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Santa's Elves Agree: New NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP is The Must-Have Gaming Platform for Intel Yorkfield CPUs

 
 

Support for NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ and Extreme Overclocking Make Gamers' Wishes Come True This Holiday Season

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Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
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bdelrizzo@nvidia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 17, 2007—Just in time for the big guy's annual holiday sleigh ride, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies, today introduced the Company's next-generation NVIDIA nForce® 780i SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed specifically for 1333FSB Intel QX9650 (Yorkfield) processors. The new nForce 780i SLI MCP brings a multitude of new functionality to Intel platforms, including support for the new Enthusiast System Architecture specification and PCI Express Gen 2.0. It is also the first motherboard solution to support the Company's new 3-way SLI™ technology, the industry's preeminent multi-GPU platform solution based on NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics processing units.

"Our customers aren't going to bed with visions of suger-plums dancing in their heads. They're dreaming of playing games like Crysis in their entire splendor, running on NVIDIA SLI technology," said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. "With nForce 780i and an Intel Yorkfield CPU under the hood, those visions will quickly become a reality. We're excited to offer our customers fully-equipped rigs with not one, not two, but three of NVIDIA's most extreme gaming GeForce graphics processors, the perfect platform for experiencing the most advanced games ever developed."

NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology offers an unmatched PC gaming experience, delivering up to a 2.8x performance boost over traditional single graphics card platforms. For playing this year's most cutting-edge games, including Crysis and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, 3-way SLI technology lets gamers ratchet up the resolution to 1900x1200 and 2500x1600 respectively, while partaking in all of the tasty eye candy, including high-dynamic range lighting, motion blur, and realistic environmental effects.

"You can forget the cookies and milk this year," said Alabaster Snowball, administrator of the North Pole's naughty & nice list. "What Santa really wants is the ability to play Bioshock on a new gaming rig configured with an nForce 780i SLI-based motherboard and 3-way SLI graphics."

Global system integrators and industry-leading motherboard partners planning to offer NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP-based products include: Arlt, Asus, Atelco, Biohazard Computers, Chiligreen, Colorful, CyberPower, Digital Storm, Ditech, EVGA, Falcon Northwest, Gigabyte, HP, Hypersonic, Ibuypower, K&M Elektronik, Maingear, Meijin, MSI, Puget, Rombus, Vigor Gaming, Voodoo PC, Warmachine, XFX, Xi, and more.

For more information on the NVIDIA nForce 700-series, which today includes the nForce 780i SLI and nForce 750i SLI MCPs, please visit: www.nvidia.com/object/nforce7_intel.html

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro™ products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. 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, statements as to the impact, benefits, features and performance of NVIDIA nForce 780i MCPs and SLI technology; customer preferences; and the timing of and sources of availability of NVIDIA nForce 780i MCPs 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; difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; manufacturing or software defects; unexpected loss of performance when our products are integrated into systems; the impact of technological development and competition; general industry trends; changes in customers' preferences; 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 fiscal period ended October 28, 2007. 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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