Nvidia announced broad adoption of its ION graphics processor at the Computex tradeshow today, with new products to include small desktop PCs, thin and light notebooks, all-in-one PCs, and low power motherboard solutions.
The new products were introduced at an NVIDIA press conference in Taipei and on display at the show and include
the Acer Desktop AspireRevo, the AsRock Desktop ION 330,
ASUS Motherboard C2N7A-I, ASUS All-in-one eeeTop ET2002
Lenovo Notebook IdeaPad S12, MSI Desktop Windbox D200
Pegatron Desktop IPP7A-CP and many more.
The new NVIDIA ION-based PCs and platform solutions are strong enough to offer high definition video, mainstream gaming, and GPU-accelerated video and photo editing applications that take advantage of NVIDIA CUDA technology.
ION also supports DirectX Compute as part of Microsoft?s upcoming Windows 7 operating system. DirectX Compute running on NVIDIA?s CUDA compute hardware architecture delivers a major boost for small form factor PCs because it accelerates applications like video editing that run poorly or not at all on today?s low-powered PCs. Other GPU-accelerated applications like vReveal and Badaboom let users quickly edit video and convert it for use on a portable media player like an iPod.
ION graphics support Windows 7 and Windows Vista Home Premium,
low-power CPUs including Intel Atom, Intel Celeron, and Via Nano processors, 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 audio,
games including The Sims 3, Lego Batman, World of WarCraft, and Battlefield Heroes and DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity.
Nvidia claims that the ION platform offers 5 times the performance of an Intel Atom/chipset solution, while it is priced lower and power consumption is not significantly higher.