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Innovative NVIDIA Quadro® Plex Visual Computing System Now Shipping Worldwide


World’s First Dedicated VCS Available Directly from NVIDIA and Authorized Partners

SANTA CLARA, CA—September 28, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000, the world’s first dedicated visual computing system (VCS) delivering a quantum leap in visual computing, is now shipping in volume and available directly from the NVIDIA store at the Company Web Site or authorized partners.

The NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS, available in three models, is designed to interface with standard workstations and servers to deliver advanced scalability for demanding professional applications, including those powering multiple streams of 4K high-definition video, digital content creation and visual effects, 3D styling and design, scientific and medical visualization, oil and gas exploration, or visual simulation and training.

“Since the launch of the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS at SIGGRAPH 2006, demand for the product has far exceeded our expectations,” said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president, Marketing at NVIDIA. “This innovative new visual computing system is redefining and streamlining the way companies create, deliver and view complex data sets and visual content.”

Available in a desktop or 3U rackmount configuration, utilizing NVIDIA SLI™ multi-GPU technology, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS provides:

* Massive density improvement of up to 20x more than traditional GPU solutions

* Performance of up to 80-billion pixels/sec and seven billion vertices/sec

* Resolutions as high as 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels and eight HD SDI channels

* Advanced scalability offers multiple configurations—from single system to clustered solutions

The NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS 1000 is compatible with an officially certified set of x86 32- and 64-bit Intel and AMD processors running Windows and Linux operating systems.

For more NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS product information, including a list of officially certified host systems and authorized partners, or to purchase directly from the NVIDIA store, visit

Quadro Plex Gains Momentum
Since the unveiling in early August, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS has received industry praise and attention, with major installations at automotive, geosciences, advanced research, and design companies worldwide.

In addition, authorized partners such as PNY Technologies (US and Europe), Elsa (Japan), Leadtek (Asia/Pacific), HP, Sun Microsystems, BOXX Technologies, Colfax International, Verari Systems and Wortman will be offering NVIDIA Quadro Plex to customers.

“HP is dedicated to providing workstation customers with the industry’s most powerful and easy-to-use tools for enhancing graphics performance,” said Will Wade, Worldwide Product Manager, Personal Workstations, HP. “The NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS delivers advanced scalability for our customers’ most demanding applications, which include everything from scientific visualization to complex 3D animation, digital content creation, and more.”

“The NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS is a powerful way to deliver advanced graphics and visualization on workstations,” said Tim Lawrence, VP of Engineering and Operations, BOXX Technologies. "With the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS, BOXX customers in the VFX industry now have a scalable, multi-GPU solution that can tackle their most demanding graphics requirements.

“The NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS enables our customers to support the latest ultra high-resolution video panels with resolutions up to 3840 x 2160, as well as high-resolution 16-screen video walls from a single workstation or visualization server,” says David Driggers, CTO of Verari Systems. “When used in conjunction with Verari Systems’ workstation products, customers can render, edit and visualize their largest data streams in full resolution with a truly scalable solution that is ideal for the seismic and high-end graphics industries such as oil and gas discovery and medical imaging.”

NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS and products incorporating the NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS 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: difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products; loss in performance when products are integrated, delays in ramping new products into production; 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; our reliance on third-party manufacturers; the impact of technological development and competition; general industry trends; changes in customers’ performance demands; 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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