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NVIDIA nForce3 Primed and Ready for New AMD Athlon64 Processor


Company’s Award-Winning Core-Logic Technology Fully Supports New AMD Athlon64 Processor 3400+

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Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 6, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA nForce™3 media and communications processors (MCPs)—which have been lauded by major industry publications and technology Web sites for their stability and performance—fully support the new AMD Athlon64 Processor 3400+ announced earlier today. 

“Our close working relationship with AMD has allowed us to design NVIDIA nForce3 as a scalable architecture that can take full advantage of AMD’s current and upcoming product roadmap,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform products at NVIDIA. “The new Athlon64 Processor 3400+ extends AMD’s performance lead in the desktop PC market, and is a perfect match to our entire line of NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs, including our upcoming NVIDIA nForce3 250GB MCPs, which features the industry’s first native Gigabit Ethernet solution.”

The NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs integrate hardware and software technologies that expand PC desktop, gaming, and digital media functionality. By providing built-in connections for high-speed Gigabit networks; Serial ATA disk controllers; up to eight USB 2.0 ports; and integrated RAID solutions, the NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs deliver accelerated performance for multiple computing environments. All NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs support the robust NVIDIA® ForceWare™ Unified Software Environment (USE), which provides enhanced functionality and performance, including utilities for monitoring system performance, networking configurations, audio environments, and more.

NVIDIA has a full family of NVIDIA nForce MCPs for both 64-bit and 32-bit desktop PC markets, including NVIDIA nForce3 Professional for the 1P and 2P workstation and professional segments; NVIDIA nForce3 Go for the mobile notebook market; and NVIDIA nForce2 for the mainstream computing markets.
PC systems and motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce MCPs are currently available from leading manufacturers, including: ABIT Computer Corp., AOpen, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Biostar Microtech Int’l Corp., Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., DFI, EPoX International Inc., Giga-Byte Technology, Jetway Information Co. Ltd., Leadtek, MSI, Shuttle Computer Group, Inc., Soltek Computer Inc., and XFX.

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 1,800 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.

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