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NVIDIA Enters Mainstream Commercial PC Market With Industry's Leading Supplier; NVIDIA TNT2 Model 64 Available On the Dell OptiPlex GX200 Business Desktop.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2000

NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) today announced that the Dell(R) Computer Corporation has selected the NVIDIA TNT2(TM) Model 64 as the graphics solution for the OptiPlex(TM) GX200 PC. Based on the RIVA TNT2(TM), the PC industry's most successful 4th generation 3D architecture, the TNT2 Model 64 will be integrated into the OptiPlex GX200 motherboard. The TNT2 Model 64 delivers a superior combination of graphics performance, quality, compatibility and features for the commercial desktop user.

NVIDIA's top-to-bottom family of 3D processors is now available across Dell's family of commercial, consumer and professional desktop products that include the OptiPlex and Dimension(TM) PCs as well as the Precision(R) WorkStation platforms.

"Dell's decision to integrate our technology into the OptiPlex GX200 represents one of NVIDIA's most important milestones," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "Our growth to date has been fueled primarily by the consumer PC market and this design win, with the number one provider of PC's in the United States(1), will take NVIDIA to the next level."

NVIDIA Products

The first 3D graphics semiconductor company to deliver a complete top-to-bottom family of 3D solutions, NVIDIA gives developers the advantage of a unified driver and one architecture across all implementations. NVIDIA's single-chip processors enable high-frame-rate 3D graphics, benchmark-winning 2D graphics, and high-definition digital video processing for unequaled visual realism and real-time interactivity. Optimized for both Microsoft(R) Direct3D(R) and OpenGL(R) APIs, the NVIDIA products currently include:

-- NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS(TM) and GeForce 256(TM) graphics processing
 units (GPUs) for the PC enthusiast market. NVIDIA's most recent
 GPU, the GeForce2 GTS, delivers an order-of-magnitude increase in
 geometry processing power and radical new per-pixel shading
 features unmatched by any other graphics processor.

-- NVIDIA Quadro(TM) for professional workstations, digital content
 creation, and MCAD markets. The Quadro GPU integrates the
 revolutionary QuadEngine(TM) architecture for optimized transform
 and lighting functions.

-- NVIDIA TNT2(TM) Pro for the performance PC market. The TNT2 and
 TNT2 Pro feature NVIDIA's award-winning, fourth-generation,
 128-bit 3D architecture that has garnered more than 400 industry

-- NVIDIA Vanta(TM), Vanta LT, and TNT2 M64 for the mainstream and
 value PC markets. Also based on the original award-winning NVIDIA
 TNT2 architecture, these processors offer low-cost, highly
 integrated choices for entry-level add-in card and motherboard

-- NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2(TM) for the sub-$1000 PC market. The first
 truly integrated, graphics chipset, Aladdin TNT2 redefines the
 possibilities for the lowest-cost platforms.


The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology for mainstream platforms, awarding the company the most awards in the history of the PC industry. The unmatched breadth of the NVIDIA product family enables gripping multimedia experiences for the entire desktop computer market from workstations to internet-enabled appliances. In use by large corporations, small -- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers, NVIDIA products are the solutions of choice for the top PC OEMs, add-in card designers, and system builders worldwide. NVIDIA graphics processors deliver superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at

NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) is the recognized global leader in advanced graphics processing technology for mainstream platforms. The unmatched breadth of NVIDIA's product line enriches 3D, 2D and high-definition digital video and television for every audience and price point of the desktop computer market -- from workstations to internet-enabled appliances. PC OEMs, add-in card manufacturers, system builders and consumer electronics companies worldwide choose NVIDIA's processors as the core component of their graphics processing solutions. These end products are used by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers. NVIDIA's award-winning graphics processors deliver superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education.

Certain statements in this press release, including the 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 "Factors Affecting Operating Results," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Notes to Editors: GeForce 256 and GeForce2 GTS should be written with an uppercase G and F, all other letters lowercase, and a space between GeForce and 256 as well as a space between GeForce2 and GTS. GTS is ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for Vanta and Quadro is title case.

The recommended format for NVIDIA, RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX, TNT and TNT2 is ALL CAPITALS. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, TNT, TNT2, Vanta, Quadro, GeForce 256 and GeForce2 GTS are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Note(1): Based on Q1, 2000, International Data Corporation.
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