NVIDIA Redefines the Notebook PC

New NVIDIA(R) GPUs Usher in Ultimate Vista Notebooks With Must-Have 3D and

Video Capabilities for Everyday Computing

May 09, 2007, 01:00 ET from NVIDIA Corporation

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   NVDA) today announced a new family of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series of
 graphics processors targeted at the newly evolved notebook PC market. These
 new GPUs (graphics processing units) help power a whole new generation of
 notebook PCs that deliver the ultimate visual experience for Windows Vista,
 DirectX 10 games, HD movies, and popular applications like Adobe Acrobat
 and Microsoft Live Maps -- changing the way users see and interact with
 their computers through enhanced visual quality, responsiveness and
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     The new GeForce 8M Series notebook GPUs -- the world's first to support
 DirectX 10 and fully accelerate decoding of H.264 full HD movies -- are
 available now from the top PC makers such as HP, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung,
 and ASUS.
     Initially available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M versions,
 the new GPUs make ultra-realistic DirectX10 3D games and vivid HD video
 playback on notebook PCs a reality with new features including:
     * New, extremely efficient, unified architecture that delivers up to 2x
       the performance of previous generation GPUs for Windows Vista, DirectX
       10 games and mainstream applications
     * Revolutionary PureVideo(TM) HD video processing engine for the ultimate
       playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray and HD movie downloads
     * NVIDIA PowerMizer(TM) technology that intelligently balances the user's
       need for longer battery life and performance
     "The new GeForce 8M Series GPUs are ushering in the new generation of
 Vista notebook PCs," said Rene Haas, General Manager of the notebook GPU
 business at NVIDIA. "The new notebooks with support for Windows Vista's
 Premium, DirectX 10 and HD video playback, will help consumers enjoy the
 new era of visually rich content as it was meant to be experienced."
     "Our new generation of HP notebooks with GeForce 8M Series enables a
 rich and enjoyable computing experience that is a multimedia enthusiast's
 dream," said Jonathan Kaye, director of marketing for consumer notebook PCs
 at HP. "With NVIDIA's new technology integrated into HP notebook PCs,
 customers will see and interact with their notebooks with enhanced visual
 quality and responsiveness that's essential for enjoying high-definition
 content and games."
     "Last year Toshiba and NVIDIA collaborated to bring an unmatched HD DVD
 experience to notebook computers," said Jeff Barney, vice president of
 marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems,
 Inc. "Now with the new NVIDIA GeForce 8600M series GPU, the Qosmio G45,
 Toshiba's premier audio-video notebook computer, will help usher users
 toward a new generation of HD entertainment possibilities."
     Playing HD video on a notebook is a technical challenge solved by
 NVIDIA's PureVideo HD technology. This technology leverages the
 revolutionary new video processing engine in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce
 8400M GPUs for home-theater-quality playback of multiple HD movie formats,
 including HD DVD, Blu-ray, and HD video downloads. The new video-processing
 engine performs 100% of the H.264 HD video decoding, freeing the CPU for
 other tasks and significantly reducing power consumption, heat and noise.
     Game developers are using NVIDIA GPUs and the new Microsoft DirectX 10
 technology to create this next year's most anticipated releases such as
 Crysis from Crytek. The new GPUs are the first to support DirectX 10 and
 promise to deliver astounding realism for an absolutely engaging visual
 experience with unprecedented levels of detail for gaming.
     The new NVIDIA 8M Series GPUs are available in the GeForce 8600M and
 GeForce 8400M models. To learn more about the GeForce 8M Series GPUs and to
 find a list of the new generation notebooks using these GPUs, please visit
 www.nvidia.com and listen to the podcast located at
 http://download.nvidia.com/podcasts/pr/050907_geforce_8m.mp3 .
     About NVIDIA
     NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics
 processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing
 products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is
 headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe,
 and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com .
     Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
 statements as to: the benefits, capabilities, performance and features of
 NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series GPUs, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology and NVIDIA
 PowerMizer technology; availability of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series GPUs; game
 developers and game releases; and Microsoft Windows Vista 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, delays in ramping
 new products into production; developments of new products and technologies
 by competitors; our reliance on third party manufacturers; changes in
 customer preferences; software defects; manufacturing defects; delays in
 manufacturing or delivery of products; the cost of new products and
 technologies; loss of performance when system builders integrate NVIDIA
 products and technologies; the impact of competitive products and pricing
 alternatives; changes in industry standards and interfaces; and other risks
 detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
 January 28, 2007. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of
 future performance and speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims
 any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
     NOTE: NVIDIA, GeForce, PureVideo and PowerMizer are trademarks and/or
 registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the Unites States and other
 countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names,
 trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which
 they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications
 are subject to change without notice.