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NVIDIA nForce® Professional Solutions Help Power New IBM System X 3105 Server Platform


SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 12, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that IBM has selected NVIDIA® nForce® Professional media and communications processors (MCPs)—the Company’s core-logic solutions for enterprise platforms—to help power IBM’s new System x 3105 server.

Targeted for small business requirements, the IBM System x 3105 and NVIDIA nForce Professional MCP integrate today’s latest server-class technologies, including support for new dual core AMD Opteron processors, DDR2 memory, and advanced PCI Express capability.

“It has been tremendously satisfying working with IBM over the last couple of years in their adoption of our NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs,” said Manoj Gujral, general manger of the NVIDIA server MCP business. “IBM System x 3105 is a unique combination of enterprise-class reliability and availability. Its attractive price points targeted at the needs of small business make it a compelling offering for a variety of usage models including small business management, and file, print, e-mail, and Web serving platforms.”

“NVIDIA provides industry leading platform offerings for AMD Opteron-based systems spanning from desktops to servers. IBM has a strong relationship with NVIDIA on the workstation side, and with the System x 3105 we have increased our collaboration to include our server platform solutions,” said Stuart McRae, Marketing Manager, IBM System x. “With the NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs, NVIDIA has helped IBM deliver a new compelling price, performance solution for small-to-medium-sized businesses.”

The NVIDIA nForce Professional series of core-logic solutions is designed to address reliability, availability, and serviceability requirements of the enterprise market while providing NVIDIA customers with a scalable, configurable platform solution. For more information about NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs, please visit

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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs and the IBM Systems Group x3105 server are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in ramping new products into production; difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products; loss in performance when products are integrated; market or customer acceptance of a competitor’s product instead of ours; manufacturing and other delays; defects in our products or the components of a product; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.


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