NVIDIA announced the industry’s first hybrid technology for PC platforms—Hybrid SLI™—that addresses two critical issues: increasing graphics performance and reducing power consumption. NVIDIA Hybrid SLI technology will be incorporated into a wide variety of graphics and motherboard desktop and notebook products that the Company is rolling out for both AMD and Intel desktop and notebook computing platforms throughout 2008.

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies,
today announced the industry’s first hybrid technology for PC platforms—Hybrid
SLI™—that addresses two critical issues: increasing graphics performance and
reducing power consumption. NVIDIA Hybrid SLI technology will be incorporated
into a wide variety of graphics and motherboard desktop and notebook products
that the Company is rolling out for both AMD and Intel desktop and notebook
computing platforms throughout 2008.

“From the introduction of programmable GPUs to the rapid adoption of our multi-GPU
SLI technology, NVIDIA has repeatedly pioneered and innovated to solve difficult
problems for the industry. We believe Hybrid SLI technology is one of the most
important innovations we’ve come up with to date,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of
NVIDIA. “Hybrid SLI delivers new multi-GPU technology to a large segment of the
PC market, delivering consumers a level of PC graphics performance and power
efficiency never before seen.”

First disclosed in June 2007, NVIDIA Hybrid SLI technology is based on the
Company’s market-leading GeForce® graphics processor units (GPUs) and SLI multi-GPU
technology. Hybrid SLI enables NVIDIA motherboard GPUs (mGPUs) to work
cooperatively with discrete NVIDIA GPUs (dGPUs) when paired in the same PC
platform. Hybrid SLI provides two new technologies— GeForce Boost and
HybridPower™—that allow the PC to deliver graphics performance for today’s
applications and games when 3D graphics horsepower is required, or transition to
a lower-powered operating state when not.

For lower energy consumption and quieter PC operation, HybridPower allows the PC
to switch processing from a single GPU or multiple GPUs in SLI configuration to
the onboard motherboard GPU. HybridPower is most useful in situations where
graphics horsepower is not required, such as high definition movie playback on a
notebook platform or simple e-mail or Internet browsing on a desktop. It is also
beneficial for those users who want a quiet operating state with reduced
thermals and noise. For notebooks, HybridPower can also dramatically extend
battery life by up to 3 hours. When a game or application is started that
requires the additional 3D horsepower, the PC can automatically transition back
to the discrete graphics cards and power up the 3D capabilities all transparent
to the end user.i

For applications where 3D performance is required, GeForce Boost turbo-charges
3D operation by combining the processing power of the traditional NVIDIA
GeForce-based graphics card with that of the second GPU integrated into the
motherboard core logic. In media-rich applications, both GPUs work in tandem to
render the combined images with the end user benefiting from the increase in
performance and frame rate. For typical games and 3D applications, GeForce Boost
can kick in automatically, resulting in a greatly enhanced consumer experience.

NVIDIA is the recognized market leader for GPU desktop and notebook solutions
for both Intel and AMD platforms and has a full lineup of Hybrid SLI-capable
graphics and motherboard products planned for 2008. New Hybrid SLI-capable
products include the upcoming NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI, nForce 750a SLI, and
nForce 730a media and communication processors (MCPs) for AMD CPUs, which will
be released next month, as well as the new GeForce 8200—the industry’s first
micro-ATX motherboard solution with an onboard Microsoft® DirectX® 10-compliant
motherboard GPU. NVIDIA Hybrid SLI notebooks as well as desktop products
designed for Intel CPUs will be available next quarter.

For more information on Hybrid SLI technologies, including GeForce Boost and
HybridPower, please visit

http://www.nvidia.com/object/hybrid_sli.html