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NVIDIA Showcases Industry-Leading Technologies During Intel Channel Conference Tour

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—MAY 4, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced its participation in the Spring 2005 Intel Channel Conference (ICC) tour. ICC is a biannual training road show, specifically designed to educate Intel Product Dealers on the latest product launches, technology announcements, and program benefits.
 
NVIDIA is showcasing its flagship platform, graphics, and high-definition video products, including:

  • NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI™ Intel Edition media and communications processors (MCPs).
  • NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 graphics processing units (GPUs), featuring high-definition PureVideo™ technology, in a passively-cooled, single PCI Express slot configuration.

John Lonergan, vice president of worldwide channel operations at NVIDIA, commented: “The Intel Channel Conference puts us face-to-face with more than 8,000 system builders in North America. It provides a great opportunity for us to demonstrate cutting-edge technologies—such as NVIDIA SLI and PureVideo—to some of our most important customers. In addition, we are pleased to be able to offer exciting new reference designs for next-generation Media Center PCs.”

The new NVIDIA Media Center PC reference designs offer system builders and OEMs an easy-to-implement blueprint and complete list of components to assemble high-definition living room PCs with powerful features at compelling price points. When compared to previous-generation PCs, these new living room-friendly designs will operate at cooler temperatures and consume less power, enabling them to be a physically smaller and quieter addition to the consumer’s home entertainment center.

The new reference designs leverage NVIDIA nForce MCPs, GeForce 6 Series GPUs, PureVideo technology, and an NVIDIA NVTV™ PC Tuner Card.
 
NVIDIA partners, including ASUS, Foxconn, and MSI Corp. are making a strong showing during the ICC tour by demonstrating NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition-based products:

  • ASUS: “The powerful of combination of NVIDIA SLI and ASUS AI overclocking technologies sets the high-mark for PC performance. We are extremely pleased to bring this award-winning combination together again for the Intel platform in P5ND2-SLI Premium motherboards,” said Raymond Chen, vice president of marketing, ASUS Computer International.
  • FoxConn: “Foxconn is extremely excited about the opportunity to offer NVIDIA-based solutions for the Intel platform,” commented Ed Leckliter, director of channel products for Foxconn's Channel Service Division for the Americas (CSD1). “The Foxconn NF4SLI7AA-8EKRS2 capitalizes on the feature-rich NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset to bring state-of-the-art performance to enthusiasts and corporate power users worldwide.”
  • MSI Computer Corp.: Daniel Wang, vice president of sales at MSI Computer Corp., added: “NVIDIA is setting the pace in designing powerful motherboard chipsets and graphics processors for high-performance computing, which in turn enables us to deliver products with exceptional sustained performance to our customers.”

For more information on the tour, visit: http://intel.seminars.net/iccna/
 
About NVIDIA
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 2,100 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 features, benefits, performance, and capabilities of products and technologies based on or derived from the NVIDIA reference design 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 or software defects, manufacturing delays, acceptance of new technology by our customers and the market, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, development of more effective or efficient graphics cards, 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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