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NVIDIA Drives 64-Bit Support for Workstations Based on Intel Itanium 2 Processor


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Susan Austin
NVIDIA Corporation


SANTA CLARA, CA — JULY 8, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), the world leader in visual graphics solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA Quadro(R) family of workstation solutions deliver high-performance graphics support for high-end workstations based on the Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor.  NVIDIA has optimized its NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions to take advantage of the performance and features of the Intel Itanium 2 processor.

“Designed from the ground up to address the top challenges facing the enterprise market, the Intel Itanium 2 processor provides the ability to address a much larger memory bandwidth for large graphics datasets,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions are the perfect complement to Intel’s Itanium 2 processors for a one-two punch of performance and value for the most graphically and computationally intense applications.”

“NVIDIA’s investment in optimizing both its graphics and driver technology will benefit OEMs and end users as they adopt the Itanium 2 processor,” said Mike Graf, product line manager for Intel’s Itanium processor family. “By delivering drivers optimized for the Itanium 2 processor across their entire workstation-based family top to bottom, NVIDIA brings their proven track record in delivering high-performance graphics solutions to the most demanding workstation arenas.”

Workstations featuring the combined processing power of NVIDIA Quadro4 Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and the Intel Itanium 2 processors are now available from HP.

The Quadro4 family is a complete, top-to-bottom family of workstation graphics solutions comprised of the Quadro4 XGL series for 3D computer-aided design and digital content creation applications, and the Quadro4 NVS series for industry-leading acceleration of professional 2D applications. NVIDIA Quadro4 graphics boards are available worldwide from a variety of workstation OEMs and channel partners, including: Compaq Computer Corporation, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP, IBM, Boxx Technology, Colfax International, DigitalScape, LT Micro/The 3D Shop, Max Black Systems, MaxVision, PNY Technologies and Tristar International.

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.

Certain statements in this press release, including the 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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