Graphics Processors are designed for notebook PCs.

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Offered as GeForce 8600M and 8400M, GeForce 8 Series graphics processing units are Windows Vista compatible, feature unified architecture, and support DirectX 10. Integral video processing engine, PureVideo(TM) HD, enables playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and HD movie downloads. It performs 100% of H.264 HD video decoding, freeing CPU for other tasks while minimizing power consumption, heat, and noise. Processors also employ PowerMizer(TM) technology for operational efficiency.



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NVIDIA Redefines the Notebook PC



SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9 - 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 ease-of-use.

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:

o 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
o Revolutionary PureVideo(TM) HD video processing engine for the ultimate playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray and HD movie downloads
o 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 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 .

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.

CONTACT: Rick Allen of NVIDIA Corporation, +1-408-566-6431, riallen@nvidia.com

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