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NVIDIA® GeForce™ GPUs Selected By Activision as Preferred GPU for Call Of Duty 2

 
 

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NVIDIA Ltd
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA® GeForce™ GPUs Selected By Activision as Preferred GPU for Call Of Duty 2

THEALE, ENGLAND -OCTOBER 24, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs) have been selected by Activision as the preferred platform for Call of Duty® 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to Infinity Ward's 2003 Game of the Year.

"Call of Duty 2 is an avalanche of heart-pounding action and non-stop epic intensity. In order to achieve such a high level of lifelike immersion and authenticity throughout the game play experience, the team needed to utilise the most advanced graphics tools and techniques possible," said Chuck Huebner, head of worldwide studios, Activision, Inc. "NVIDIA has recognised this need and delivered the hardware technology enabling the game to be developed on NVIDIA GPUs in both single GPU and SLI configurations, making NVIDIA the preferred graphics hardware for Call of Duty 2."

To enable gamers to experience Call of Duty 2 as it was truly intended, partners of NVIDIA will bundle Call of Duty 2 with select graphics cards based on the award-winning series of GeForce GPUs for a limited time. NVIDIA bundles will occur simultaneously with the Windows® PC launch of Call of Duty 2 scheduled for Oct. 25.

"Thanks to the new Call of Duty 2 engine, the title makes extensive use of advanced vertex and pixel shader technology to create stunning special effects such as soft shadows, heat distortion, and soft particles to achieve amazing realism," said Bill Rehbock, director of developer relations at NVIDIA. "Call of Duty 2 performance almost doubles when you combine two NVIDIA GeForce 7 GPUs in SLI™ mode, making it a showcase title for GeForce 7 graphics cards."

A pre-sale program for GeForce 7-based graphics cards bundled with Call of Duty 2 starts immediately. For further information on NVIDIA GPUs bundled with Call of Duty 2, please visit www.nzone.co.uk. For details on Call of Duty 2, visit www.callofduty2.com.

About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

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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