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NVIDIA Quadro FX Revolutionizes Advanced Visualization Market

 
 

Company Unveils NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 and Quadro FX 3000G Professional Solutions for Workstation and Other Vertical Markets

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NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—JULY 22, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3000 series of professional graphics solutions to facilitate breakthroughs in markets such as medical and satellite imaging, automobile manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, video post-production, and broadcast. For use in any industry-standard desktop workstation, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 and NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G deliver high-end capabilities and performance to the most demanding professionals.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 will be available from IBM in its IntelliStation MPro workstation and from HP in its Leadership Graphics Program. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G, with genlock and frame lock capabilities, is planned to be available with HP Workstations xw6000 and xw8000, and with HP’s scalable visualization technology in Fall 2003—and from IBM by special order.

“IBM IntelliStation has selected the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 based on its superior performance and for its ability to help propel our systems to a leadership position in the workstation market,” said Matt Wineberg, product manager, IBM IntelliStation. “By being the first workstation vendor to offer the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000, combined with our continued technical leadership and eServer-inspired reliability, IBM IntelliStation promises graphics and engineering professionals the best of all worlds.” 
 
New features of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 include:

  • High performance graphics memory—27.2 GB/sec. memory bandwidth, more than twice the bandwidth of the industry-leading NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000, drives large texture performance and high-resolution, full-scene antialiasing.
  • Single system powerwall—Users digitally specify overlap and blending for two projected images, even from inexpensive projectors. Allows any application to be projected from a single system onto large surfaces.
  • High resolution—256MB graphics memory powers 3840x2400 displays for applications including medical, oil & gas, and satellite imaging.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G includes all NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 features plus:

  • Frame lock—Allows professionals to link multiple systems in a cluster to scale power to problem size for life-sized visualization.
  • Genlock—Enables synchronization with standard signal formats and house-sync signals for video post-production, broadcast, compositing, and editing solutions.

“The combination of HP’s innovative workstations and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G is designed to enable teams to interact with their work in life-sized environments, in real time,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president of worldwide marketing for the HP Workstation Business Unit. “Auto and aerospace engineers, for instance, can review, collaborate, and visualize their designs as they exist in real life, with photo realistic quality, at a level of performance and interactivity that keeps pace with their thought processes.”

NVIDIA offers the broadest professional software application certification program in the industry. All NVIDIA graphics products use the NVIDIA® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), a set of backward-and-forward, top-to-bottom compatible graphics drivers that optimize application performance, stability, and reliability.

NVIDIA Quadro distributors including PNY (US and Europe), LeadTek (Asia/Pacific), and Elsa (Japan), value-added resellers, and system builders such as BOXX Technologies, @Xi Computer, Colfax International, RackSaver, and Polywell Computers worldwide are selling the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 series, which is in volume production. NVIDIA will demonstrate these workstation solutions in booth #2625 at SIGGRAPH 2003 in San Diego, CA July 29-31, 2003.

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.

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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