nVidia heeft bekend gemaakt dat het - zoals eerder aangekondigd - een zak met 200 miljoen dollar van ome Bill en generaal Steve gekregen heeft. De pot met poen zal gespendeerd worden aan de ontwikkeling van de X-Box videochip:
NVIDIA™ Corporation today announced that it has received $200 million from Microsoft® Corporation, which is a contractual advance payment against NVIDIA's future supply of its graphics processing units (GPUs) that will be included in Microsoft's X-Box. The X-Box is a new videogame console that is currently under development by Microsoft. In early March, NVIDIA agreed to develop and sell custom-designed GPUs for the X-Box and to license certain technology to Microsoft and its licensees for use in X-Box. The agreement between Microsoft and NVIDIA was announced on March 10, 2000, by Bill Gates, Microsoft's chief software architect, at the Game Developer's Conference in San Jose, California.