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NVIDIA Ion Platform Energizes Intel® Atom™ processor into a Premium PC Experience

Figure 3: This fanless system leverages a 1.1/1.6-GHz Intel Atom processor to provide an optimal balance between high performance and very low noise.

NVIDIA(R) is energizing the PC market by transforming Intel® Atom™ processor-based PCs into a premium experience formerly found in higher priced laptops and desktops. NVIDIA will supercharge the fastest-growing segments of the PC market - netbooks, small form factor and all-in-one PCs -- by enabling these products to play rich media and popular games in high definition. At the same time, the Ion Platform will create new and exciting premium PCs that fit in the palm of your hand (see Figure 3).

The formula is simple: Combine the highly rated GeForce(R) 9400 GPU found in new desktop and notebook PCs with the Intel Atom processor. This combination (code-named Ion Platform) enables the smallest premium PC experience available today, making it ideal for the exploding category of mini-notebooks and compact PCs.

Unlike existing chipsets paired with the Intel Atom processor, the GeForce 9400 GPU delivers up to ten times the graphics performance, plays full-spec 1080p high definition video, supports the full Windows Vista user interface and the upcoming Windows 7, and runs popular PC games such as Call of Duty 4. The GeForce 9400 GPU does all of this in about one-half of the space of today’s Intel Atomprocessor-based solutions with minimal affect on battery life.

Unlike existing chipsets paired with the Intel Atom processor, the GeForce 9400 GPU delivers up to ten times the graphics performance, plays full-spec 1080p high definition video, supports the full Windows Vista user interface and the upcoming Windows 7, and runs popular PC games such as Call of Duty 4. The GeForce 9400 GPU does all of this in about one-half of the space of today’s Intel Atomprocessor-based solutions with minimal affect on battery life.