Friday, February 20th 2009

NVIDIA Confirms Ion Platform for VIA

NVIDIA CEO and president Jen-Hsun Huang has revealed to DigiTimes that in 2009 NVIDIA will launch an Ion platform called ION 2 that will support VIA Technologies' Nano CPUs. Huang also noted that the platform is already in development, and it is only a matter of technological time until the final product arrives. VIA Nano are the first 64-bit, superscalar VIA processors. The VIA Nano chips range in clock speeds from 1 GHz to 1.8 GHz and with a proper video support from NVIDIA we can have a winner in the ultra portable world. This will also give nettop and netbook manufacturers an option of building a non-Intel platforms.Source: DigiTimes
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15 Comments on NVIDIA Confirms Ion Platform for VIA

#1
xkche
Jajaja a esto le llamo pedir perdon..... :respect:
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#2
ShadowFold
The first step in nvidia's plan to buy out VIA and get their X86? I hope they jump on the CPU bandwagon :toast:
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#3
LittleLizard
by: xkche
Jajaja a esto le llamo pedir perdon..... :respect:
yo creo que nvidia ta desesperdado por conseguir algun mercado que le genere ganancia

In english: i believe that nvidad is desperate in find a profitable market
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#4
Roph
I think there'd be licensing complications if NV did that.

Either way, intel should have seen this coming when they told NV where to stick it at the ION+Atom prototype.
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#5
Keiki
Competition = good!

get it to <$400 and we're good
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Nice, I see NVIDIA taking a pinch at Intel by naming an Atom-competitor based platform Ion "2".
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: btarunr
Nice, I see NVIDIA taking a pinch at Intel by naming an Atom-competitor based platform Ion "2".
I just wish the VIA was a "better" platform. The more competition the better. VIA is like the Ron Paul of the CPU world.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: TheMailMan78
I just wish the VIA was a "better" platform. The more competition the better. VIA is like the Ron Paul of the CPU world.
If indeed Intel locks NVIDIA out of its next-gen QPI-based Atom successor, it only sounds plausible that NVIDIA-VIA platform emerges as the better option. You will be able to use a VIA + MCP79 based netbook to rip iPod videos using Badaboom quicker than what a Dual-core Atom + < insert predictably crappy Intel IGP here > would. 3D apps and videos will run better anyway, so will even Photoshop. Leaving VIA+NVIDIA as the better netbook/nettop platform.
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#9
xfire
Ion for AMD platform?(whenever AMD will release it)
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#10
PP Mguire
Whatever happend to Nvidia's Tegra for the mobile phone/smart phone devices?
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#11
crazy pyro
I'm pretty sure AMD said they weren't doing netbooks as they weren't worth having, although that wa a few months ago.
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#12
xfire
they do have one for netbook. The one with the 790G
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#14
xfire
RIAAA would be after VIA then. More lawsuits to fill the lawyers pockets.
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Roph
I think there'd be licensing complications if NV did that.

Either way, intel should have seen this coming when they told NV where to stick it at the ION+Atom prototype.
There making the mobos for them not the CPU's so should be a no issue. If i'm right they would only be in trouble if they made cpus.
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