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NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs Default Selection on all Alienware Desktop Systems

Leading Manufacturer of High-Performance PC Systems Selects NVIDIA GPUs to Power its Top-to-Bottom Lineup

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 15, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) are now the default selection for all Alienware® high-performance gaming desktop PCs. With the inclusion of the NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX family of GPUs in Alienware’s high performance desktop gaming systems, NVIDIA GeForce FX and NVIDIA Quadro®-based graphics accelerators are the default selection in every Alienware gaming and workstation computing solution, respectively.

“Alienware strives to be a leader in every area of the industry,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “By delivering award-winning, high-end computer gaming machines, digital video editing systems, and high performance workstations, all powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Alienware is ensuring its customers the best graphics experience on the market today.”

“Our customers demand state-of-the-art graphics technology to power their high-performance systems,” said Frank Azor, Executive Vice President for Alienware Corporation. “Alienware is proud to offer the latest NVIDIA GPUs and remains committed to offering the best performing components available in all of our systems.”

Alienware’s award-winning Area-51™ system and NVIDIA nForce™2 platform processor-based Aurora™ systems come equipped with the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra in the Extreme models, the GeForce FX 5600 Ultra in the Enthusiast models, and the GeForce FX 5200 Ultra in the Performance models.
 
Alienware’s workstation line features the MJ-12™ and MJ-12 DDR™ professional workstations, both with NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 workstation solutions. Alienware’s digital video editing systems include the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000-equipped 2001DV™ and the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600-equipped Roswell™ system. The highly-anticipated Area 51M notebook, with an NVIDIA GeForce FX Go GPU, will be available shortly. 

Alienware systems featuring NVIDIA GPUs can be purchased from the Alienware Web site at www.alienware.com, or by calling 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).

About Alienware Corporation
Alienware Corporation manufactures high-performance computer gaming desktop and mobile systems, digital video editing workstations, and graphics workstations. Alienware offers unique and award-winning products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service, to deliver what reviewers have called the Ultimate Gaming Machines. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).

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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