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Sorry if this is a repost, search isn't working.








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Combine the highly rated GeForce(R) 9400 GPU found in new desktop and notebook PCs with the Intel Atom CPU. This combination (code-named Ion Platform) enables the smallest premium PC experience available today, making it ideal for the exploding category of mini-notebooks and compact PCs.
Unlike existing chipsets paired with the Atom CPU, the GeForce 9400 GPU delivers up to ten times the graphics performance, plays full-spec 1080p high definition video, supports the full Windows Vista user interface and the upcoming Windows 7, and runs popular PC games such as Call of Duty 4. The GeForce 9400 GPU does all of this in about one-half of the space of today's Atom CPU-based solutions with minimal affect on battery life.
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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.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3478&p=1

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...-4C4F5E958F60}
Edited by slngsht - 12/18/08 at 11:56am
post #2 of 9
It is a repost, but these pictures are from a different angle then the last thread.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-pictured.html

Your source is also not using INQ, which helps.
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yeah, its a repost, sorry. dont have the link ready, but yeah.
i'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume its a different source.
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Yeah, two different sources. I wouldn't have posted it if I had already seen it.
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Yeah, I would buy this over an Atom or VIA.
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Originally Posted by CorporalAris View Post
Yeah, I would buy this over an Atom or VIA.
It is an Atom
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Very interesting how much bigger the gpu die is to the atom die.

This thing looks cool, i can see this being very useful in some situations.
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I would LOVE one of these with a quick little Laptop drive and the dual-core 330 Atom CPU,
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Put this in a 5½ slot and let it stay on turned on when you shutdown your pc...
No more wasting money on your hungry main pc.. and who said Ready boot
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