NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology Creates New Enthusiast PC Category
With 750,000 Units Shipped, NVIDIA Dual GPU Solution Gets a New Web Site, Comprehensive Certifications, and Industry Acclaim
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SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 20, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that it has shipped more than 750,000 NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI media and communication processors (MCPs) for the AMD64 market in the past five months.
Additionally, NVIDIA has started shipping its newly-announced NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs designed for Intel Pentium 4 processors, including the upcoming dual-core Intel Pentium processor Extreme Edition and Pentium D processors. These MCPs have been hailed as “the best Pentium core logic product out there” by Tom’s Hardware Guide (www.tomshardware.com) and “the fastest Pentium 4 platform” by PC Perspective (www.pcperspective.com).
NVIDIA SLI technology has effectively created a new category in the enthusiast PC space. Building on the momentum, NVIDIA has:
“NVIDIA SLI is a revolutionary innovation that has completely redefined our business when targeting the extreme gamers,” said Ravi Sood, CEO of VoodooPC (www.voodoopc.com), whose Rage SLI PC recently was awarded the prestigious Computer Gaming World Ultimate Gaming Machine Award. “This means when building the ultimate PC, we first start with an NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCP, and then pair it with two high-end NVIDIA GeForce™ 6 graphics chips. The results are unmatched 3D performance, virtually untouched by any other configuration.”
“SLI is a ‘must-have’ feature for PC enthusiasts. We encourage them to check out SLIzone, which contains information on where to buy – or how to build – a mind-blowing SLI PC,” added Ujesh Desai, general manger of desktop products at NVIDIA.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to the adoption of our SLI technology, expansion of the NVIDIA SLI certification program, use of resources and the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of our products and technology, 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, acceptance of new products and technologies by the PC enthusiast and the market, development of new technologies, demand for more speed and manufacturing or software defects, incompatibility of technologies, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its 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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