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NVIDIA Raises Performance Bar With Notebook GPUs Designed for Extreme HD Gaming

New NVIDIA GeForce® Go® 7900 Series GPUs Now Available in Notebooks from Leading Makers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 18, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today unveiled the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs), which enable gamers to experience vivid, extreme high-definition (XHD) games on notebook PCs—a dream come true for gamers that demand performance and portability.

The two new GPUs are:

  • GeForce Go 7900 GTX GPU – the new NVIDIA flagship GPU which delivers XHD graphics performance and extends the Company's position as a performance leader.
  • GeForce Go 7900 GS GPU – enables superior gaming performance in slimmer performance notebooks

"At XHD screen resolutions of 1680x1050 and 1920x1200, games have up to 65% more image detail than games viewed on common 1024x768 notebook screens," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business at NVIDIA. "These powerful GPUs are designed to blaze through games at extreme HD resolutions with state-of-the-art 3D graphics effects. The result is a greatly enhanced level of realism and immersion for gamers on the go."

The Company's previous top-of-the-line mobile GPUs set a new standard for performance that established them as the GPUs of choice in enthusiast gaming notebooks from top manufacturers. The new GeForce Go 7900 Series of GPUs, with higher performance per watt efficiency, raise the performance bar to new heights.

The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series of GPUs feature support for advanced technologies that enhance the mobile computing experience:

  • Support for the latest games and applications with DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and film quality high dynamic range (HDR) lighting, the must-have feature for developers delivering more realism to real-time gaming.
  • H.264 hardware accelerated support through NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology—the combination of HD video processors and software delivers a HD home-theater quality video experience to the PC.
  • NVIDIA PowerMizer® technology, with advanced power management features that enable the dramatic performance enhancements in the same power budget as the previous generation of NVIDIA mobile GPUs. The reduced power consumption and less heat generation result in cooler and smaller notebooks with increased battery life.
  • A high performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista™— the industry's first operating system to require a dedicated GPU to realize its full potentiali.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series GPUs are now available for order from industry leading notebooks partners such as Dell and Toshiba. Other partners that plan to ship soon include ABS, CyberPower, Falcon Northwest, Gateway, Hypersonic, iBuyPower, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC, and Voodoo PC in North America, as well as AJP, Evesham, Gericom, Multirama, Plaisio, and XS2 in Europe. To obtain more information about the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 series of GPUs or to see a current list of notebooks based on these new GPUs, visit www.nvidia.com.

iMicrosoft's recommendation for graphics with Windows Vista can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/hardware/vistahardware.mspx#EFAA

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the benefits, features, performance, and capabilities of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series of GPUs, the availability of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series of GPUs, release of notebook PCs by additional partners, support for gaming applications and statements regarding Microsoft Windows Vista 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, loss in performance when our GPUs are paired with our partners' products, prohibitive pricing of new products, development of new, higher performance technologies, manufacturing defects, software defect, changes in features demanded by gamers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, market acceptance of a competitor's product instead of our product, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, and other risks detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2006. 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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