Nvidia launches new graphics processor
Dubai, March 6, 2010
Nvidia, a leader in the semiconductor industry, has rolled out its new Nvidia ION graphics processor, which will supercharge netbooks with 10 times the graphics performance of standard netbooks, said a statement.
The new ION graphics processing unit (GPU), which will enable up to 10 hours of battery life, will also vastly outperform basic netbook graphics by delivering rich HD media in games, movies, and Internet-based video.
Unlike netbooks with Intel integrated graphics, ION netbooks have the power to play amazing HD video smoothly from sites like YouTube and support popular PC games like World of Warcraft.
The new ION netbooks also feature Nvidia’s Optimus technology, which automatically selects the best graphics processor for running any given application – seamlessly routing the workload to either an Nvidia discrete GPU or Intel integrated graphics, resulting in increased battery life, the statement said.
“If you want a netbook with the horsepower to play HD video and PC games, your only choice is ION,” said Drew Henry, general manager of GeForce and ION GPUs.
“The new ION netbooks deliver an unbeatable combination of performance and battery life. We continue to raise the standard for what a netbook should be,” he added.
More than 30 products featuring the new ION GPU are expected to launch by this summer including netbooks, small form factor desktops, “barebones” systems, motherboards, and discrete add-in cards. – TradeArabia News Service