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NVIDIA nForce3 Professional Now in Volume Production


ASUS SK8N Motherboard Featuring NVIDIA Platform Workstation Solution for 64-bit AMD Opteron Processor Now Shipping

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Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Corporation
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 30, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the NVIDIA nForce™3 Professional, the Company’s first single-chip, core-logic solution for professional computing environments, is now in volume production.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc, a world leader in motherboard engineering and design, has commenced shipping its new SK8N motherboard, featuring the NVIDIA nForce3 Pro 150 platform processor, to distribution channels and system integrators worldwide.

“In targeting the professional workstation market, NVIDIA has once again created a brand new opportunity for the industry,” said Joe Hsieh, director of ASUS motherboard business division at ASUSTeK. “With its advanced features, latency-reduced architecture, and awesome performance, our new SK8N motherboard, featuring the new NVIDIA nForce3 Pro, is attractive to professional workstation users who are looking for a powerful and future-proofed solution.”

Optimized for the new 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processor, NVIDIA nForce3 Professional platform processors provide a compatible, stable, and reliable computing platform for professional workstation users who wish to exploit the benefits of both 32-bit and 64-bit computing environments. The NVIDIA nForce3 Professional platform processors incorporate advanced technology solutions, including enterprise-class networking, fault tolerant storage designs, and optimizations for NVIDIA Quadro® workstation graphics solutions—which are currently supported by an industry-leading selection of certified software applications.  All NVIDIA nForce3 Professional-based systems and motherboards also utilize the NVIDIA® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), a single stable system image for simplified deployment and upgrades in the enterprise environment. The NVIDIA commitment to product longevity further ensures IT investment protection. 

The ASUS SK8N motherboard will be available in early July. Full workstation solutions from a variety of leading workstation system integrators will be available in late July.

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 1,500 people worldwide.  For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

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