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New NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 GS GPU Available For Holiday Season

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 GS GPU Available For Holiday Season

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU Raises Performance Bar in the Mid-range Segment to Meet the Demands of the Graphics-Intensive Holiday Titles

THEALE, ENGLAND -NOVEMBER 7, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU), the latest addition to the Company's award-winning line-up of GPUs. Just in time to power the holiday's hottest gaming titles, the new GeForce 6800 GS has astonishing horsepower and dramatically shifts performance expectations for graphics cards at mid-range price points.

"If you look at the roster of the games anticipated to be hot for the holiday season-including Age of Empires 3™, Call of Duty™ 2, Quake™ 4, or Serious Sam™ 2-the common thread is that they all support the latest 3D features and require a lot of graphics performance to deliver an enjoyable gaming experience," stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "Graphics cards based on GeForce 6800 GS GPUs deliver the 3D eye-candy with the necessary performance for total gaming immersion, but do so at a new, lower price point."

Based on the award-winning GeForce 6 architecture, the GeForce 6800 GS GPU features advanced gaming technologies-including Shader Model 3.0, high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) multi-GPU technology. The GeForce 6800 GS GPU also has a 256-bit memory interface and a dedicated video processing engine that delivers virtually unmatched high-definition video playback.

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards are available for immediate purchase at approximately £169.99 inc VAT from many of the world's leading add-in card makers, including: Albatron, Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., eVGA.com Corporation, Galaxy, InnoVision, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., PNY Technologies, Inc., Point of View, Prolink, Sparkle Computer Co. Ltd., and XFX. GeForce 6800 GS-based add-in cards are available from major online retailers worldwide and are also powering PCs from the world's leading system builders.

For further information on the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU or for information on where to purchase GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards, please visit http://www.nvidia.co.uk.

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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