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NVIDIA expects designs based on the Ion platform to debut in the first half of 2009, but I’d be surprised if we didn’t see something in the first quarter. Not only can Ion make netbooks a lot better, but the design is small enough that it can be used elsewhere.

NVIDIA has been arguing that the GPU is more important than the CPU and with Ion is the chance to prove its case. Intel’s slowest CPU paired with a more expensive graphics solution than what Intel would rather you buy with Atom. My opinion has always been that you need a balanced approach, but the Ion platform should open up some interesting usage models: netbooks that can transcode and play HD video?

It's an interesting move, one that simply makes sense. If the prices of SSDs would drop to where they could be an affordable alternative to a regular hard disk you could actually build a very quick and quite portable PC out of Ion. One thing is for sure: NVIDIA just raised the bar for the minimum level of performance you can expect from PCs in 2009, regardless of price point.

Between NVIDIA’s most recent coup pushing Intel's chipsets out of Apple’s new notebook lineup, constant PR offensive against Larrabee and now the Ion platform that capitalizes on an Intel CPU at the expense of an Intel chipset, I wonder how many times you can poke a resting lion before it gets up.
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Power consumption wouldn't even be that bad, since Intel's chipset is still 90nm!

A 65nm chipset with a 55nm gpu, even something along the lines of a 9200m would still probably consume less power than intel's 945 chipset, while offering HD video decoding and 2-3x the gaming performance.
    
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Power consumption wouldn't even be that bad, since Intel's chipset is still 90nm!

A 65nm chipset with a 55nm gpu, even something along the lines of a 9200m would still probably consume less power than intel's 945 chipset, while offering HD video decoding and 2-3x the gaming performance.
This article is about using an Nvidia chipset with the Atom, rather than Intel using a 945 chipset (plus a southbridge).

9400M + Atom, in two chips.

However yes, with the 35 watts the chipset draws, it doesn't seem hard to swap that out with an Nvidia chipset +IGP.
    
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Oh.... they paired it with a single core Atom.


They need to add WiFi to the chipset to win.... Media Extender!


With the smaller footprint, they can make netbooks thinner while providing a larger battery.
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Big battery and add good multi-touch display. Oh and mini keyboard. Wait a GPS! And and ... oh possibilities .
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Oh.... they paired it with a single core Atom.


They need to add WiFi to the chipset to win.... Media Extender!


With the smaller footprint, they can make netbooks thinner while providing a larger battery.
Just use USB Wireless.

They should of waited till Dual core atom works with there chipset. Alot faster & only takes little more room
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