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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO—LOS ANGELES, CA—May 10, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced it will demonstrate Alienware notebooks based on NVIDIA SLI technology—the world’s first available notebooks to feature dual GeForce Go 7900 series graphics processing units (GPUs), at E3 in Los Angeles. Delivering new levels of visual realism at extreme high-definition (XHD) resolutions of 1680x1050 and higher, NVIDIA SLI technology enables dual NVIDIA® GPUs to be used in notebooks based on the NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI core-logic solution.
These new enthusiast notebooks, targeted at one of the fastest growing segments of the consumer notebook market, are among the fastest available dual GPU gaming notebooks in the world. The Alienware Aurora mALX notebook with a 19" display will be powered by two top-of-the-line NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX GPUs. The 17" Alienware Aurora™ m9700 will be powered by dual high-performance GeForce Go 7900 GS GPUs.
"With NVIDIA GPUs and SLI technology, Alienware has closed the performance gap between mobile and desktop systems with the introduction of our latest mobile systems," said Mark Vena, Vice President of Marketing for Alienware. "The Aurora m9700 and Aurora mALX give customers two incredibly powerful and exciting new mobile options and these new systems underscore Alienware’s ongoing commitment to uncompromised performance at home, the office or on the road."
"By combining dual NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 Series GPUs with SLI technology, Alienware's new notebooks unleash a new level of graphics performance for mobile gamers," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business at NVIDIA. "Gamers on the go will be able to turn up their 3D quality settings at XHD resolutions for a greatly enhanced level of realism and immersion."
NVIDIA SLI Technology
NVIDIA SLI technology is a patent-pending hardware and software solution that enables the use of two NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in SLI-certified notebooks featuring NVIDIA nForce4 SLI core logic solutions. The technology features an intelligent communication protocol embedded in the GPU and a high-speed digital interface on the graphics board to facilitate data flow. A complete suite of NVIDIA software provides dynamic load balancing, and advanced rendering and compositing to provide smooth frame rates and outstanding image quality.
NVIDIA at E3 and Availability
Alienware notebooks featuring NVIDIA SLI technology will be on display in the NVIDIA booth, #300 in the South Hall, at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 10 to May 12. To find our more about these notebooks visit www.alienware.com. For a full list of SLI-equipped notebooks, please visit www.slizone.com.
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, CA 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, demonstrations of Alienware's SLI-based notebooks, availability of the notebooks, and the benefits, features, performance, and capabilities of SLI technology, GeForce Go 7900 GPUS, and Alienware SLI-based notebooks 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 and technologies are paired with our partners’ products, development of more powerful mobile options, changes in customer preferences or performance demands, prohibitive pricing of new products, development of new, manufacturing defects, software defects, 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.