NVIDIA to Showcase Graphics that Redefine Reality on Worldwide Promotional Tour
Leading Graphics Chip Maker to Demo Hottest New Products to Consumers in 23 Cities Around the World
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SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 9, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced plans for a multi-city retail promotional tour beginning Saturday, November 11, 2006.
The Reality Tour will visit 23 cities in 15 countries, including seven cities throughout North America. At each stop, consumers can experience first-hand the Company's just-released products: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processors and the NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI motherboard.
The Reality Tour will make stops in the following North American locations on Saturday, November 11, 2006 from store open to close:
Fry's Electronics: Silicon Valley, CA and Chicago, IL
Micro Center: Atlanta, GA and Orange County, CA
CompUSA: Dallas, TX
J&R Music World: New York City, NY
Future Shop: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Retail customers can compete in head-to-head mini gaming tournaments, see the latest demos showcasing the newest NVIDIA hardware, and participate in raffles for NVIDIA products co-sponsored by NVIDIA graphics card partners eVGA, BFG Technologies, and XFX.
"The tour is a great opportunity for CompUSA customers in Dallas to experience firsthand the capabilities of the latest graphics processor," said Brian Woods, executive vice president and general merchandising manager at CompUSA. "Gamers and computer enthusiasts expect CompUSA to carry the latest in new computer technology, and NIVIDIA is helping us deliver on that promise."
NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs) provide a superior computing experience by offloading graphics processing duties from the CPU. NVIDIA GPUs enhance performance and provide a significantly better experience in graphics intensive tasks such as viewing and editing photos and video, playing games, and using processor-intensive applications such as Google Earth or Adobe Acrobat. NVIDIA GPUs are also essential for accelerating the Windows Vista experience by offering an enriched 3D user interface, increased productivity, vibrant photos, smooth, high-definition videos, and realistic games.
"We're eager to show our latest flagship technologies to computer users and gaming enthusiasts," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA graphics deliver a powerfully immersive gaming experience as well as an extraordinary high-definition movie experience. People are going to be blown away when they see what our new motherboard and graphics processors can do."
For more details on the Reality Tour including exact store locations, maps, and the chance to enter an online raffle for a GeForce 8800 graphics card, please visit our web site at www.nvidia.com/realitytour.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the features, uses, capabilities and performance of NVIDIA GPUs and motherboards, the date and times of the Reality Tour stops, events and activities during the Reality Tour, and consumer reaction to NVIDIA GPUs and motherboards are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in ramping new products into production; development of faster or more efficient GPUs; manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; market or customer acceptance of a competitor’s product instead of ours; general industry trends; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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