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NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series Technology Leadership Drives Dramatic High-End Share Growth

 
 

NVIDIA Corporation:

Andrew Humber
European PR Manager
NVIDIA Ltd
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series Technology Leadership Drives Dramatic High-End Share Growth

THEALE, BERKSHIRE—OcTOBER 27, 2004 —NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today reported that the rapid adoption of the Company’s leading family of 3D graphics processing units (GPUs) has moved NVIDIA into the number one spot in the Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, or high-end performance segment of the market, rising from 26% share in the second quarter of 2004 to 64% share in the third quarter of 2004 according to leading market analyst firm, Mercury Research.

“Our objective in the quarter was to take back the high-end of the desktop PC market,” stated Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “Through the GeForce 6’s stunning performance and an unmatched DirectX 9 feature set, we have been able to not only win a majority of the benchmarks, but also 100% of the Shader Model 3.0 market. Now that we’ve solidified our position in the high-end, we are poised to continue driving the GeForce 6 series deeper into the market. ”

The success of the NVIDIA technology in the third quarter of 2004 was a result of the Company’s ability to deliver two new GPUs, the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 and the GeForce 6600 GT, in addition to its award-winning GeForce 6800. Now with the GeForce 6200, NVIDIA has the industry’s only top-to-bottom GPU family that supports Microsoft DirectX 9 Shader Model 3.0 technology.

The award-winning GeForce 6 Series includes the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 family, GeForce 6600, and GeForce 6200 families. These NVIDIA GPUs feature NVIDIA UltraShadow™ II technology to deliver blazing speeds for next-generation, shadow-intensive games such as Doom 3. Backed by the NVIDIA ForceWare™ software suite and Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), the GeForce 6 Series provides industry-renowned compatibility and reliability for a great user experience.

About NVIDIA
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 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.

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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