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NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G to Power First Linux-Based High-End Editing System

Discreet Selects NVIDIA Professional Graphics for smoke 6 on Linux

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation
(Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today
announced that Discreet's new smoke(R) 6 standard definition online editing
and finishing system will be available exclusively with NVIDIA Quadro(R) FX
3000G professional graphics solutions. Serving high-end markets and offering
new capabilities to mid-range post-production facilities, Discreet's solution
incorporates the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G in IBM Z Pro 6221 Linux workstations.

"Embracing new platforms for smoke is a watershed event and didn't happen
without significant collaboration with industry-leading partners like NVIDIA,"
said Marc Petit, vice president of systems product development at Discreet.
"NVIDIA has not only provided superior graphics technology with the Quadro FX
3000G, it has committed the resources necessary to facilitate Discreet's
development of a powerful, affordable, and turnkey system. The integrated
product is expected to serve a broad range of markets including broadcast and
post-production, as well as offer compelling new capabilities on a cost-
effective platform."
Discreet is one of the first companies to take full advantage of the
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G, which was designed to deliver high-end capabilities
and performance in any industry-standard desktop workstation. The solution's
genlock capability allows users to synchronize to standard video formats and
house signals for video post-processing and editing solutions. The NVIDIA
Quadro FX 3000G also enables applications to synchronize video refresh and
buffer swaps between multiple systems for full-scale design reviews.

About Discreet
Discreet empowers creative professionals to realize the visual experience
and transform their most evocative visions into reality. Its award-winning
digital media creation, management and delivery solutions address visual
effects, editing, color grading, animation, game development, web/interactive,
and design visualization. Discreet is based in Montreal, Quebec and is a
division of Autodesk, Inc.

NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology
dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on
consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and
communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a
wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs,
enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems,
notebook PCs, military navigation systems, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,700 people
worldwide. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at .

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements
relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of
products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking
statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause
results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays
relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and
dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry
trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the
impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of
the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party
developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled
"Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and

NOTE: Copyright (C) 2003 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. All
company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features,
pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without


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