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NVIDIA Quadro FX Available on IBM Intellistation Workstations

 
 

Ultimate Graphics Performance Powers Professional Platforms

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Charles Rasch
NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 17, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s NVIDIA Quadro® FX series of workstation graphics solutions will be offered on the newest IBM® Intellistation® M Pro and Intellistation Z Pro workstations. 

The NVIDIA eight-pipeline, fully programmable graphics engine and the industry’s first true 128-bit floating-point precision bring many visualization breakthroughs to today’s content development, CAD/CAM, and other professional applications. IBM Intellistation workstations with NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 graphics solutions will provide customers with the programmability and performance needed to make production rendering an integral part of real-time design.  The combined graphics and platform technologies will contribute to reduced design cycles, increased productivity, and shortened time to market.

“Our workstations support a broad range of compute- and graphics-intensive applications,” said Rick Rudd, director of Intellistation Strategy for IBM. “The power of the NVIDIA Quadro FX series complements the power of the Intellistation and will provide professionals with a substantial improvement in their visualization capabilities.”

“The newest NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions deliver an unprecedented combination of performance and visual quality,” said Jeff Brown, director of workstation product management at NVIDIA. “Today’s workstation applications can take advantage of our high precision and full scene antialiasing, at resolutions supporting IBM's T221 flat panels.  The IBM-NVIDIA platform is an effective entry into this emerging world of enhanced visualization.”

The NVIDIA Quadro FX series of workstation graphics solutions deliver industry-leading performance and innovative features for today’s professionals. The NVIDIA solutions support advanced shader operations and are designed to accelerate OpenGL® and Microsoft® DirectX® applications by implementing workstation-specific functionality including hardware overlay planes, hardware-accelerated antialiased points and lines, advanced memory management, and other features critical to professional applications.

The new IBM Intellistation workstations featuring NVIDIA Quadro FX series graphics solutions are powered by Intel® Pentium® 4 and Xeon™ processors. The workstations also incorporate proven technologies from the IBM eServer xSeries, designed to optimize performance, system reliability, and availability. For more information on the new systems, which are now available, visit www.ibm.com.

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>.

Certain statements in this press release, including any 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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