NVIDIA today announced that its worldwide NVIDIA® SLI(TM) Certification and
Logo Program is fully operational, with add-in cards, motherboards, and full PC
systems already undergoing validation testing. NVIDIA is also working closely
with its worldwide partners in the sales, marketing, and promotion of SLI
technology to help consumers make an educated choice when purchasing SLI-Ready
components or fully-equipped SLI PCs at retail or from qualified system
builders.

The NVIDIA SLI certification process includes complex testing and analysis to
ensure electrical, mechanical, and thermal compatibility. For PC system
integrators, NVIDIA will check thermal measurements and ensure additional shock,
power, and vibration tests are conducted on multiple components, including hard
drives, fans, and power supplies. For application developers who wish to tune
their applications to run best under SLI configurations, NVIDIA is providing
performance tools and a complete SLI development system that allow their content
to take advantage of additional detail levels and resolutions not previously
available to single GPU systems.

Under this new program, products may earn one of two NVIDIA SLI certification
logos. The "NVIDIA SLI Ready" logo is for use with components such as SLI-based
graphics cards, and SLI-capable motherboards, including those based on NVIDIA
nForce(TM)4 SLI technology. The "NVIDIA SLI" logo is for use with systems that
have SLI-based graphics cards pre-installed with an NVIDIA SLI-Ready motherboard
and all the appropriate drivers. Complete systems, add-in cards, motherboards,
and other SLI components will be available for sale starting later this month.

NVIDIA Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media
processors, today announced that its worldwide NVIDIA® SLI(TM) Certification and
Logo Program is fully operational, with add-in cards, motherboards, and full PC
systems already undergoing validation testing. NVIDIA is also working closely
with its worldwide partners in the sales, marketing, and promotion of SLI
technology to help consumers make an educated choice when purchasing SLI-Ready
components or fully-equipped SLI PCs at retail or from qualified system
builders.

NVIDIA SLI is the only graphics technology solution shipping today that
allows users to combine the horsepower of two NVIDIA GeForce(TM)6 Series-based
graphics cards (currently GeForce 6600 GT or higher) in a single PC resulting in
a stunning increase in graphics performance. SLI is a complete patent-pending
solution, featuring an intelligent communication protocol embedded in the GPU, a
high-speed digital interface to facilitate data flow between the two graphics
cards, and a complete software suite providing dynamic load balancing, advanced
rendering, and compositing to ensure smooth frame rates, unparalleled game play,
and faster performance.

The NVIDIA SLI certification process includes complex testing and analysis to
ensure electrical, mechanical, and thermal compatibility. For PC system
integrators, NVIDIA will check thermal measurements and ensure additional shock,
power, and vibration tests are conducted on multiple components, including hard
drives, fans, and power supplies. For application developers who wish to tune
their applications to run best under SLI configurations, NVIDIA is providing
performance tools and a complete SLI development system that allow their content
to take advantage of additional detail levels and resolutions not previously
available to single GPU systems.

Under this new program, products may earn one of two NVIDIA SLI certification
logos. The "NVIDIA SLI Ready" logo is for use with components such as SLI-based
graphics cards, and SLI-capable motherboards, including those based on NVIDIA
nForce(TM)4 SLI technology. The "NVIDIA SLI" logo is for use with systems that
have SLI-based graphics cards pre-installed with an NVIDIA SLI-Ready motherboard
and all the appropriate drivers.

"This new certification and logo program helps end users looking to purchase
or build this new class of PC make the right choice with regards to components
and companies," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop products at NVIDIA.
"When you see one of our NVIDIA SLI logos, you can be sure the product has been
verified and tested with SLI technology and that your favorite PC games will be
ready to take advantage of the combined power of two graphics cards."

Worldwide system builders currently participating in the SLI program include,
but are not limited to:

– ABS
— Alienware Corporation
— Atelco
— Cyberpower
— EID
— Falcon Northwest Computer Systems
— iBuypower
— IHDE
— ISM
— Network Technical
— NTT
— Olidata
— Overdrive PC
— Paradigit
— Polywell
— Scan
— Topnotch
— Velocity Micro
— VoodooPC

"NVIDIA’s new certification and logo program will assure customers that
Alienware is continuing to set the standard for providing breakthrough
innovations in every system," said Robert Lusk, vice president of sales and
marketing for Alienware. "Alienware is excited to share this dedication with
NVIDIA and we look forward to a thrilling new generation of gaming with the
power of SLI."

"The SLI concept has been close to the hearts of many hardcore gaming
enthusiasts for many years," said Eelco Kroonenberg, product manager at
Paradigit. "Its welcome return is great news for our customers, and Paradigit
are thrilled to be on board, bringing this unbeatable technology to market."

"NVIDIA hasn’t just raised the performance bar with SLI, it’s sent it into
orbit," said Elan Raja III, director of Scan Computers UK. "Scan prides itself
on being the UK’s leading enthusiast PC company, and we’ve been stunned with the
results we’re seeing on our SLI-enabled systems, and we think our customers will
be too."

"Based on our own testing, it is clear that NVIDIA SLI combined with the
nForce4 MCP is a deadly combination, wiping the floor with the competition,"
said Rahul Sood, President and CTO of VoodooPC. "It is an incredible technology
and we can’t wait to start fulfilling the orders that have been piling up since
we announced our SLI product plans, which include a full line of Voodoo SLI
PCs."

Leading motherboard manufacturers currently participating in the SLI program
include, but are not limited to:

– ABIT Computer Corporation
— ASUSTeK Computer International
— DFI
— EPoX Computer Co. Ltd.
— Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd
— Iwill Corporation
— MSI Computer Corporation

Leading add-in card manufacturers currently participating in the SLI program
include, but are not limited to:

– Aopen America, Inc
— ASUS Computer International
— BFG Technologies, Inc.
— eVGA.com Corporation
— Gainward Co. Ltd.
— Jaton
— Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd
— Leadtek Research Inc.
— MSI Computer Corporation
— Palit Microsystems, Inc.
— Peach
— PNY Technologies, Inc.
— XFX

Complete systems, add-in cards, motherboards, and other SLI components will be
available for sale starting later this month.