NVIDIA today announced the immediate availability of the Company’s new NVIDIA
nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs for Intel platforms. This new line of core-logic
solutions incorporates a host of new, innovative, NVIDIA features never before
available on the Intel platform, including NVIDIA® SLI technology,
hardware-based firewall security, advanced storage solutions, and native Gigabit
Ethernet networking. Based on Intel
Pentium 4 processors for Socket 775, including the upcoming dual-core Intel
Pentium processor Extreme Edition and Pentium D processors, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
Intel Edition MCPs are the first to support NVIDIA SLI technology

NVIDIA has supplied production silicon to the world’s leading PC OEMs, system
builders and motherboard manufacturers, all of whom are readying products for
channel and retail availability, including Abit, ABS, Acer, Alienware, Amax,
ASUSTeK, Atelco, Axcelerate Computers, Biostar, Bow.it, Chaintech, Colfax
International, CyberPower, DFI, ECS, EID, Epox, Falcon Northwest, Foxconn,
Gigabyte, Hypersonic PC, Ibuypower, IHDE, ISM Captain Flint, McKinnon Micro,
Microstandard, Milwaukee PC, Monarch Computer, MPC, MSI, Network Technical,
Olidata, PC Club, Polywell, Scan, Seanix, Systemax, Topnotch, Tuxon, Velocity
Micro, Vicious PC, Vobis, Voodoo PC, and more.

NVIDIA Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media
processors, today announced the immediate availability of the Company’s new
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition media and communications processors (MCPs) for
Intel platforms. This new line of core-logic solutions incorporates a host of
new, innovative, NVIDIA features never before available on the Intel platform,
including NVIDIA® SLI technology, hardware-based firewall security, advanced
storage solutions, and native Gigabit Ethernet networking.

"Over the last three years, NVIDIA has been recognized for its technology
innovation and leadership in developing award-winning MCP solutions for today’s
digital consumer," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP products at NVIDIA.
"Core-logic is at the heart of today’s digital media PCs, enabling the download,
protection, storage, and playback of digital media content, functions that form
the foundation of our NVIDIA nForce family of MCPs."

Designed for desktop PCs and motherboards based on Intel Pentium 4 processors
for Socket 775, including the upcoming dual-core Intel Pentium processor Extreme
Edition and Pentium D processors, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs are the
first to support NVIDIA SLI technology — the ability to combine the rendering
power of two graphics cards in a single system, resulting in increased
performance and unparalleled game play.

In addition to NVIDIA SLI technology, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs also
incorporate features aimed at raising the bar on performance and innovation,
including:

– NVIDIA DualDDR2 architecture, a high-bandwidth, 128-bit memory interface,
providing up to 10.6GB/sec of memory bandwidth and support
for DDR2-667MHz memory DIMMs.
– High-performance design with support for 1066MHz frontside bus (FSB), and
multiple PCI Express configurations.
– NVIDIA QuickSync(TM) technology and DASP 3.0 technology to reduce system
latency and maximize system performance.
– NVIDIA ActiveArmor(TM) technology, a hardware accelerated security firewall
solution built directly into the silicon, designed to protect the PC from
malicious spyware and hacker attacks. NVIDIA ActiveArmor technology also
includes NVIDIA Firewall, an intuitive software interface with advanced security
capabilities including remote manageability and automatic sensing when an
application attempts to connect to the Internet.
– NVIDIA MediaShield(TM) technology, a robust storage solution that allows end
users to confidently manage, store and backup their valuable
data, including home movies, digital pictures and more. NVIDIA MediaShield
technology incorporates:

* Bootable RAID 5, an optimal storage configuration for fast data access,
additional storage capacity, and data protection.
* Support for up to four SATA and four PATA hard drives simultaneously,
including those based on the newest SATA 3Gb/s hard drive technology.
* MediaShield Disk Alert System, a graphical, real-time feature that alerts
end-users to hard drive failures or degraded performance environments.
– NVIDIA nTune(TM) technology, a Windows®-based interface that can
automatically optimize PC configurations based on the applications
being run and allows extreme overclocking of all key system components,
including CPU, FSB, memory, PCI Express, and graphics.

NVIDIA has supplied production silicon to the world’s leading PC OEMs, system
builders and motherboard manufacturers, all of whom are readying products for
channel and retail availability, including Abit, ABS, Acer, Alienware, Amax,
ASUSTeK, Atelco, Axcelerate Computers, Biostar, Bow.it, Chaintech, Colfax
International, CyberPower, DFI, ECS, EID, Epox, Falcon Northwest, Foxconn,
Gigabyte, Hypersonic PC, Ibuypower, IHDE, ISM Captain Flint, McKinnon Micro,
Microstandard, Milwaukee PC, Monarch Computer, MPC, MSI, Network Technical,
Olidata, PC Club, Polywell, Scan, Seanix, Systemax, Topnotch, Tuxon, Velocity
Micro, Vicious PC, Vobis, Voodoo PC, and more.

"NVIDIA SLI technology is a must-have feature that our customers are demanding,"
said Antonello Fornara, EMEA Consumer Desktop Director at Acer. "We are excited
about bringing the power of this platform to our Intel customers."