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NVIDIA Targets PC OEM and System Integrator Market with New Family of GPU Motherboard Solutions

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA Targets PC OEM and System Integrator Market with New Family of GPU Motherboard Solutions

THEALE, ENGLAND-SEPTEMBER 20, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today unveiled the company's latest core-logic motherboard solutions-targeted at the integrated computing markets-combining new NVIDIA nForce™ 400 media and communications processors (MCPs) with a new line of the Company's GeForce™6 series graphics processing units (GPUs).

Developed for AMD64-based computing platforms, the family of NVIDIA nForce 400 MCPs and GeForce 6100 GPUs provide the world's leading motherboard manufacturers, including Albatron, ASUSTeK, Biostar, Chaintech, DFI, ECS, Epox, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Jetway, MSI, and Shuttle, with the first and only GPU motherboard solutions designed to:

  • Deliver high-definition video playback and output to high-definition televisions
  • Leverage the GeForce 6 graphics core that supports both Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and Shader Model 3 (SM3.0) and
  • Provide other important digital media functionality, including secure networking and secure storage, features important to today's mainstream users

With the NVIDIA nForce 400 and GeForce 6100 products forming the technological foundation for the motherboard, global OEMs and system builders are now able to design affordable, flexible, and innovative solutions for a variety of PC platforms, including mainstream offerings for Microsoft Media Center, convergence digital media products in unique, small form-factors, and small office, home office solutions. In addition, system builders and OEMs can promote their systems as being "HD Ready" by integrating DVI and component outputs directly on the PC for hassle-free connection to a high definition display or television.

This is made possible by integration of NVIDIA® Pure Video™ technology, whose hardware acceleration engine enables smooth playback of HD video, including Windows Media 9 and MPEG 2-based footage, with minimal CPU overhead. NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology also delivers advanced video features to the PC-including advanced de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high-quality scaling-rivalling that of high-end consumer electronics DVD players.

"Over the last few years, our discrete NVIDIA nForce products have completely redefined the high-end enthusiast space, allowing us to achieve a significant market share position, but with this new product introduction we are focused on an equally important segment-the integrated mainstream market serviced most commonly with PC OEMs and system integrators," said Drew Henry, general manager of platform product at NVIDIA. "We are confident that our new NVIDIA nForce 400 series of MCPs combined with our new GeForce 6100 series of GPUs will provide the only viable foundation for powering today's digital media and high-definition video-centric PC platforms."

"NVIDIA's chipset and graphics innovation coupled with AMD64 technology continues to set new standards of excellence," said Emile Ianni, corporate vice president, Platform Engineering and Infrastructure Development, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "Today's announcement showcases NVIDIA's commitment to extend to integrated solutions the leading-edge performance available until now only through discrete solutions. We are helping system integrators and OEMs offer their customers feature-rich AMD64 platforms for a variety of markets, including Media Center PCs, digital media PCs, small office/home office and home theatre convergence products."

NVIDIA nForce 400 and GeForce 6100-based systems will be available from worldwide system builders in October. Additional product information and specific partner availability will be made at that time.

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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