Silicon Valley News

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Editor's Choice: Nvidia pushes Ion platform

Nvidia is promoting its new Ion platform, which couples its GeForce 9400M GPU with Intel's Atom processor. Part of the promotion involves distributing test units to tech publications. Atom is the dominant chip in the increasingly popular netbook.The GeForce 9400M is the same GPU that powers the revamped Apple MacBook. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang described the Ion platform in a recent interview with Laptop. A PC World video suggests the Ion platform will be a big enhancement to netbooks.