NVIDIA today introduced the NVIDIA nForce(TM)4 media and communication
processors (MCPs), the Company’s new family of high-performance PCI
Express-based MCPs for AMD64 computing environments. NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs provide
the platform technology that is designed to power this year’s fastest gaming,
enthusiast, and digital media PCs and motherboards, driving the PCI Express
revolution with advanced capabilities not found on any other competing
core-logic solution, including:

– Support for NVIDIA SLI(TM) multi-GPU technology
— NVIDIA ActiveArmor(TM), an innovative secure networking engine for protected,
high-speed networking connections
— The first native support for next-generation SATA 3Gb/s hard drive technology
— NVIDIA nTune(TM), the safe and easy way to maximize PC performance

NVIDIA today introduced the NVIDIA nForce(TM)4 media and communication
processors (MCPs), the Company’s new family of high-performance PCI
Express-based MCPs for AMD64 computing environments. NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs provide
the platform technology that is designed to power this year’s fastest gaming,
enthusiast, and digital media PCs and motherboards, driving the PCI Express
revolution with advanced capabilities not found on any other competing
core-logic solution, including:

– Support for NVIDIA SLI(TM) multi-GPU technology
— NVIDIA ActiveArmor(TM), an innovative secure networking engine for
protected, high-speed networking connections
— The first native support for next-generation SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
technology
— NVIDIA nTune(TM), the safe and easy way to maximize PC performance

Designed to take advantage of the processing prowess of the entire line of AMD
Athlon(TM) 64 FX, AMD Athlon 64, and AMD Sempron(TM) processors, including the
new AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor, NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs offer features and
performance spanning every price segment of the market, including NVIDIA nForce4
SLI and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra for enthusiasts and gamers, and NVIDIA nForce4 for
the high-volume mainstream markets.

"NVIDIA is offering gamers an extremely fast, feature-rich PCI Express
platform to pair with our AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processors," said Marty Seyer,
corporate vice president and general manager, AMD’s Microprocessor Business
Unit, CPG. "The innovation and performance from this potent pairing is something
that gamers and enthusiasts will want to satisfy their demand for advanced
features, stability, and unparalleled PC performance."

In addition to supporting NVIDIA SLI technology, which allows users to combine
two graphics cards in a single PC for scalable graphics performance, NVIDIA
nForce4 MCPs also provide a series of "industry firsts" including NVIDIA
ActiveArmor, a secure networking engine built directly into the silicon that
dramatically offloads CPU processing while providing users with NVIDIA Firewall
protection. NVIDIA nForce4 MCPS also provide true wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet
data transfers and native support for next-generation SATA 3Gb/s (SATA II) hard
drives, as well as advanced RAID technologies for increased performance and data
storage and backup.

The NVIDIA nTune performance application, another "industry first" from NVIDIA,
enables enthusiasts and gamers to maximize the performance of their PCs by using
the powerful, built-in tuning engine that customizes various system parameters
to automatically adjust for the ultimate performance. NVIDIA nTune also offers
customizable computing environments, ranging from extreme performance for
3D-intensive applications to quieted operation for DVD playback and other
traditional PC applications.

NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs are also the first core-logic solutions to incorporate
hardware support for the Microsoft® TCP Chimney architecture for the upcoming
Longhorn® operating system, providing hardware acceleration of next-generation
security and networking applications.

"Enthusiasts and gamers have made the NVIDIA nForce brand synonymous with
performance and cutting-edge features," said Drew Henry, general manager of
platform business at NVIDIA. "With NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs, we are confident that we
have designed solutions for those users who are as concerned about raw PC
performance, as they are about securing their PC from online threats and hacker
attacks, and finding easier ways to reliably archive their invaluable collection
of home movies, photos, and personal music libraries."

With today’s introduction, NVIDIA is currently shipping NVIDIA nForce MCPs for
all lines of the AMD processor family, including NVIDIA nForce4 SLI and nForce4
Ultra for 939-pin/PCI Express; NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra, nForce3 250GB and nForce3
250 for 939-pin and 754-pin/AGP; and NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb and nForce2 IGP
for 475-pin/AGP solutions.

Motherboards and full PC systems featuring the power of NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs are
expected to be available within 30 days from major motherboard manufacturers and
system builders, including: ABIT Computer Corp., ABS, Acer, ASUSTeK Computer
Inc., Biostar Microtech Int’l Corp., Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., Cyberpower,
DFI, EPoX International Inc., Gigabyte Technology, Ibuypower, Jetway Information
Co. Ltd., MSI, NEC Computers International, PC Club, Shuttle Computer Group,
Inc., Soltek Computer Inc., Velocity Micro, and ZT Group.