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NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology Creates New Enthusiast PC Category

 
 

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Andrew Humber
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NVIDIA Ltd
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology Creates New Enthusiast PC Category

With 750,000 Units Shipped, NVIDIA Dual GPU Solution Gets a New Web Site, Comprehensive Certifications, and Industry Acclaim

THEALE, ENGLAND-APRIL 20, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that it has shipped more than 750,000 NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI media and communication processors (MCPs) for the AMD64 market in the past five months.

Additionally, NVIDIA has started shipping its newly-announced NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs designed for Intel Pentium 4 processors, including the upcoming dual-core Intel Pentium processor Extreme Edition and Pentium D processors. These MCPs have been hailed as "the best Pentium core logic product out there" by Tom's Hardware Guide (www.tomshardware.com) and "the fastest Pentium 4 platform" by PC Perspective (www.pcperspective.com).

NVIDIA SLI has effectively created a new category in the enthusiast PC space. Building on the momentum, NVIDIA has:

  • Launched SLIzone.com, a Web site dedicated to the SLI community
  • Expanded the SLI technology certification program for partners

"NVIDIA's innovative SLI technology has really captured the imagination of the gaming community," says Elan Raja III, director of Scan UK. "Our customers are demanding NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs at the heart of their systems because they know that, coupled with two high end NVIDIA GeForce™ 6 graphics chips, they will get a set-up which far outperforms anything else on the market today - and tomorrow as well, come to that."

"Systems built around NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI MCP are a dream to market to our customers," says Per Dahlberg, marketing director of Network Technical. "Our end users are so receptive to the idea of linking two NVIDIA GeForce™ 6-based boards and getting that unbeatable performance hike that the SLI-based PCs are flying out of our warehouse."

"The introduction of NVIDIA SLI technology has seen new life breathed into the high-end PC market," says Eelco Kroonenberg, product manager of Paradigit. "We are discovering a new generation of PC enthusiasts who are completely thrilled by the gaming performance and sheer power of the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCP and twin GeForce™ 6 graphics chip combination - we can't sell enough of them."

SLIzone.com

To support the growing number of users embracing SLI technology, NVIDIA has launched a new Web site dedicated to SLI technology and its users. Complementing the popular NVIDIA nZone Web site (www.nzone.co.uk), the new SLIzone Web site (http://uk.SLIzone.com) provides information on SLI technology including news, system builder information, tutorials, reviews, certifications, contests, and much more.

"SLI is a 'must-have' feature for PC enthusiasts. We encourage them to check out SLIzone, which contains information on where to buy - or how to build - a mind-blowing SLI PC," added Ujesh Desai, general manger of desktop products at NVIDIA.

Certification Program

In addition, NVIDIA continues to bring stability, reliability, and support to this new platform through the NVIDIA SLI certification program. This program, which includes add-in cards, motherboards, power supplies, and computer systems for use with NVIDIA SLI technology, has expanded over the last 30 days. Over 80 products, including more than 30 graphics cards, six motherboards, and four power supplies have received certification under this program, with more products being added weekly. In addition, over 40 system builders worldwide are offering SLI technology-certified systems.

Awards

SLI technology-related products have won major awards worldwide, including 3D Italia Best Hardware, CNET Next Big Thing, CustomPC Premium Upgrade, Extremetech Approved, FiringSquad.com Bull's Eye Award, FiringSquad.com Editor's Choice, HardOCP Must Have Hardware, Hardware-Mag Editor's Choice, HardwareZone.com Most Innovative Product, Hexus Extreme Editor's Choice, IN4.com Best Buy, PC Ekspert Editor's Choice, PC Pro Recommended, MaximumPC Kick Ass Product Award, MaximumPC Gear of the Year, PCDiy! Editor's Choice, PC Gamer Editor's Choice, TBreak Recommended Product, TweakPC.de Top Product and many, many more.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company’s products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, 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, but not limited to, statements as to our relationships with customers and partners in the film industry and the features, benefits, performance and capability of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 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, delays in ramping new products into production, adoption of other technologies or products by those in the film industry, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, n changes in the film industry standards, our dependence on third-party developers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 24, 2004. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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