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NVIDIA Confirms Ion Platform for VIA

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  1. malware New Member

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    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
     
  2. xkche

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    Jajaja a esto le llamo pedir perdon..... :respect:
     
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    The first step in nvidia's plan to buy out VIA and get their X86? I hope they jump on the CPU bandwagon :toast:
     
  4. LittleLizard

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    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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    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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    Competition = good!

    get it to <$400 and we're good
     
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    Nice, I see NVIDIA taking a pinch at Intel by naming an Atom-competitor based platform Ion "2".
     
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    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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    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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    Ion for AMD platform?(whenever AMD will release it)
     
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    Whatever happend to Nvidia's Tegra for the mobile phone/smart phone devices?
     
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    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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    they do have one for netbook. The one with the 790G
     
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    I want my via nettop torrentbox
     
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    RIAAA would be after VIA then. More lawsuits to fill the lawyers pockets.
     
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    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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