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Second Generation NVIDIA ION

Postby Illuminati » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:27 pm

NVIDIA has just officially announced their next generation of the NVIDIA ION architecture that will now be found in low-power Intel Atom 'Pine Trail' systems. With the NVIDIA ION GPU now having its own dedicated memory, the next generation of ION promises better performance without sacrificing battery life by leveraging the recently announced NVIDIA Optimus technology to dynamically switch between the integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics and the NVIDIA ION GPU. Read on to get the full scoop on the new NVIDIA ION!

The next generation of the NVIDIA ION architecture brings some much needed changes in order to bring forth the performance desired by low-power, low-performance mobile users. While we have heard the ION 2 name bounced around leading up to the launch, it seems NVIDIA is just referring to the platform changes as the next generation of NVIDIA ION. So for those researching which netbook to purchase, keep in mind that NVIDIA ION netbooks and nettops featuring an Intel Atom N2xx or N3xx processor have the previous generation of ION with shared graphics and system memory. NVIDIA ION systems with an Intel Atom N4xx, D4xx or D5xx processor would have the new generation of NVIDIA ION with dedicated graphics memory instead of sharing with the system memory...

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Re: Second Generation NVIDIA ION

Postby gwolfman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:04 pm

Thanks for the update. Waiting to get one of these myself.

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Re: Second Generation NVIDIA ION

Postby crowTrobot » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:26 pm

I can't wait till the new crop of netbooks armed with these are on the market.

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