Nvidia puts high-def graphics into netbooks

by admin December 18, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Nvidia plans to introduce chip technology that should let low-cost netbooks run high-definition games and media, and provide full support for Windows Vista graphics.

The Ion platform, announced on Thursday, effectively combines Nvidia’s GeForce 9400 graphics processing unit (GPU) with Intel’s Atom chipset. According to Nvidia, this combination will provide “up to 10 times the graphics performance” of other graphics chipsets currently used with Atom in small, low-cost PCs.

The GeForce 9400, which has 16 processing cores and is well suited for graphics-intensive applications such as Adobe’s Photoshop CS4, is also used in Apple’s latest MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

Read more: ZDNet.co.uk