Graphics Cards are targeted for AGP-based systems.

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For systems with accelerated graphics port (AGP), NVIDIA® GeForce 7800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU) supports MS DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model v3.0 and high dynamic-range rendering for lighting effects as well as transparency adaptive antialiasing. It incorporates 3G NVIDIA architecture, optimized for MS Windows Vista(TM), with 3D GUI. Card also integrates NVIDIA PureVideo(TM) technology, which combines HD video processors and software for optimal video content playback.



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NVIDIA® Brings a GeForce ®7 Series GPU to AGP Users



SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 2/ -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the new NVIDIA(R) GeForce 7800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU) for AGP-based systems. Boasting the feature set of the award-winning GeForce 7800 GPUs, the new GeForce 7800 GS GPU features advanced technologies including:

-- Support for Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and high dynamic-range (HDR) rendering for advanced lighting effects, as well as transparency adaptive antialiasing -- to deliver ultra-realistic visual quality in the latest games.

-- The third-generation NVIDIA architecture optimized for Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) -- designed to give users the best possible experience with the 3D graphical user interface in the upcoming operating system (OS)

-- NVIDIA PureVideo(TM) technology -- the combination of high-definition video processors and software delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for the playback of video content.

"Customers with fast AGP systems are an ideal target market for an upgrade to a powerful graphics processor such as the GeForce 7800 GS AGP," said Howard Tong, vice president at Newegg.com. "We are thrilled to have this product, because quite frankly, a GeForce 7800 GPU on an AGP-based add-in card is what a lot of gamers have been asking for."

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS AGP-based graphics cards will be available for purchase at Best Buy stores and on bestbuy.com, as well as at CompUSA stores on Sunday, February 5, 2006 in North America. Worldwide availability from leading e-tailers such as Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com, and ZipZoomFly.com will be on the following day. Some of the world's leading add-in card partners will be offering graphics cards based on NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS AGP GPUs, including AOpen, Asus, BFG Technologies, Club 3D, EVGA Corporation, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, Pine, PNY Technologies, Point of View, Sparkle, and XFX.

"GeForce 7800 GPUs are widely considered the pinnacle of graphics performance for PC gaming enthusiasts, and today's product introduction will allow a lot of extremely powerful AGP systems to benefit from upgrading to the GeForce 7 Series architecture," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "PC gaming enthusiasts with tricked-out AGP systems have a lot invested in their computers so the new GeForce 7800 GS AGP GPU will allow them to extend the life of their systems, and keep their PCs on the bleeding edge."

For further information on the GeForce 7800 GS, please visit www.nvidia.com/ .

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.

NOTE: All 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.

CONTACT: Brian Burke of NVIDIA Corporation, +1-512-401-4385, or bburke@nvidia.com

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