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NVIDIA® Integrated Graphics Processors Enhance Highest Volume HP Notebook Lines

Powerful, energy-efficient NVIDIA IGP and GPU Solutions Power Slim, Stylish HP Notebooks

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Rick Allen
NVIDIA Corporation
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riallen@nvidia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SANTA CLARA, CA—MAY 17, 2006— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the new NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 6150 integrated graphics processor (IGP) and NVIDIA nForce® Go 430 media communications processor (MCP) are now available in the HP Pavilion dv2000 series and Compaq Presario V3000 series of notebook PCs. The HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario lines are the highest-volume of notebooks PCs from HP, the world’s leading provider of consumer notebook PCsi.

Thin-and-light notebook PCs have historically had relatively low graphics performance in order to adhere to the low power and thermal requirements required in smaller notebooks. However, new technologies and applications such as high-definition (HD) video and Microsoft® Windows Vista™ require more graphics processing performance than common integrated solutions can deliver. The new NVIDIA notebook solutions deliver excellent performance per watt, enhancing video playback and accelerating 3D applications within the low power and thermal budgets required for compact notebooks.

"Equipped with the energy efficient, high-performance, NVIDIA GeForce Go GPU and nForce G0 430 MCP, the new HP notebooks bring advanced graphics and video capabilities to consumers that will enable them to enjoy the new wave of 3D and video applications in style," said Manoj Gujral, General Manager of the Notebook Platform Business at NVIDIA.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 IGP and nForce G0 430 MCP Benefits

  • Support for the newly announced AMD Turion™ 64 X2 mobile technology, 64-bit dual-core processors designed for thin and light notebook PCs.

  • NVIDIA PowerMizer® technology for reduced power consumption and less heat generation enabling cooler and smaller notebooks with increased battery life.

  • Support for DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for more realism in 3D games and applications.

  • Hardware accelerated HD video support via NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology—the only notebook IGP solution that supports hardware accelerated H.264 HD video playback.

  • High-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista— the industry's first operating system to require a GPU to realize its full potentialii.

The New GeForce Go 7200 GPU
In additional news, the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 GPU is now being offered as the enhanced graphics option for Intel processor based versions of the HP Pavilion dv2000 series and Compaq Presario V3000 series of notebook PCs. With outstanding performance per watt, the new GPU is designed for thin and light notebooks. The GPU is being used in smaller notebooks where lower performance graphics solutions were traditionally used, providing notebook users with the enhanced graphics and video performance while maintaining long battery life.

Notebook Availability
The new AMD-based notebooks with systems will be available direct from HP via www.hpshopping.com, by calling +1 888-999-4747, or at retail outlets nationwide in the first half of 2006. The new HP Intel-based notebooks will be available through the same outlets later this month.

i Per Gartner research data for the first quarter of the 2006 calendar year.

ii Microsoft'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, 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, the benefits, features, performance, and capabilities of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GPUs, the availability of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 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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