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Default Anandtech tests the Ion platform - 02-04-2009, 07:03 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3509

Some key things noted in the article:

1)NVIDIA expects Ion to add between $50 and $100 to the cost of a typical Atom machine.
2)DDR2 and DDR3 memory (up to DDR3-1066)
3)Full HD video decode support
4)The GeForce 9400M that is spec’d for NVIDIA’s Ion platform is the same 9400M used in full sized notebooks. It’s a 16 SP core running at 550MHz with a 1.4GHz shader clock
5)Platform consumed ~20w idle and ~25w load...this is with the atom 330, a dual core 1.6Ghz

Will be interesting how the final product comes out and who moves away from the intel chipset platform to the new nVidia setup.
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Default Re: Anandtech tests the Ion platform - 02-04-2009, 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ctkelly
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3509

5)Platform consumed ~20w idle and ~25w load...this is with the atom 330, a dual core 1.6Ghz

Will be interesting how the final product comes out and who moves away from the intel chipset platform to the new nVidia setup.
What I think will be interesting is to see how a manufacturer can get a netbook sized battery to provide this much power for more than about 45 minutes.


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Default Re: Anandtech tests the Ion platform - 02-04-2009, 07:50 PM

Compared to the atom 230 in the asus EEE box the ion platform only drew 6 more additional watts of power. The 945G chipset is a piss poor performer in many regards, including power draw.

6 more watts for an additional core and a far superior chipset isn't bad at all. Have to wait and see what the manufacturers come up with in the end.

Edit: 1.5W difference between the 230 and 270. 230 has EMT64 and no EIST, 270 has EIST. 330 is basically a dual core version of the 230 with Hyper threading, EMT64, but no EIST.
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Default Re: Anandtech tests the Ion platform - 02-04-2009, 11:55 PM

I doubt they would put the 330 in netbooks, since the 230/330 are the desktop counterparts.

370 perhaps? (thats what the number scheme would generate a dual core atom for netbooks)


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