Press release:  NVIDIA GeForce2 Go Selected by Dell for Inspiron 8000

Date : 2001-04-17

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16 , 2001--NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA - news) announced today that Dell Computer Corporation has chosen the new GeForce2 Go(TM) for their Inspiron® 8000 notebook PCs. The 3D graphics speed of the GeForce2 Go graphic processing unit (GPU) and high-performance features of the Inspiron 8000 combine to make the latest notebook in the Inspiron line a compelling replacement for a desktop PC. Systems featuring the GeForce2 Go are available now at www.dell.com.

``Dell\'s Inspiron mobile PCs are synonymous with power, portability and style,\'\' stated Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of Marketing for NVIDIA. ``The GeForce2 Go GPU gives Dell\'s mobile customers more graphics power than is currently available on many desktop PCs.\'\'

Regarded as the industry\'s first mobile GPU, the GeForce2 Go sets a new standard for 2D, 3D and multimedia performance for the notebook. GeForce2 Go accelerates everyday business and Internet applications as well as enables graphics and CPU intensive programs, such as digital content creation software and 3D games, to run smoothly and swiftly. The GeForce2Go\'s energy efficient design achieves this level of acceleration while delivering battery life comparable to competing mobile graphics solutions with slower performance.

GeForce2 Go is the world\'s first mobile graphics processor supporting transform and lighting in hardware and delivers breakthrough 3D rendering power. GeForce2 Go is able to process more than 17 million triangles/second and 286 million pixels/second with a memory bandwidth of 2.6GB/second. GeForce2 Go also provides a full feature set previously only available on desktop GPUs including: per-pixel shading, NVIDIA\'s TwinView(TM) multi-display architecture, and Digital Vibrance Control for clean, bright, crisp visuals. GeForce2 Go is available in configurations of up to 32MB of DDR SDRAM memory.

About Dell Inspiron 8000

The Inspiron 8000 delivers cutting-edge performance and a wide variety of configurations that includes 15-inch UXGA displays, multiple optical drives and personalized color choices.


NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA - news), based in Santa Clara, Calif., is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. It\'s 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering 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.

Note to Editors: Registered trademark NVIDIA® Corporation, 2001. Dell and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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