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NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Selected For New Line of HP Workstations Based on PCI Express


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NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Selected For New Line of HP Workstations Based on PCI Express

The Latest NVIDIA Solutions Provide Bus and Memory Bandwidth Increases for both 2D and 3D Professional Applications

THEALE, BERKSHIRE — JULY 6TH, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the full line of new PCI Express™ NVIDIA Quadro® FX and Quadro NVS professional graphics solutions will be integrated into the new line of Intel® Pentium® 4/Xeon™-based HP XW Workstations. The three NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions introduced today offer increased graphics throughput with PCI Express technology, expanded addressable memory and higher memory bandwidth with DDR3 support. The resulting improvements give customers an immediate boost for overall application performance.

The new NVIDIA offering includes three PCI Express-enabled NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions — the FX 1300 and FX 330 for 3D applications and the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 for 2D applications. Utilising this next-generation bus architecture, NVIDIA doubles the bandwidth of its AGP 8X based products to more than 4GB per second in both upstream and downstream data transfers. Starting in August, HP will also be making the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 high-end graphics model available, giving users the ability to assemble the ultimate, scalable, 64-bit powerhouse in a single workstation.

“NVIDIA is thrilled to have a top to bottom graphics offering on HP’s new line of PCI Express-based workstations,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “With the industry’s transition to PCI Express, the addition of 64-bit extensions to Intel Pentium and Xeon-based workstations and our gold-standard professional graphics and 64-bit drivers, users have access to a true powerhouse platform. When you think of 64-bit high performance computing, you think of HP because they were one of the pioneers. As the industry moves through this important transition, HP continues to show its technology leadership.”

“HP workstations exemplify a careful balance of great hardware, years of industry expertise and cutting-edge technology,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president of worldwide marketing, Workstation Global Business Unit, HP. “With NVIDIA’s new line of professional graphics offerings, HP can deliver the latest scalable, high-performance graphics solutions to professional 2D and 3D customers in our key markets, taking them to a completely new level in power and innovation.”

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

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