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NVIDIA® GeForce® and NVIDIA nForce® Products Sweep Editorial Awards in January Issue of Maximum PC Magazine


NVIDIA Starts 2006 on a High Note with Editorial Acclaim

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SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 30, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that the editors of Maximum PC magazine, one of the industry's most influential print publications catering to PC enthusiasts, have lauded NVIDIA products as being their preferred choice. The January 2006 cover story, entitled 'Arch Rivals Face Off!' outlined the best products available on the market today, and for every category that NVIDIA products were relevant, NVIDIA technology came out on top, including:

  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLIX16 as the 'Best Athlon Chipset'
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 as the 'Best Pentium Chipset'
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB as the 'Best High-End Videocard'
  • The NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT-based Leadtek WinFast 7800 GT TDH Extreme as the 'Best Midrange Videocard' and
  • The NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT-based Aopen Aeolus 6800 GT as the 'Best Budget Videocard'

"With a direct pulse to the PC enthusiast communities, the editors at Maximum PC magazine are as passionate about reviewing products as we are in designing our hardware," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "The advanced architectures of the GeForce 7 and GeForce 6 series GPUs and the NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs, combined with our stellar software, drivers, and support for the content development community are some of the reasons why NVIDIA products are becoming a must have brand for consumers. We look forward to the next 12 months and showcasing the new innovations that are currently in development which we believe will further enrich the playback of games and high-definition video on a variety of different platforms."

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