NVIDIA Enhances Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Full Suite of Video Products

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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER  14, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that it is delivering a full suite of video and multimedia products specifically for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2.

"Advanced video processing technologies such as PureVideo enhance the Media Center experience and give consumers a complete home theater experience on a PC," said Joe Belfiore, general manager of the Windows eHome Division at Microsoft Corp. "We applaud NVIDIA for their efforts and look forward to seeing more industry-leading video and multimedia technology from them in the future."

NVIDIA is delivering solutions that maximize the Media Center experience including:

  • The NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6-series of GPUs featuring PureVideo™ technology, including the fanless GeForce 6600 HD design,  enabling  "silent" PCs 

  • The NVIDIA GeForce 7-series of GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs, also featuring PureVideo technology and including the award-winning GeForce 7800 GTX GPU, the first GPU to deliver advanced video post processing of high-definition content.

  • A complete family of new NVIDIA nForce 400 series motherboard solutions featuring a GeForce 6 GPU and PureVideo high-definition processing technology built directly into the core-logic

  • A comprehensive family of NVIDIA Dual-Tuner Cards, enabling a higher standard in TV tuning and personal video recording on a Media Center PC

  • NVIDIA PureVideo™ Decoder, featuring 2:2 and 3:2 pull-down technology for PAL and NTSC formats, and the best DVD movie viewing quality available on a PC

The combined power of the Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system and NVIDIA PureVideo technology provides a feature-rich, high-performance, rock-solid multimedia platform to take consumers directly into the digital media future.

Partners that will be featuring NVIDIA technology in their next-generation Media Center PCs, include: ABS, iBuypower, Dell Computer, FIC, Hewlett Packard, HyperSonic, Shuttle Computer, Niveus Media, Ricavision, Voodoo PC, and more. For a complete list of partners and more information on where to buy, 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 over 2,500 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 NVIDIA products and technologies designed for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup2, and partners that will include NVIDIA products and technologies in their next generation media center PCs 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 defects, difficulties or delays,  unforeseen difficulties in the integration of our products and technologies into our partners’ media center PCs,  whether our partners will continue to integrate our products and technologies, delays in release of new products and technologies,  development of more effective or efficient products and technologies for multimedia platforms, , the impact of competitive products and technological advances, and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 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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