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NVIDIA ION

C79MX
Graphics Processor
16
Cores
8
TMUs
4
ROPs
System Shared
Memory Size
System Shared
Memory Type
System Shared
Bus Width
NVIDIA C79MX Photo
The ION was a mobile integrated graphics solution by NVIDIA, launched in June 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the C79MX graphics processor, the device supports DirectX 10.0. It features 16 shading units, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 450 MHz.
Its power draw is rated at 20 W maximum. ION is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
C79MX
Architecture
Tesla
Process Size
65 nm
Transistors
314 million
Die Size
144 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jun 3rd, 2008
Generation
NVIDIA ION
Production Status
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCI

Relative Performance

65%
83%
100%
ION
103%
131%
154%
163%
201%
263%
266%
290%
305%
312%
358%
380%
408%
422%
439%
453%
483%
510%
521%
536%
555%
634%
639%
650%
659%
660%
667%
673%
712%
748%
761%
789%
795%
803%
810%
813%
814%
830%
870%
887%
951%
969%
969%
1010%
1012%
1049%
1119%
1154%
1160%
1182%
1187%
1229%
1244%
1252%
1274%
1334%
1360%
1381%
1382%
1386%
1391%
1501%
1515%
1551%
1570%
1577%
1590%
1594%
1622%
1625%
1670%
1798%
1845%
1892%
1903%
1922%
1942%
1987%
2039%
2087%
2136%
2167%
2168%
2402%
2643%
2680%
2859%
2874%
2913%
2951%
2977%
2991%
3003%
3034%
3047%
3087%
3321%
3363%
3363%
3402%
3721%
3806%
3987%
4114%
4518%
4678%
5103%
5103%
5316%
6219%
6379%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
450 MHz
Shader Clock
1100 MHz
Memory Clock
System Shared

Memory

Memory Size
System Shared
Memory Type
System Shared
Memory Bus
System Shared
Bandwidth
System Dependent

Render Config

Shading Units
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
SM Count
1

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.800 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
3.600 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
35.20 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
IGP
TDP
20 W
Outputs
No outputs

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
N/A
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
4.0

C79MX GPU Notes

Chipset: MCP79MX (with integrated GeForce 9400M G GPU)
Chip Variant: G96
PureVideo HD: VP3
VDPAU: Feature Set B

Memory Interface:
DDR2-800
DDR3-1066

Maximum Anti-Aliasing (AA) Sample Rate: 16x

RAMDACs: 300 MHz

Maximum High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Precision: 128-bit

Maximum Analog Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Maximum Digital Resolution: 2560 x 1600

Full HD decode (1080i/p):
Yes, 3rd Generation PureVideo

Display Options:
HDMI
Dual-link DVI
DisplayPort
VGA

HDMI Version: 1.3

PCI-Express 2.0: 20 lanes (1×16 and 4×1)

SATA Drives: 6
SATA Speed: 3 Gbit/s
RAID: 0, 1

Networking: 10/100/1000 BASE-T
USB Ports: 12/2C
PCI Slots: 5
Audio: HDA (Azalia)