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New NVIDIA System Utility Software Provides Easy Way For Users To Tune Their PC

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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 27, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today released NVIDIA System Utility, a performance tuning application for NVIDIA nForce™-based PCs and motherboards. Part of the new NVIDIA® ForceWare™ software family, NVIDIA System Utility allows users to fine-tune their PC BIOS and configuration settings for optimal performance, all within the confines of Microsoft® Windows®, and without the risks normally associated with overclocking.

Designed to leverage the power of the NVIDIA nForce2 and NVIDIA nForce3 media and communications processors, NVIDIA System Utility provides PC enthusiasts with an intuitive interface that allows them to change their current system configurations and also easily obtain information about their hardware components and installed NVIDIA nForce software drivers. For those users who wish to stretch the performance of the PC outside standard settings, NVIDIA System Utility affords them the ability to do so in real-time. Built-in safety features are incorporated which return the PC to normal operating conditions should any issues arise when new settings are tested.  The NVIDIA System Utility software interface also provides a feature to save and load user-defined configurations for game and task-specific overclocking, enabling wide flexibility for enthusiasts.

“Although discouraged by some companies, NVIDIA recognizes that there are hundreds of thousands PC users worldwide who love overclocking their PCs in order to get as much power and performance possible,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform business at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA System Utility was built specifically with those users in mind and allows them to tweak their settings in a safe environment, and share those configurations easily with other users. Enthusiasts looking for the optimal PC solution have recognized NVIDIA nForce MCPs for their cutting-edge features and stability, and the free addition of this great application to our product line-up will no doubt continue that trend.”

The NVIDIA System Utility software is available for download today—for free—from www.nvidia.com. Features and functionality will vary depending on motherboard and manufacturer, however, NVIDIA nForce2- and NVIDIA nForce3-based motherboards that expose the full functionality of NVIDIA System Utility include, but are not limited to:

  • Biostar M7NCG
  • Epox EP-8RDA+ and EP-8RDA3+
  • Abit NF7
  • Gigabyte K8NNXP
  • Shuttle AN50R

In addition, NVIDIA System Utility will also be bundled with new motherboards and PC systems from a variety of motherboard and PC manufacturers. For an updated list of supported motherboards and PCs shipping with NVIDIA System Utility, to download the user guide, or to obtain additional information on NVIDIA nForce MCPs, please visit www.nvidia.com.

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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