Nvidia Corp. reportedly said that its Ion platform designed for small form-factor and low-cost personal computers based on Intel Atom chips will take off in the second half of the year. In addition, the firm advised end-users to demand Ion-based systems from their PC suppliers.
Nvidia was quoted as saying by DigiTimes web-site that some makers of personal computers have adopted the Ion platform and would be ready with their final products by late Q2 or early Q3, 2009. The company did not reveal any names or details about such computers.
In addition, in a bid to create more enthusiasm regarding Nvidia Ion platform among PC manufacturers, Nvidia suggested “consumers contact their favorite PC vendors” and enquire when and if they intend to release Ion-based products.
Nvidia GeForce 9400M is a single-chip core-logic with DirectX 10-compatible GeForce 9-class graphics processor inside that also supports dual-channel DDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0 x16 and x4 links, Serial ATA, USB, Gigabit Ethernet and so on. As all modern Nvidia GeForce integrated graphics processors, the novelty features hardware-accelerated high-definition video decoding and post-processing as well as supports various outputs, such as dual-link DVI-I, D-Sub, DisplayPort or HDMI.