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New NVIDIA nForce™4 PCI Express Core-Logic Solutions Set Record Sales Growth

 
 

NVIDIA Corporation:

Andrew Humber
European PR Manager
NVIDIA Ltd
ahumber@nvidia.com

Product PR:

Luciano Alibrandi
Director of Product PR EMEA
Tel: +33 1 55 63 84 92
lalibrandi@nvidia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New NVIDIA nForce™4 PCI Express Core-Logic Solutions Set Record Sales Growth

Entire Family of NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs Selling Strongly Driven by Demand for NVIDIA nForce4 SLI™

BANGALORE, INDIA — February 17th, 2005 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the Company shipped more than one million NVIDIA nForce4 media and communication processors (MCPs), the industry’s most feature-rich core-logic solutions for AMD64-based computing platforms, since its availability in December 2004. In addition, the demand for NVIDIA nForce4 SLI technology is exceeding the Company’s high expectations, accounting for more than 25 percent of all NVIDIA nForce4 MCP shipments to date. This demand has resulted in the fastest sales ramp the platform group at NVIDIA has ever experienced and helped NVIDIA grow its share of the AMD64 market to 48 percent, as reported by Mercury Research for the quarter ending December 31, 2004.

“Due to our innovative features and leading performance, NVIDIA nForce technology has won hundreds of editorial awards, providing our partners with the foundation to create a winning retail strategy,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform products at NVIDIA. “With NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs and our GeForce™ 6 series of graphics processing units, we’ve elevated PC performance levels once again and further established our technology leadership position with the hard core gamers and PC enthusiasts.”

Like its brethren before it, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra MCPs have been lauded by the global editorial community, all of whom have been impressed by the Company’s decision to integrate features not provided by any other manufacturer. In addition to NVIDIA SLI technology, which Sander Sassen, editor-in-chief of Hardware Analysis, likened to the “iPod of the Computer Industry” (http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/search/results/article/1772/), reviewers have lauded the Company’s other “firsts”, including NVIDIA ActiveArmor™, which provides end users with a hardware accelerated security firewall solution built directly into the silicon; support for the next-generation SATA 3Gb/s hard drives which will be hitting the market shortly; native Gigabit Ethernet networking and advanced overclocking options through the use of the Company’s nTune™ software application.

Currently, there are more than 20 NVIDIA nForce4-based motherboards available from some of the world’s leading motherboard suppliers, including Abit, ASUSTeK, Biostar, Chaintech, DFI, ECS, Epox, Foxconn, Gigabyte and MSI, with more product introductions anticipated from other companies over the next few months.

For the most recent list of NVIDIA nForce4 reviews, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.

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.in.

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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