens Reach of NVIDIA nForce2 with New HP Business Desktop d325

Total Cost of Ownership Reduced with New NVIDIA nForce2 and NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture

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Bryan Del Rizzo 
NVIDIA Corporation
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 2, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NVIDIA nForce™2 platform processors will be the platform technology for the new HP Business Desktop d325. Like all NVIDIA nForce-based products, the HP Business Desktop d325 features the NVIDIA® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)—NVIDIA’s “one driver for all platforms” design philosophy. NVIDIA UDA greatly simplifies IT deployment and enhances low-cost product life cycle management for those IT managers who wish to migrate their PC infrastructure from previous NVIDIA nForce incarnations or transition to new platforms based on newer NVIDIA nForce2 or NVIDIA nForce3 Professional platform processors.

“We’ve had a lot of experience with NVIDIA technology and over the years, we’ve especially appreciated the NVIDIA unified driver architecture. This configuration flexibility has been a big plus with our users—they can easily and quickly install the newest NVIDIA solution as soon as it’s available,” said Matt Boyajian, Systems Engineer, Northeast Utilities. “We are always looking for system platforms that simplify the development, deployment, and management of PC software. Transitioning from a first-generation nForce-based business desktop to the new HP d325 is the first time that we have ever been able to utilize a single, multi-machine-capable image in the history of the company. The HP d325 was everything that was promised, and more.”

Engineered to deliver superior performance and designed for the small to medium business markets, the HP Business Desktop d325 is available now from www.hp.com and can be customized for every type of business environment, including the government, education, and professional medical markets.

“HP’s decision to incorporate NVIDIA nForce2 technology into their new d325 Business Desktop PC further validates the unambiguous success that our nForce platform technology has seen worldwide,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform business at NVIDIA. “With our reputation for manageability, stability, and reliability, NVIDIA nForce2 continues to be a performance and technology leader in the AMD-based desktop PC market, and solidifies our position with IT buyers looking for a compelling, alternative platform solution and an overall lower cost of ownership.”

Designed to provide a scaleable, high performing foundation for all of today’s business, consumer and enthusiast PCs, NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors offer myriad cost-effective, performance-enhancing features—including award-winning GeForce™4 MX graphics and new networking, audio, and multimedia processing capabilities. NVIDIA’s GeForce4 MX GPU and NVIDIA nView™ multi-display technology, are a couple of the key attributes of the NVIDIA nForce2 platform that provide businesses with a solid hardware foundation that has been tested and qualified for a variety of corporate applications including video conferencing, 3D presentations and digital video manipulation.

“The combination of innovative features and performance provided by NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors help HP to provide small and medium business users a reliable, competitively priced PC for everyday use,” said Louis Kim, director of business desktop marketing, HP Personal Systems Group. “Extensive hardware and software testing, along with proven technology including a compelling dual channel DDR memory interface and dual VGA-monitor capability, ensures IT buyers and business users of a compatible and reliable platform.”
For more information about the HP Business Desktop d325, please visit www.hp.com/products/d325 or call 1-800-888-0262.  

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 <http://www.nvidia.com>.

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