Printer Friendly

NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Shatter SolidWorks Benchmarks


NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 Graphics, NVIDIA nForce3 Professional Platform Core-Logic, and 64-bit AMD Opteron Processor is Winning Combination

For further information, contact:

Charlie Rasch
NVIDIA Corporation
(408) 486-8236 


SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 24, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that a workstation armed with NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000 professional graphics and NVIDIA nForce3 Professional core-logic achieved the highest graphics score ever on the SPECapc(sm) for SolidWorks 2003™ benchmark. The system, which included the new 64-bit AMD Opteron processor, also set records for the highest overall composite and CPU intensive scores. Benchmark results can be viewed at

“NVIDIA professional graphics, NVIDIA professional platform core-logic, and AMD processor technology is a winning combination for the computer-aided design market,” said Jeff Brown, director of workstation product management at NVIDIA. “Fact-based SolidWorks benchmark results like these will help IT professionals make better decisions on workstation graphics purchases and business strategy.”

The professional software application benchmark tests, developed by SolidWorks in conjunction with the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), use different-sized computer-aided design models to represent user workloads and measure graphics performance. Ten of the 11 workstation graphics solutions submitted by major system manufacturers and AMD to SPEC for SolidWorks benchmark testing used NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions. NVIDIA Quadro-powered workstations won every benchmark in all five categories reported.

NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms.  Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems, and video game consoles.  NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,600 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, 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, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers.  Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

# # #

Copyright © 2003 NVIDIA Corporation.  All rights reserved.  All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.  Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on NVIDIA, please visit the NVIDIA Press Room at