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NVIDIA Enhances Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Full Suite of Video Products


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NVIDIA Enhances Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Full Suite of Video Products

THEALE, ENGLAND - October 14, 2005 NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that it is delivering a full suite of video and multimedia products specifically for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2.

"Advanced video processing technologies such as PureVideo enhance the Media Center experience and give consumers a complete home theatre experience on a PC," said Joe Belfiore, general manager of the Windows eHome Division at Microsoft Corp. "We applaud NVIDIA for their efforts and look forward to seeing more industry-leading video and multimedia technology from them in the future."

NVIDIA is delivering solutions that maximise the Media Center experience including:

  • The NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6-series of GPUs featuring PureVideo™ technology, including the fanless GeForce 6600 HD design, enabling "silent" PCs
  • The NVIDIA GeForce 7-series of GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs, also featuring PureVideo technology and including the award-winning GeForce 7800 GTX GPU, the first GPU to deliver advanced video post processing of high-definition content
  • A complete family of new NVIDIA nForce 400 series motherboard solutions featuring a GeForce 6 GPU and PureVideo high-definition processing technology built directly into the core-logic
  • A comprehensive family of NVIDIA Dual-Tuner Cards, enabling a higher standard in TV tuning and personal video recording on a Media Center PC
  • NVIDIA PureVideo™ Decoder, featuring 2:2 and 3:2 pull-down technology for PAL and NTSC formats, and the best DVD movie viewing quality available on a PC

The combined power of the Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system and NVIDIA PureVideo technology provides a feature-rich, high-performance and rock-solid multimedia platform to take consumers directly into the digital media future.

Partners that will be featuring NVIDIA technology in their next-generation Media Center PCs, include: ABS, iBuypower, Dell Computer, FIC, Hewlett Packard, HyperSonic, Shuttle Computer, Niveus Media, Ricavision, Voodoo PC, and more. For a complete list of partners and more information on where to buy, please visit the company's website at //

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

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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