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NVIDIA Unveils Blazingly Fast New GeForce FX Graphics Chips

GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and GeForce FX 5700 Ultra Set New Performance Standard for This Holiday Season’s Next-Generation Games

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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 23, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5950 Ultra and the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 series of graphics processing units (GPUs), delivering unprecedented graphics performance levels to the enthusiast and mainstream markets.   In conjunction with the Company’s new ForceWare™ release 50 graphics driver, these products are engineered to deliver unmatched image quality and ultra-high performance, cinematic graphics for the hottest new PC games.

"With exciting new titles like Call of Duty™, Deus Ex: Invisible War™, Halo™, XIII, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004®, and Unreal Tournament2004, this Christmas promises to be a dream for PC gamers," stated Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “In addition to being the perfect stocking stuffers to complement this new round of titles, the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and GeForce FX 5700 Ultra GPUs are architected to be the graphics processors of choice for the next generation of highly anticipated cinematic titles like Doom3 and Half Life™2.”

The new GeForce FX 5950 Ultra is the fastest GPU in the Company’s history. Manufactured using 0.13 micron process technology at TSMC, this new GPU combines extremely fast clock rates with a 256-bit memory bus. Designed to deliver cinematic-quality graphics and studio-quality color, the GeForce FX GPUs are the only full 128-bit precision computation GPUs in the industry. In addition, the GeForce FX 5950 and 5700 GPUs feature the NVIDIA CineFX™ 2.0 engine with NVIDIA UltraShadow™ technology, designed to improve the shader power that enables more complex effects, and to accelerate the rendering of lighting and shadows.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra GPU is the first produced in 0.13 micron at the IBM foundry in East Fishkill, NY.  The GeForce FX 5700 series delivers an enthusiast feature set at a mainstream price to enable next-generation gaming for the masses.  With the GeForce FX 5700 gamers can enjoy unbeatable DirectX 9.0 performance at a mainstream price.

Providing a host of complementary software, the NVIDIA ForceWare unified software environment (USE) unleashes the full power and features of NVIDIA’s desktop, platform, mobile, and multimedia products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare ensures an unparalleled out-of-box experience for every end user by providing:

  • Industry-leading features for graphics, audio, video, and communications;
  • One driver for all products: the NVIDIA unified driver architecture (UDA);
  • Continual performance and feature updates over the life of the product.

In addition, NVIDIA Forceware supports the latest OpenGL® and Microsoft DirectX 9.0 feature sets to ensure unmatched visual quality and mesmerizing 3D graphics.

For details on where to buy GeForce FX-based graphics cards, visit the NVIDIA Web site at http://www.nvidia.com/content/wheretobuy/consumer.asp.

About NVIDIA
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 1,700 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.

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.

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