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NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL Graphics Solution First to Break 100 In ProCDRS Benchmark


NVIDIA Quadro4 is the Fastest Workstation Graphics Solution Available

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SANTA CLARA, CA — FEBRUARY 20, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA), in conjunction with SPECapcSM, announced today that its Quadro™4 900 XGL professional graphics solution is the first workstation graphics solution to break a score of 100 in the ProCDRS-03 test, posting a staggering result of 103.

“NVIDIA has redefined the performance and quality standards for all professional workstations,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “Setting new records for workstation performance is a testimony to NVIDIA’s technology leadership.”

In their latest update, SPEC reported top performing benchmarks using HP’s workstation x2100 equipped with a Quadro4 900 XGL graphics solution and an Intel® Pentium® 4 processor running at 2.2GHz with 512MB of RAM.  In SPECviewperf 6.1.2, the industry’s most widely used standard for measuring OpenGL® graphics performance.  Quadro4 900 XGL also posted top performance scores in the Awadvs-04, DRV-07, ProCDRS-03, DX-06 and MedMCAD-01 tests.  Complete results can be found at //

The NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL GPU line-up contains the ideal solution for every workstation user -- from the power user who makes his living with a computer-aided design (CAD) or digital content creation (DCC) application and requires the fastest professional graphics solution available, to the occasional designer that needs entry-level performance at an aggressive price.  Quadro4 XGL GPUs support advanced shader operations and are designed to accelerate OpenGL and DirectX® professional applications by implementing workstation specific functionality, such as hardware overlay planes, hardware accelerated antialiased points and lines, advanced memory management, and other features critical to performance in professional applications.

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.

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