NVIDIA today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA
nForce(TM)2 Ultra 400Gb MCP for AMD Athlon(TM) XP processor-based motherboards
and PC systems. Featuring the world’s first native Gigabit Ethernet interface, a
hardware-optimized Firewall security solution, and native RAID storage support,
the introduction of the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP reinforces NVIDIA’s
standing with PC enthusiasts, gamers, and technology aficionados, all of whom
turn to NVIDIA MCPs to satisfy their overclocking, gaming, and technology
requirements for building the most feature-rich, performance-enhanced, and
cost-effective PC platforms possible.

Both the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb and NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb feature NVIDIA’s
native Gigabit Ethernet networking, which provides over 200% more networking
bandwidth compared to older PCI-based Gigabit Ethernet solutions, while lowering
overall CPU overhead. In addition, both MCPs incorporate NVIDIA Firewall, the
industry’s first and only hardware-optimized Firewall solution, which is already
being called a "must have for your future computing."(2) NVIDIA Firewall,
professionally certified by ICSA Labs, provides personal PC protection against
network level hacking attacks and other common security risks while delivering
the fastest networking performance possible, and is an integral component of the
NVIDIA nForce Forceware(TM) driver and software package.

NVIDIA today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA
nForce(TM)2 Ultra 400Gb MCP for AMD Athlon(TM) XP processor-based motherboards
and PC systems. Featuring the world’s first native Gigabit Ethernet interface, a
hardware-optimized Firewall security solution, and native RAID storage support,
the introduction of the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP reinforces NVIDIA’s
standing with PC enthusiasts, gamers, and technology aficionados, all of whom
turn to NVIDIA MCPs to satisfy their overclocking, gaming, and technology
requirements for building the most feature-rich, performance-enhanced, and
cost-effective PC platforms possible.

"Our MCP business continues to grow strongly as we deliver one of the
fastest, most feature-rich, and secure PC platform solutions possible," said
Drew Henry, general manager of platform products at NVIDIA. "The new NVIDIA
nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP extends our networking, security and storage
technologies across multiple PC markets, and demonstrates our commitment to
provide our customers with PC platform solutions that offer unparalleled system
performance, easy-to-use overclockability, and impressive new features,
including the industry’s only native Gigabit Ethernet and hardware-optimized
Firewall security solutions."

Both the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb and NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb feature NVIDIA’s
native Gigabit Ethernet networking, which provides over 200%(1) more networking
bandwidth compared to older PCI-based Gigabit Ethernet solutions, while lowering
overall CPU overhead. In addition, both MCPs incorporate NVIDIA Firewall, the
industry’s first and only hardware-optimized Firewall solution, which is already
being called a "must have for your future computing."(2) NVIDIA Firewall,
professionally certified by ICSA Labs, provides personal PC protection against
network level hacking attacks and other common security risks while delivering
the fastest networking performance possible, and is an integral component of the
NVIDIA nForce Forceware(TM) driver and software package.

Today’s announcement solidifies NVIDIA’s technology leadership in core-logic
design, and provides enthusiasts, end-users, and corporate customers exciting
new features, performance, and stability for both 64-bit and 32-bit computing
environments, harnessing the power of AMD’s award-winning processors — the AMD
Athlon 64 and AMD Athlon XP processors. The nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP joins the
current nForce2 MCP family, whose nForce2 Ultra 400 MCP-T’s compelling features,
including the integrated NVIDIA SoundStorm audio processing unit, real-time
Dolby® Digital encoding, and Firewire® capabilities continues to capture the
attention of gamers and digital media fans worldwide.

NVIDIA has a full family of NVIDIA nForce MCPs for both 64-bit and 32-bit
desktop PC markets, including NVIDIA nForce3 Professional for the 1P and 2P
workstation and professional segments; NVIDIA nForce3 Go for the mobile notebook
market; and NVIDIA nForce2 for the mainstream computing markets. The nForce3 PC
systems and motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce MCPs are currently available
from leading manufacturers, including: ABIT Computer Corp., AOpen, ASUSTeK
Computer Inc., Biostar Microtech Int’l Corp., Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., DFI,
EPoX International Inc., Giga-Byte Technology, Jetway Information Co. Ltd.,
Leadtek, MSI, Shuttle Computer Group, Inc., Soltek Computer Inc., and XFX.