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New NVIDIA Quadro FX Notebook Family Extends Professional Mobile Graphics From Ultra High Performance to Ultra Mobility

Top Manufacturers Highlight Advanced Visual Computing and Portability in New Notebook Workstations for Professional Applications

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIGGRAPH 2008 -- Demand for better graphics performance and programmability within the professional notebook market continues to increase as animators, designers and engineers work with larger 3D models, datasets and images. NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual computing technologies, continues to address the demand with the introduction of a new series of NVIDIA Quadro(R) FX mobile GPUs, featuring an NVIDIA(R) CUDA(TM) Parallel Computing Processor. Leading workstation manufacturers such as Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP and Lenovo are now offering the new series of Quadro FX mobile GPUs across a wide range of professional notebook workstations.

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Highlighting the flagship product of the series is the Quadro(R) FX 3700M, with 128 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, which offers an unprecedented 1 GB of dedicated graphics memory for graphics-performance hungry industries such as oil and gas exploration, mechanical design and digital content creation. Now, the power of a desktop workstation is available in a compact, notebook configuration.

"Design professionals who rely on the performance and features of a desktop workstation can now get this same level of performance in a notebook," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "With the new Quadro FX 3700M visual computing solution, the notebook becomes a powerful workstation, allowing professionals to work anywhere, at any time, without sacrificing graphics quality or performance."

Engineered to deliver high-performance visualization of large datasets with extremely high image quality in an ISV-certified notebook platform, these notebooks also feature:

    --  Up to 1 GB GDDR3 memory
    --  Up to 256-bit memory interface
    --  Up to 51.2 GBps graphic memory bandwidth
    --  OpenGL 2.1, Shader Model 4.0, and DirectX 10
    --  PowerMizer(R) 8.0 adaptive power management tools

Additionally, the Quadro FX 2700M GPU, with 48 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores and 512 MB of GDDR3 memory, is an ideal graphics solution for 17-inch notebook platforms targeting high-end design and content-creation applications. The Quadro FX 1700M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, the Quadro FX 770M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, and the Quadro FX 370M GPU with 8 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, are designed for 15.4-inch and 14.1-inch notebooks, which help round out the new Intel Centrino II-based platforms.

About the NVIDIA CUDA Parallel Computing Processor

CUDA is parallel computing processor architecture, exposed through a C-language environment and tool suite, in combination with high performance visualization. It unleashes new capabilities to solve highly complex challenges such as real-time ray tracing, video encoding, and interactive volume rendering.

Leading Notebook Workstation Manufacturers Deliver Quadro Mobile

"Dell continues its market leadership by featuring NVIDIA's cutting-edge Quadro FX mobile graphics solutions in its next-generation ISV certified mobile workstations," stated Antonio Julio, director, Dell Product Group. "NVIDIA is a key partner for Dell and has helped us answer customer demand with our new Dell Precision M4400, M2400 and the 17" concept that redefine performance and flexibility."

"Our new CELSIUS H Series mobile workstations are the culmination of an extensive collaboration between our research and development, design and quality assurance teams," said Wilhelm Geyer, director workstations at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "With the NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M we continue our successful cooperation with the market leader in graphics accelerator technology, and are able to raise mobile graphics performance to the next level for the most demanding applications like computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering."

"The HP EliteBook 8730w mobile workstation, with the new NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M GPU, is our most powerful mobile workstation to date," said Carol Hess-Nickels, director of business notebook marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP. "HP is delivering on creative professionals' most exacting computing needs by enabling power users to take their highly tuned graphics workstations with them wherever they go."

"Professionals today don't want to compromise on performance, graphics capabilities and mobility," said Tom Ribble, director, worldwide ThinkPad product marketing, Lenovo. "By integrating the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M graphics solution, the new Lenovo ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation delivers the ultimate graphics experience along with unparalleled performance and innovation."

The complete line of NVIDIA Quadro FX notebook solutions is available worldwide through leading notebook manufacturers and workstation system integrators. For more information about the entire series of NVIDIA professional Quadro solutions, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/quadro.

For more information on notebook workstations with the new series of Quadro FX Mobile GPUs, visit Dell at http://www.dell.com/nocompromise and http://www.dell.com/workstations; Fujitsu Siemens Computers at http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com; HP at http://www.hp.com; and Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com.

NVIDIA Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation (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(R) products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro 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. NVIDIA's inaugural NVISION 08 conference will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com and http://www.nvision2008.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, performance and capabilities of the new NVIDIA Quadro FX Mobile GPUs and notebook workstations utilizing the new GPUs; markets and uses for the new Quadro FX Mobile GPUs; manufacturers offering the Quadro FX Mobile GPUs; and availability of NVIDIA Quadro FX notebook solutions 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: delays in ramping new products into production; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test our products; design, manufacturing or software defects; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into notebook solutions; development of faster or more efficient GPUs; the impact of technological development and competition; adoption of the CPU instead of the GPU for non-graphical computational tasks 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 April 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.

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