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NVIDIA nForce ® MCPs and AMD Athlon ™ 64 Fx-60 Dual-Core Processor Provide Powerful Pair for Gaming Platforms


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NVIDIA nForce ® MCPs and AMD Athlon ™ 64 Fx-60 Dual-Core Processor Provide Powerful Pair for Gaming Platforms

BANGALORE, INDIA-JANUARY 11, 2006- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that it's award-winning NVIDIA nForce4 media and communications processors (MCPs), for AMD64 platforms, will be supporting the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor.

The strong combination of NVIDIA nForce core-logic solutions with the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor-based systems solidifies the PC as an ultimate gaming platform. The dual-core capabilities of the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor, combined with the advanced architecture of the NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs and support for the acclaimed NVIDIA SLI™ multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) technology, provide the technological foundation for driving today's most sophisticated games and demanding digital media applications, including high-definition video.

In addition, the advanced security and storage capabilities, including support for RAID 5 and next-generation SATA 3G/sec. hard drives, makes the NVIDIA nForce4 MCP-based platforms the must have for all PC enthusiasts.

"NVIDIA and AMD share a common goal of delivering industry-leading and innovative PC performance technologies to consumers," said Bob Brewer, corporate vice-president Desktop Division, Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS), AMD. "Combined with the launch today of our new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, and NVIDIA's continued growth in providing cutting-edge core-logic solutions for our processors, we are excited about the revolutionary performance opportunities our combined technologies and capabilities provide to our system builder community and enthusiast customers."

"AMD led the way with the 64-bit computing transition in 2005, and we believe the new Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor will help showcase the demonstrable benefits that dual-core capability brings to consumer and professional platforms," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. "We expect the dual-core architecture provided by AMD combined with NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology will continue to solidify AMD's winning position as the provider of preferred CPUs for consumer PC gaming platforms."

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