NVIDIA GeForce Power Pack Crosses Million Download Milestone in Less Than Two Weeks

NVIDIA GeForce GPUs Deliver 'Graphics Plus' Revolutionary New Features That Are Gaining Momentum with Consumers and Developers Alike

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Graphics is more than just fast frame rates. And with the adoption of NVIDIA CUDA(TM) technology, developers can use the power of NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GPUs in ways never before possible. Only NVIDIA GeForce GPUs offer the ability to deliver fast frame rates and more realistic, immersive experiences, which would explain why more than a million downloads of the first ever GeForce Power Pack occurred in less than two weeks.

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"Gaming experiences are much more important to me than numbers in a benchmark. It's not surprising that features like PhysX, Stereo 3D and multi-GPU are so important to me," wrote user named Sir Pauly on Rage3D.com, a popular online discussion area for PC users. "I don't just want to play a game. I want to experience the game and to be immersed."

GeForce Power Packs are freely available content that allow consumers to experience first-hand new NVIDIA technologies that are fundamentally changing the way applications are designed, played, and experienced. For total immersion, the gaming environment has to "feel" as real as possible, and characters must be able to move and interact with the objects in the environment that have a compelling, dramatic impact on game play. PhysX technology provides developers the ability to include effects such as trees that bend in the wind and water that ebbs and flows naturally, and additional objects in the environment that dramatically impact the gaming experience.

"We were ecstatic to have a sneak peek of our Nurien social networking service to be included in the first GeForce Power Pack. The exposure to our customers has been phenomenal," said Taehoon Kim, co-founder and President at Nurien "Frankly, the advances that CUDA and PhysX technologies bring to developers such as ourselves, is immeasurable in the ways it really allows us to express our creativity and deliver a really unique and immersive experience to our customers."

The immersion aspect that GeForce GPUs deliver is showing gamers just how uniquely different their game playing experiences can be.

"Just was playing Warmonger and actually enjoying it!" added Sir Pauly in his Rage3D posting. "I'm checking out my weapon loads and changing weapons under the illusion I was behind cover and, suddenly, a massive explosion, and my cover became rubble with pieces all over the place.........LOL! Sitting duck and ran like hell! That was neat!"

"All I can say is I tried it [PhysX] and I like it!" said user Bamavoo on anandtech.com.

"Tornado was a blast! I saw a bot blast a large piece of rubble with a rocket to topple it and flatten another one. My rockets get blown off-course trying to kill a bot. The tornado sucked me out of a broken window and killed me. A good time was had by all!" reported user caveman-jim on Rage3D.com.

Any owner of a GeForce 8-Series or higher GPU can download the first GeForce Power Pack from http://www.nvidia.com/theforcewithin. The second GeForce Power Pack consisting of additional game levels, videos, and demos from a variety of games and applications is expected to be released in October 2008.


NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro(R) products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla(TM) products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, NVIDIA PhysX technology, and CUDA; and the impact of physics on video games are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development of faster or more efficient GPUs by our competitors; development of more effective or efficient technology to drive physics acceleration in games; the impact of technological development and competition; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in developers programming preferences; changes in gamers' preferences and demands; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 27, 2008. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

Copyright (C) 2008 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, PhysX, GeForce, Quadro, Tesla, and CUDA, are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United 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.

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