NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Powers Top Systems in Cadalyst Magazine Review

NVIDIA GPUs Thrive in Dual Processor Workstation Reviews by Leading CAD Publication

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SANTA CLARA, CA — AUGUST 8, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that systems equipped with its Quadro™2 Pro workstation graphics solutions swept the review of dual-processor workstations appearing in the August 2001 issue of Cadalyst Magazine, one of the leading publications for the computer-aided design (CAD) industry.  In the article, entitled “Dual Processors Deliver”, the Xi® Computer Corporation Xi 2400 MTower™ MP was one of two systems featuring the Quadro2 Pro that received a perfect five-star rating and was awarded the Cadalyst Labs Highly Recommended Award.  The complete article can be viewed at //www.cadalyst.com/reviews/hardware/0801wkstn/index.htm.

“Now powered by the NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro chipset, the GLoria III is a very fast graphics card with a good selection of drivers available, among them a POWERdraft driver for AutoCAD and the remarkably fast MAXtreme driver for 3D Studio MAX,” pointed out Art Liddle, executive editor for Cadalyst.  “The Xi 2400 MTower MP ran smoothly through our bench-mark tests, ultimately sharing top honors for overall performance.”

“Leading OEM customers recognize that NVIDIA’s Quadro family of workstation solutions represent a top-to-bottom offering with benefits that no other vender can match,” stated Jeff Brown, director of workstation product marketing at NVIDIA.  “This acknowledgment by Cadalyst confirms our success at providing unrivaled graphics performance and a full complement of features in workstation applications.”

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