9 Interesting facts about NVIDIA

  • In 1999, Nvidia unveiled the GeForce 256, the world's first graphics processing unit (GPU).

  • The name Nvidia originated in the 1990s, when creators Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem brainstormed many options. The name selected is actually a mash-up of numerous words. The 'NV' in the moniker refers for 'next version,' which is how the company's founders saw it in the IT industry. They put the word 'invidia,' which is the Latin word for envy, to the end. The creators created Nvidia by combining these elements.

  • Nvidia's artificial intelligence technology is being used to make self-driving cars smoother and more efficient.



  • The video game business is worth $100 billion each year, making it one of the most profitable entertainment industries. Computer games are the industry's cash cow, and Nvidia's GeForce GPU suite has 200 million gamers—the most in the video game business.

  • Nvidia helped to kickstart the computer gaming industry, transforming it into what it is today.

  • Nvidia's stock has risen more than 210 percent in the last year alone, and its current market valuation is little more than $70 billion. This tremendous increase has been driven by the company's performance, but also by the younger generation's attraction to its shares.



  • Nvidia was voted Forbes' "Company of the Year" in 2007, owing in part to the company's almost decade-long growth.

  • The Pascal, DGX-1, and Drive PX 2 products are presently in use in the artificial intelligence sector. Nvidia's processors played a significant role in the emergence of AI.

  • With the advent of GeForce, one of the major brands of graphics processing units, Nvidia changed gaming in 1999. (GPU).


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