NVIDIA Demonstrates Microsoft Windows Vista-Ready Products at WinHEC 2006


NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs and NVIDIA nForce® MCPs Among a Full Range of Products Essential for Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2

WINHEC, SEATTLE, May 24 / NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced it is demonstrating a variety of technologies and products at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) for Microsoft Corp's next-generation operating system, Windows Vista, being held this week in Seattle, WA.

"Microsoft is excited about the strides that NVIDIA has made to get ready for the first public display of Microsoft Windows Vista," stated Matt Ployhar, technology evangelist, Graphics Platform Unit at Microsoft. "By working closely together, we feel confident that the entire suite of NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA nForce products, along with NVIDIA high-performance software, will continue to provide users of Windows Vista with the stability and compatibility they've come to expect."

In conjunction with the pending release of Windows Vista Beta 2, NVIDIA has posted a new version of the NVIDIA ForceWare® graphics driver, offering a host of performance improvements and features that include an all new control panel, top-to-bottom support for all NVIDIA DirectX® 9 GPUs, and OpenGL® support. More information on Windows Vista and the Beta 2 release can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/Windowsvista/.

"Microsoft Windows Vista is the first Windows operating system that fully exploits the power of a graphics processing unit," stated Ned Finkle, vice president of strategic marketing at NVIDIA. "Windows Vista validates the major investment we have made in our Vista product development, and we believe this will truly be a landmark event, not only for PCs, but for GPUs as well."

NVIDIA, a WinHEC 2006 Bronze Sponsor, will feature the following demonstrations:

o NVIDIA GeForce consumer graphics processing units (GPUs), designed to
deliver unmatched image and video clarity when using Windows Vista-based
PCs for entertainment such as watching TV, viewing photos, or playing
the latest video games
o NVIDIA nForce media and communication processors (MCPs), motherboard
solutions that offer increased performance, advanced security, and
storage capabilities required in Windows Vista-based PCs
o NVIDIA Business Platform PCs, a comprehensive PC solution -- targeted at
IT professionals and small-to-medium-sized businesses -- that has passed
a rigorous certification and testing program with component
manufacturers and system builders to help lower the total cost of
ownership
o NVIDIA PureVideo(TM) technology that combines a dedicated video
processor and software to deliver ultra-smooth, high-definition video
playback with minimal power consumption and full support for next
generation HDDVD and Blu-Ray DVDs.

NVIDIA Corporation

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.

Source: NVIDIA Corporation

CONTACT: Derek Perez of NVIDIA Corporation, +1-408-486-2512, or dperez@nvidia.com

Web site: www.nvidia.com/

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