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NVIDIA® Brings the Power of NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology to Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Platforms

New NVIDIA nForce® 500 Series MCPs, GeForce® 7 Series GPUs, and Intel Core 2 Duo Processors Deliver High Performance Platforms for Enthusiasts

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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 5, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphic processor technologies, announced today that it is showcasing a wide variety of its Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor-compatible products at this year’s Computex tradeshow being held this week in Taipei, Taiwan. Computex attendees can check out the amazing high-definition gaming systems located in the NVIDIA booth (Exhibition Hall 1, #b810) on the show floor—all featuring the Company’s GeForce 7-series graphics processing units (GPUs) running on NVIDIA nForce 500-series media and communications processors (MCPs)—and powered by Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Extreme CPUs. NVIDIA products on display include:

  • The new GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics solution, incorporating the power of two GeForce7 GPUs on a single PCI-Express x16 graphics card for the ultimate in single-card graphics performance

  • NVIDIA Quad SLI technology, featuring the power of two GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics cards running in NVIDIA SLI configuration

  • The NVIDIA nForce 500 series of MCPs for Intel platforms, including NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI, NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI and NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra—all designed for Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Extreme CPUs

"The gaming community is very important to us," said Gerald Holzhammer, Vice President Digital Home Group General Manager, Consumer PC Platform Group at Intel. "Our Intel Core 2 Duo processor will help establish a new level of performance for gamers and we are excited that our customers will be able to obtain it on NVIDIA SLI platforms."

Forming the ultimate foundation for the fastest and most feature-rich NVIDIA nForce-based enthusiast motherboards, the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP was built and designed from the ground up for enthusiasts by enthusiasts and can utilize the power of up to one, two, or even four NVIDIA GeForce GPUs for extreme high-definition gaming. Architected for maximum motherboard performance, the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP provides enthusiasts with an unprecedented level of features designed specifically for gaming, including NVIDIA FirstPacket™ technology for optimized network gaming, and support for SLI-Ready memory, the industry’s first core-logic solution to take advantage of the new Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) memory specification, unlocking even higher levels of memory performance. The NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP for Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Extreme CPUs is the industry’s only consumer core-logic solution to support dual RAID 5 on a single controller and dual x16 electrical PCI Express slots.

"We are excited about Intel Core 2 Extreme and Duo processors," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. "Satisfying our Intel customers is a focus for NVIDIA, and we are excited that we are able to bring the power of our NVIDIA nForce, NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA SLI technologies to them with a wide variety of product offerings covering all relevant market segments."

NVIDIA nForce 500-based motherboards for Intel Core 2 Duo platforms and NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 GPUs will be available in Dell’s new high-end XPS 700 gaming desktop and also from the world’s leading motherboard manufacturers, add-in card companies, and major system builders including ASUSTeK, BFG, Biostar, DFI, ECS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, and XFX.

For further information on NVIDIA nForce products for Intel Core 2 Duo-Ready CPUs, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/content/nforce5/nforce5_module.html. To view a series of informative videos detailing key features of the GeForce 7950 GX2 GPU, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/page/7950_testimonials.html.

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 features, benefits, uses and capabilities of NVIDIA Intel Core 2 Duo processor-compatible products, NVIDIA FirstPacket Technology, and SLI-Ready memory, and the availability of NVIDIA nForce 500-based motherboard for Intel Core 2 Duo platforms and NVIDIA GeForce GX2 GPUs 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, development of more effective or efficient graphics processing units, loss in performance or capabilities when our products are utilized with other products, development of dual core technology by other companies, changes in customer preferences or product uses, manufacturing or software defects, development of new technologies by our competitors, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, and other risks detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the period ended April 30, 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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