NVIDIA Graphics Supercharge Windows 7

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Attendees of the annual Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), held in Los Angeles this week, will have the opportunity to experience the visual enhancements coming in Windows 7 in part due to the close collaboration between Microsoft and NVIDIA. As a leader in visual computing, NVIDIA has been working closely with Microsoft on technology elements that will help to enrich users' experience with Windows 7, specifically in areas such as photos, video, gaming and 3D graphics.

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"We expect Windows 7, coupled with NVIDIA's graphics technologies, to deliver the fundamental performance our mutual customers have come to expect," said Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management at Microsoft Corp. "NVIDIA's graphics technologies enable applications to take advantage of the visual capabilities in Windows 7 such as manipulating photos, video, and 3D graphics. With the expertise NVIDIA has in visual computing, they have been a key contributor to the development of Windows 7."

WinHEC attendees will receive a pre-beta version of Windows 7 along with a driver from NVIDIA Corporation validated by Microsoft and designed specifically for the next-generation operating system from Microsoft. NVIDIA(R) drivers will be released to end users through Microsoft's Windows Update service. Those drivers will include a high level of support for all current Windows Vista features as well as the newer features being introduced in Windows 7 such as WDDM 1.1, Direct3D 11, GDI acceleration, Direct2D, DirectWrite, DXVA HD and others.

"The importance of the GPU increases as visual computing applications become more popular, so it is essential that we deliver a quality experience," said Dwight Diercks, vice president of software engineering at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA has been working closely with Microsoft to ensure that pre-beta users of Windows 7 get full support and an unsurpassed graphics experience on NVIDIA-based graphics cards."

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce graphics products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro graphics products, and the high- performance computing market with its Tesla(TM) computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the impact of NVIDIA's graphic technologies on Windows 7 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: development of more efficient or faster technology; adoption of the CPU for parallel processing; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems 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 fiscal period ended July 27, 2008. 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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