NVIDIA Announces Immediate Availability of GeForce 6600 GT for AGP-Based PCs

NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP Offers Supercharged Performance and Shader Model 3.0 Features for Computer Systems with AGP Slots

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced widespread availability of NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 6600 GT graphics processing unit (GPU)-based add-in cards for AGP-based PCs. GeForce 6600 GT-based graphics cards for the AGP bus are available today and in the coming weeks from the following partners:

  -- Albatron Technology, Co., Ltd
  -- Anextek Global Inc.
  -- AOpen America, Inc
  -- ASUSTek Computer International
  -- BFG Technologies, Inc.
  -- Biostar
  -- Chaintech Computer Co., Ltd
  -- ELSA Japan
  -- eVGA.com Corporation
  -- Gainward Co., Ltd
  -- Gigabyte Technology Co, Ltd.
  -- Galaxy
  -- InnoVISION Multimedia Ltd.
  -- Jaton
  -- Leadtek Research, Inc.
  -- MSI Computer Corporation
  -- PNY Technologies, Inc.
  -- Palit Microsystems, Inc.
  -- Prolink Computer Inc.
  -- Point of View
  -- Sparkle Computer Ltd.
  -- Sigmacomm
  -- Triple D
  -- Ennyah Technologies
  -- Espco
  -- Geminan
  -- XFX

These highly-anticipated holiday products can be found through leading Internet-based retailers Buy.com ( http://www.buy.com/), New Egg ( http://www.newegg.com/), and Tiger Direct ( http://www.tigerdirect.com/).

"Since the launch of the GeForce 6600 GT for PCI Express, the gaming community has been raving about the price/performance ratio of this GPU and calling for it to be offered on AGP cards," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing for NVIDIA. "NVIDIA has quickly delivered this award- winning GPU to the huge installed base of customers looking to upgrade their AGP-based PCs for new games such as Doom3, Far Cry, and Half-Life 2."

"The GeForce 6600 GT is freaking awesome. For $199, it offers performance in league with cards that cost upwards of 300 bucks, and it positively crushes all current competition at anything below that price," said Scott Wasson, editor in chief of Tech Report ( http://www.techreport.com/ ) in his review of the GeForce 6600 GT for PCI Express bus. "For most of us, though, an AGP version of the 6600 GT would be just about perfect."

As an extension of the award-winning GeForce 6 Series, the GeForce 6600 GT graphics processor is the first AGP midrange GPU to support Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, and a superscalar architecture for unprecedented performance. Only NVIDIA GPUs offer NVIDIA UltraShadow(TM) II technology to deliver blazing speeds on next-generation, shadow-intensive games such as Doom 3. The GeForce 6600 GT GPU also features NVIDIA PureVideo(TM) technology, a combination of hardware and software that brings consumer electronics-quality video to the personal computer. Backed by the NVIDIA ForceWare(TM) software suite and Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), the GeForce 6600 GT GPU delivers industry-renowned compatibility and reliability for a great user experience.

For additional details and list of partners, please log on to http://www.nvidia.com/ .


NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company's products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units), MCPs (media and communications processors), and WMPs (wireless media processors) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.nvidia.com/.

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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the benefits, uses, performance and features of the GeForce 6600 GT GPU are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, market acceptance of our products, dependence on third-party developers and publishers, the impact of litigation and other proceedings and other risks detailed and from time to time in NVIDIA's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 25, 2004 and other filings made from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

NOTE: All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

CONTACT: Brian Burke of NVIDIA Corporation, +1-512-401-4385, or
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Web site: http://www.nvidia.com/

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