The Ion is mightier than the pen, and only slightly larger

Subject: Systems | January 14, 2009 - 03:47 PM |
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nVIDIA's Ion is a 1.6GHz Atom 330 processor and a GeForce 9400M MCP with 16 integrated GeForce graphics cores.  This lets you handle DX10 graphics, NVIDIA CUDA and HD video on a 3" x 4" motherboard, or a complete system about the size of a good sandwich.  Not only did Legit Reveiws get to see a full working Ion, they were also able to benchmark it.

"The Pico-ITX form factor specifications call for the board to be 10 x 7.2 cm (3.9 x 2.8 in)

and that is exactly what size the NVIDIA Ion board is. To get an idea of just how small the

Pico-ITX form factor is you really need to place it next to an ATX motherboard, which is 305

mm wide by 244 mm deep (12" x 9.6"). The NVIDIA Ion platform is dwarfed by today's standard

desktop motherboards, but at the same time still offers true-fidelity 7.1 HD audio and HDMI

outputs that can do resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600..."

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