The company said the forecast includes a contribution from Israeli chip firm Mellanox Technologies Ltd's $6.9 billion purchase, which reinforced its data center business.
The chipmaker said it expects $3.65 billion in current-quarter revenue, plus or minus 2 per cent, while analysts were expecting $3.29 billion on average, according to Refinitiv's IBES data.
Like rivals Intel Corp (INTC.O) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O), Nvidia saw a jump in demand for data center chips as companies invested in reinforcing their IT infrastructure to support remote-workers.
In the first quarter ended April 26, revenue rose 39 per cent to $3.08 billion, with the data center business recording its first $1 billion quarter, the company said.
Nvidia's net income grew from $394 million, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier to $917 million, or $1.47 per share.
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