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NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs Power Next-Generation Computers and Graphics Boards


Industry-leading PC and Add-in Card OEMs Select NVIDIA GeForce4 Family of GPUs

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Brian Burke
NVIDIA Corporation
(512) 401-4385

For Immediate Release:

SANTA CLARA, CA — FEBRUARY 6, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the NVIDIA GeForce4(TM) family of graphics processing units (GPUs) has secured design wins with the industry’s top PC OEMs and add-in card manufacturers.  The launch of the GeForce4 family of GPUs, the industry’s first simultaneous introduction of a complete, top-to-bottom product line-up for the graphics board market, has been met with broad acceptance, and ensures GeForce4 GPUs will power next-generation personal computer systems and graphics boards. 

In coming weeks, the following PC OEMs and add-in card manufacturers will be offering products based on NVIDIA GeForce4 GPUs:


  • Apple
  • Compaq Computer Corporation
  • Gateway Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Toshiba Computer Systems Group

Add-in Card Manufacturers

  • Gainward
  • Leadtek
  • MSI
  • PNY Technologies
  • Visiontek

System Builders

  • ABS Computers
  • Atlas Micro
  • Alienware
  • Falcon Northwest
  • Micro Pro

“The GeForce4 family marks the first time a graphics semiconductor company has introduced a top-to-bottom product family that will significantly improve the visual quality of applications and the realism of animation and special effects for Compaq Presario PC customers,” said Brett Faulk, Director of Consumer Desktop Product Marketing at Compaq Computer Corporation.  “The fact that NVIDIA has increased performance and added cutting-edge features by simultaneously delivering two new architectures is truly a testament to their graphics expertise.”

“GeForce4 GPUs have redefined the graphics industry by combining the unmatched performance NVIDIA is world-renowned for with a new collection of technological innovations including Accuview(TM) Antialiasing and NVIDIA’s revolutionary nView(TM) Multidisplay technology,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of sales at NVIDIA.  “The roll-out of the GeForce4 family of GPUs demonstrates that NVIDIA meets the challenge presented to it as the technology and performance leader in 3D graphics.”

The GeForce4 family of GPUs includes the GeForce4 Ti and GeForce4 MX GPUs.  The GeForce4 Ti is the only performance GPU capable of driving complex geometries and custom animations. 

GeForce4 Ti GPUs include advanced features such as:

  • A new graphic architecture that features the nfiniteFX™ II engine and NVIDIA’s Lightspeed Memory Architecture™ (LMA) II for unsurpassed graphics processing power
  • Two vertex-shading engines and a second-generation pixel-shading engine to enable realistic special effects and real-time custom animations
  • Accuview Antialiasing technology delivering high-resolution, high-performance, and unbeatable visual quality at blistering frame rates
  • nView, NVIDIA’s new hardware and software display technology that provides the ultimate in multiple display flexibility and end-user control

GeForce4 MX is the ultimate multidisplay GPU and brings a new level of graphics performance and flexibility to the mainstream desktop PC.  GeForce4 MX GPUs include advanced features such as:

  • A new, highly integrated graphics architecture that delivers unprecedented features to the mainstream market
    NVIDIA’s nView Multidisplay technology
    NVIDIA’s LMA II, the first 128-bit DDR interface for the mainstream segment, with its crossbar-designed, dual memory controllers to improve overall memory efficiency
    Accuview Antialiasing technology

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets.  Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment and education.

Certain statements in this press release, including the 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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