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NVIDIA ION Recognized as Industry-Changing Technology By Laptop Magazine

January 20, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — CES attendees
stopped in their tracks to admire breathtaking HD video running on a 50-inch
display, but the real shock came when they realized that those images came
from a PC the size of a paperback book. They had never seen such amazing
graphics from such a tiny PC. That’s why the NVIDIA ION(TM) platform — which
offers unprecedented capabilities in a palm-sized PC — attracted outsized
attention at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. Among a flurry of media
accolades, LAPTOP Magazine named the ION platform “Best Enabling Technology”
at the show.

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The ION platform unlocks the power of Intel’s Atom CPU by combining it
with the NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 9400 GPU. Press and industry experts agree
that the ION platform provides amazing capabilities for mini-notebooks, which
today offer only basic functionality. With the ION platform, notebook and
small form factor PCs deliver the same features as premium PCs, including
superb HD video, photo and video editing, and support for popular PC games.

After seeing it in action at CES, The Tech Report wrote that the ION
platform “has the potential to endow compact, inexpensive Atom-based systems
with new levels of competency.” Hot Hardware considers ION “a home run in the
making.” Legit Reviews called NVIDIA’s ION reference PC “one of the most
interesting PC designs that we have seen in years,” and TechGage honored it
with a “Best of CES 2009″ award.(1)

In addition to rave reviews from online media, LAPTOP Magazine recognized
the GeForce 9400 GPU, the foundation of the ION platform, with a Mobile
Innovation Award in its January issue.

The GeForce 9400 GPU in the ION platform is up to ten times faster than
existing netbooks with integrated graphics. As a result, the ION platform
offers capabilities found in premium notebook PCs, including:

    --  Superb full-spec 1080p high definition video playback
    --  Support for popular PC games such as Call of Duty 4, World of
        WarCraft, The Sims 2, and Spore
    --  Windows Vista Premium and the upcoming Windows 7
    --  Faster photo and video editing with Adobe Creative Suite 4

The GeForce 9400 GPU provides all of these capabilities in about one-half
of the space of today’s Atom CPU-based solutions with minimal affect on
battery life.

A new generation of affordable PCs built around the ION platform is
expected to be released by summer of 2009. Consumers should contact their
favorite PC manufacturer to inquire about the availability of notebooks, net-
tops, and small form factor PCs featuring the ION platform.

For more information, go to http://www.nvidia.com/ion or follow updates at
http://www.twitter.com/nvidiaion and http://www.youtube.com/user/nvidiaion.

(1) Story links: http://www.techreport.com/discussions.x/16207;
http://hothardware.com/Articles/NVIDIAs-Ion-Small-FormFactor-PC-Platform-/;
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/876/1/; and
http://techgage.com/article/best_of_ces_2009/

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(R) 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 benefits, features, impact, and capabilities of the
NVIDIA ION platform and GeForce GPUs; 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 October 26, 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.

Copyright(R) 2009 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the
NVIDIA logo, ION, GeForce, Quadro, CUDA, and Tesla are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies
with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and
specifications are subject to change without notice.

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