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NVIDIA INTRODUCES INDUSTRY-CHANGING, HIGHLY INTEGRATED GPU

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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 15, 2008—Demand for better visual computing performance continues to grow as more and more applications tap the massively parallel processing power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for more than just graphics. As gamers, video enthusiasts, designers, and now creative professionals require optimised PC solutions, the NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400M GPU brings a 5x performance increase over integrated core-logic to today’s sleek notebook designs.

“Today marks a flashpoint for users around the world,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president, GPU business at NVIDIA. “With this new GPU, NVIDIA is able to expand its market footprint from gamers and design professionals to the creative generation of users, as well as firmly establish us at the heart of the fastest growing PC market—the notebook PC.”

NVIDIA also announced today that Apple has adopted this revolutionary new GPU for its incredible new Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. Apple and NVIDIA have worked together to harness the massive parallel processing power of NVIDIA GPUs to deliver a rich visual experience for consumers on the go.

“The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M architecture delivers an ideal combination of visual computing horsepower and energy efficiency in a single, highly-integrated package that we're using to bring a whole new level of graphics performance to our MacBook users,” said David Moody, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Mac Product Marketing.

About the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU:
The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M is a single chip, high performance, highly integrated design that is ideal for notebooks and smaller computing devices. It features 16 parallel processing cores that deliver a whopping 54 GFLOPs of processing power, making it the most powerful integrated GPU on the market today. It also delivers up to 5x faster graphics performance than Intel Centrino 2*, and long-lasting battery power, allowing consumers to watch a complete, full-length HD movie on a single charge.

For more information on the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU, please visit the company website at www.nvidia.com.

* GeForce 9400M compared to Centrino 2 (Montevina, Intel GM45 chipset) running 3D Mark Vantage at 1024 x 768.