NVIDIA nForce2 Declared Best Chipset of 2003

SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 8, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide (www.tomshardware.com), a leading technology Web publication, have recognized NVIDIA nForce™2 media and communication processors (MCPs) as the “best innovation in chipsets” for 2003.

As one of the most influential tech publications on the Internet, Tom’s Hardware Guide delivers hard-hitting reviews and unbiased news to more than 2.5 million visitors a month. The majority of visitors to Tom’s Hardware Guide are tech-savvy PC experts, power buyers and major influencers of technology purchasing decisions—the perfect demographic for evaluating, using and recommending NVIDIA technologies to users on a global basis.

Winning more than 44% of the 20,000 votes cast worldwide, NVIDIA nForce2 technology garnered more votes overall than the next two competitive products combined. In addition, two NVIDIA nForce2-based motherboards—the ASUSTeK A7N8X Deluxe and the DFI LanParty NFII—collected 44.8% of the total votes in the “Best Innovation in Motherboards” category, with the ASUSTeK A7N8X Deluxe ahead of the pack by more than 300%.

“We’re ecstatic that the readers of Tom’s Hardware Guide once again have chosen NVIDIA nForce2 MCPs as their preferred motherboard technology,” said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “We think our 2004 line-up of products is even more exciting and innovative and we look forward to getting them into the hands of the consumers that typify Tom’s Hardware Guide readership”

For a complete listing of the awards and the voting, please visit www.tomshardware.com.


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