NVIDIA Congratulates AMD on the Second Anniversary of the AMD Opteron™ Processor

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NVIDIA Corporation
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NEW YORK, NY—APRIL 21, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, is pleased to congratulate AMD (NYSE: AMD) on the two-year anniversary of the AMD Opteron™ processor.

“As the industry moves to pervasive, mainstream x86-based 64-bit computing, NVIDIA fully supports AMD's evolutionary approach and dual-core leadership with our NVIDIA nForce™4 product line,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. “The combination of NVIDIA nForce and AMD Opteron processors provides stunning performance for our customers, especially those in the CAD and DCC industries who require a lightning-fast graphics response. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with AMD as both 64-bit and dual-core technologies become essential for our customers.”
“AMD is proud to have partners such as NVIDIA, a leader in core-logic innovation, help us lead the way to pervasive 64-bit computing and celebrate the two-year anniversary of the AMD Opteron processor,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. “Together, AMD and NVIDIA are driving the development of new workstation platforms that enable talented artists around the world to create some of the most incredible visual content we’ve seen. With the advent of our Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, the possibilities are virtually unlimited.”

NVIDIA recently announced that it shipped more than one million NVIDIA nForce4 media and communication processors (MCPs) for AMD64-based computing platforms between December 2004 and February 2005. The demand is fueled in part by the popularity of NVIDIA SLI™ technology, a revolutionary approach to graphics scalability and increased performance.

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, the capabilities, benefits, features and performance of our products and technologies, the potential for the AMD market, and the future of mainstream x86-based 64-bit computing, 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, acceptance of our new products and technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry,  the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, decreased demand for new computers and technologies, 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 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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