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NVIDIA Sponsors New Generation of Sporting Heroes

The World’s Best Gamers to Compete on the World’s Stable Gaming Platform at the Electronic Sports World Cup

THEALE, BERKSHIRE—FEBRUARY 10th, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it will be the main sponsor of the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC). NVIDIA also participated in the official press conference that took place in Paris last week.

Organised by Ligarena, qualifying rounds for the tournament will take place between now and 14th July, across 50 countries, to determine the best teams. Some of the world’s most popular games, including Counter Strike, Warcraft 3 and Quake 3, will be used to determine the ultimate World Champion. The final, which will bring together the very best 500 players in the world, will be held in July at the Futuroscope in Poitiers, France.

"NVIDIA's market presence and track record for solid graphics products makes them the platform of choice for the gaming community," said Matthieu Dallon, CEO of Ligarena. "For this reason, we are delighted to welcome NVIDIA as the main sponsor of our worldwide tournament."

"Gaming tournaments are rapidly growing in popularity and gathering increasing numbers of enthusiasts from across the world," said Alain Tiquet, marketing director EMEA at NVIDIA. “We're happy we can sponsor the ESWC to further promote our ‘The Way It's Meant to be Played’ programme and give the tournament participants access to stable and compatible gaming platform on the market."

NVIDIA: "The Way It's Meant to Be Played" defines a commitment to a superior gaming experience on the PC/Windows platform through visual quality and extensive compatibility testing. Supported by the world's top publishers and developers, the programme comprises a growing catalogue of PC games that have been developed, and play on NVIDIA hardware. The programme continues to gain momentum with around 200 certified titles expected to be shipping by the end of the year.

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 1,800 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

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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