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New NVIDIA Memory Program Helps Vendors Promote Special Overclocked Memory DIMMs in Retail Channels for Users of NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI™ Intel® Edition MCPs
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SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 5, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that Corsair Memory Inc., has been selected as the launch partner for the Company’s new marketing program that will assist consumers in finding and purchasing the fastest DDR2 memory modules specifically tuned and tested for use with NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition-based PCs or motherboards. As part of this program, memory manufacturers—including Corsair—who develop special, high-performance DDR2 memory modules can have them validated and tested on the new NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition media and communications processor (MCP) platform. If certified, vendors can use a special “recommended” badge in their retail packaging, advertisements, and other promotional collateral. Corsair’s XMS2 high-performance DDR2 DIMMs are the first to earn this designation and as a result, Corsair will roll out a new marketing campaign along with new product packaging adorned with the special “Recommended for NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition” badge which will be available later this month in the retail channel.
“Corsair and NVIDIA share a common philosophy, and that is to enable our customers to build the sweetest, fastest, most outrageous gaming rigs possible,” said John Beekley, Vice President of Application Engineering at Corsair. “NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs have been designed for performance, and we are thrilled to be bringing out a new line of very high speed, low latency DDR2 memory modules that will help deliver out-of-this-world performance for enthusiasts and gamers.”
Memory modules submitted for validation and testing must surpass commodity JEDEC memory requirements and comply with minimal targeted performance levels, including 667MHz clock speeds with memory timings of 4-4-4-12-2T. Memory modules with more aggressive timings such as 3-2-2-8-1T are heartily encouraged. All validated products will be highlighted on www.nvidia.com, as well as the Company’s enthusiast gaming site at www.nzone.com.
“We knew when we set out to design the world’s most innovative technologies for Intel Pentium 4-based PCs and motherboards, we would have to help our customers select the right components to help build the fastest gaming platforms possible,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. “Corsair is recognized for delivering some of the world’s fastest memory DIMMs, and our collaboration on this validation program for our new NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs will help provide end-users with the foundation for building the fastest and most feature rich PC platform possible.”
For more information on NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company’s products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, availability of products and the features, capabilities and performance of our products when integrated with other products 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, delays in ramping new products into production, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, acceptance of the new marketing program, delays in integration of our products, development of new products by our competitors, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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