Nvidia Ion debuts to give netbooks 10 times faster graphics and 10 hours of battery life

March 2, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Ion has arrived. Nvidia’s much-anticipated Ion graphics processor has debuted bringing with it the capabilities to spur netbooks to take the fast lane towards unmatched performance. The new Nvidia Ion graphics processor is expected to lend more muscle to netbooks making possible 10 times the graphics performance of standard netbooks. Also, the new processor is also being credited with the capability of pushing up battery life to up to 10 hours, thanks to the presence of the Nvidia Optimus technology.

What we have in hand now is a graphics processing unit that would deliver rich HD media in games, movies, and Net-based video. The processor designer has said that Ion netbooks will come the power to smoothly play HD video from YouTube and the like and also support popular PC games.

The Optimus technology we mention in the beginning would help in automatically selecting the best graphics processor for running any given application. This would in turn help the battery stay on. 

The next-generation Nvidia Ion graphics would come across as a discrete graphics processing unit with dedicated memory that attaches to an Intel Atom Pine Trail CPU via PCI Express.

With the Nvidia Ion now ready, PC makers such as Acer, Asus and Lenovo are already readying their devices that would run the Ion. As any as 30 products are in the works, we are told. Among them would be the Acer Aspire One 532G (10-inch) and ASUS 1201PN (12-inch) machines, to be ready by April.

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