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Point of View Releases its First NVIDIA ION Mainboards

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POINT OF VIEW, well known for its range of NVIDIA based Graphics cards, is presenting today the first in a series of NVIDIA ION based mainboards: the mini-ITX POV/ION230 and POV/ION330.

Multiplying the performance level of Intel Atom based systems, the NVIDIA ION technology has been received with massive success in the market. A strong performance combined with the small form factor and extremely low power consumption; make this platform perfectly suitable for media center and family computer applications.

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and the price is.....

????

more that 200$ or what?
 

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i like it. this is what we need in ITX systems.

Can the HDMI do audio, or does it have to b through the optical?
 
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Very nice system indeed.

All we need now is a 1 slot PCIe16 GPU solution for people that REALLY want to do 3D stuff. No way a passive cooled onboard is going to do justice to a modern FPS. I'm sure it will handle older games though.

Looking forward to a review... ;)

I really dont know why they bothered with the 230 version. If you are in a desktop, and are plugged in at the wall, then for $5 extra, the 330 seems obvious. The 230 has not place in a desktop. The power saved is marginal compared to the whole system draw, but the performance is halved.

I would love to know if this thing can OC the Atom. At 1.6Ghz it is begging for an OC to 2Ghz... even if a bigger passive, or small active, cooling is needed
 
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It has a PCI-E slot though

Also you have to give nvidia some credit here they came up with a pretty damn good idea in this.
 
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Yep, we can all read that is has got "one PCI-Express 16x slot".

But do you know of a decent single-slot silent PCI-Express 16x that would suit this mainboard in an ITX box? That's what PoV need to release next.
 

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Yep, we can all read that is has got "one PCI-Express 16x slot".

But do you know of a decent single-slot silent PCI-Express 16x that would suit this mainboard in an ITX box? That's what PoV need to release next.
there are half height 9600GT's
 
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i still remember Point of View no1 in world fail gpu
 

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Yep, we can all read that is has got "one PCI-Express 16x slot".

But do you know of a decent single-slot silent PCI-Express 16x that would suit this mainboard in an ITX box? That's what PoV need to release next.
The single slot 9600GTs would fit the bill nicely. With a little manual fan adjustments, they can run silent idle. When under load, the sound wouldn't likely be heard over whatever game you were playing anyway. And I think a 9600GT would compliment the power of the CPU nicely too, anything more would probably be hindered by the slow CPU.

Though I hope the ION platform supports Hybrid SLi, and I don't see why it wouldn't, then you could pair it with a passive 8400/8500/9400.
 
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I like this board over perfoermance per watt, however I wanna check quality as POV has been blamed for a veriety of product fail.
 
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Finally....PCI-Ex16 on an mITX platform. This board is full of win !

Now, when a real manufacturer start making those too ?
 
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wich gpu is on it?
Geforce 9200M ?
 

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wich gpu is on it?
Geforce 9200M ?
they mention DX10, so it has to be at least a GF 8 or above.

They also talk about "modern games on medium" which is most likely a load of crap, but could signify a more powerful laptop GPU (9400? 9600M?)
 

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NVIDIA ION is based on a Geforce 9400M.

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http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9400m_g_us.html

The specs look pretty good. I'm surprised that it is delivering all this and still be passive. But maybe... in which case, GREAT

But the specs are also confusing 2560x1600? Really? But then it says single link DVI. Which is inconsistent.
 
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i read a review at xbitlabs comparing the ION build to intel's normal atom chipset, it blew it away HD wise, movie wise, and gaming was possible though it had to be very low graphics and not modern games. The ION build they were using had an atom 230 and it bottlenecked the chipset, so i wonder how much better the Atom 330 will do
 

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http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9400m_g_us.html

The specs look pretty good. I'm surprised that it is delivering all this and still be passive. But maybe... in which case, GREAT

But the specs are also confusing 2560x1600? Really? But then it says single link DVI. Which is inconsistent.
VGA may be able to do 2560x1600 (4:3 res), while DVI and HDMI are capped at 1080P. its possible that the connectors dont all have the same maximum resolution.
 
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VGA may be able to do 2560x1600 (4:3 res), while DVI and HDMI are capped at 1080P. its possible that the connectors dont all have the same maximum resolution.
VGA can do 2560x1600, as can HDMI(1.3), so that is likely why the maximum resolution is higher than what a single-link DVI can do.
 
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It looks like €129 for the 230 board and €139 for the 330 including sales tax.
A tad expensive maybe, but still not terrible.
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13577&Itemid=1
SUPERB prices if true. You can use this board for ANY standard "office" computer. It may not be a gaming platform, but will happily run any "office" task. I may well do that with our P4 office machines... just out them and replace with this. The DVI and 9400M make a big difference to other low-spec options.
 
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Finally....PCI-Ex16 on an mITX platform. This board is full of win !

Now, when a real manufacturer start making those too ?
Zotac 9300-ITX WiFi, GeForce 9300. A mITX with a lot more wallop
 
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Just in time to build my HTPC w/ bluray. Will 139 eur mean that it will be $139.00 on the us ?
 
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Its good enough to play COD4 on low-med settings with good framerates, I'd be surprised of OEMs dont snap this solution up cause it would save them heaps for lower end systems (as well as the consumer).