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NVIDIA nForce™4 MCPs Fully Support New AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COMPUTEX 2005—TAIPEI, TAIWAN—MAY 31, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the Company’s entire line of NVIDIA nForce media and communications processors for AMD64 platforms fully support the new AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor announced earlier today.
“Both NVIDIA and AMD are committed to developing technology innovations that have a dramatic impact on how our customers can take the utmost advantage of their hardware platforms,” said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. “With the launch of our new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor and NVIDIA’s continued growth in providing core-logic solutions, we are both excited about bringing new technology solutions to the market that will forever change the face of client computing.”
NVIDIA has shipped more than eight million NVIDIA nForce MCPs for AMD64 platforms, including NVIDIA nForce4 and NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs for PCI-Express- and AGP-based platforms. In addition, the Company has seen continued sales momentum for its NVIDIA® SLI™ solutions, resulting in hundreds of editorial awards for the Company’s worldwide community of add-in card, motherboard, system integrators, and OEM partners. According to the most recent report by industry analyst firm Mercury Research¹, NVIDIA nForce MCPs now account for approximately 55 percent of the AMD64 market, an increase of seven percent over the previous calendar quarter.
“Our close collaboration with AMD has allowed us the ability to be proactive in the design and development of our NVIDIA nForce MCPs for AMD64-based PC platforms,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform business at NVIDIA. “AMD led the way with the transition to 64-bit computing and its new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor will help dual-core capability to become pervasive for corporate, small business, and consumer platforms.”
Consumers who already own an NVIDIA nForce4 or NVIDIA nForce3-based motherboard or PC and wish to harness the power of the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor need to contact their respective motherboard or PC manufacturer about specific support and BIOS updates.
For more information on NVIDIA nForce MCPs, please visit 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 2,100 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 use of NVIDIA nForce processors in the AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core processor, and the role of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor in certain platforms, 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 market, development of new technologies, incompatibility of technologies, general industry trends and changes in industry standards , the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, 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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¹Mercury Research report dated April 2005 for the period of Q1 2005.