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NVIDIA ENERGISES COMPUTEX WITH NEW ION-BASED PC PRODUCTS

 

Highly Anticipated Platform Takes Off With 21 New Products for Small PCs

 

COMPUTEX, TAIPEI, TAIWAN—JUNE 2, 2009—NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the graphics processing unit (GPU), announced broad adoption of its award-winning NVIDIA® IONgraphics processor at the Computex tradeshow today. The new products – introduced at an NVIDIA press conference in Taipei and on display at the show – include small desktop PCs, thin and light notebooks, all-in-one PCs, and low power motherboard solutions which all deliver a full PC experience in a small, low-power system.

 

The new products include:

Acer                              Desktop                       AspireRevo

AsRock                        Desktop                       ION 330

ASUS                            Motherboard               C2N7A-I

ASUS                            All-in-one                     eeeTop ET2002

Colorful                       Desktop                       iHTPC

ECS                              Desktop                       7AT-3L

ECS                              All-in-one                     Morph-I

Flextronics                  All-in-one                     Cobra-2

Flextronics                  Desktop                       Dove-2

Funtwist                       Desktop                       FION 330

ICD                               All-in-one                     Kitchen PC

Lenovo                        Notebook                    IdeaPad S12

MSI                               Desktop                       Windbox D200

MSI                               All-in-one                     Windtop AE2201

Pegatron                     Desktop                       IPP7A-CP

Pegatron                     All-in-one                     IPP7A-DF2

Pegatron                     Motherboard               IPX7A-ION

TCL                              All-in-one                     Ruiyi 1010

Telcast                         Notebook                    TL-1000N

Weibu                           Notebook                    N10A

Zotac                            Motherboard               ION-ITX

 

See the new ION products on display at Computex at the NVIDIA partner booths in the Nankang Exhibition Hall.

 

The new NVIDIA ION-based PCs and platform solutions are great for high definition video, mainstream gaming, and GPU-accelerated video and photo editing applications that take advantage of NVIDIA CUDA technology.

ION also supports DirectX Compute as part of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 operating system. DirectX Compute running on NVIDIA’s CUDA compute hardware architecture delivers a major boost for small form factor PCs because it accelerates applications like video editing that run poorly or not at all on today’s low-powered PCs. Other GPU-accelerated applications like vReveal and Badaboom let users quickly edit video and convert it for use on a portable media player like an iPod.

“NVIDIA is really shaking up the small form factor space with ION graphics,” said Rob Enderle, Principal Analyst for the Enderle Group. “Netbooks and nettops are the hottest selling items in the PC space right now, but most are severely limited. ION removes the major chunk of that performance limitation allowing PC vendors the perfect blend of design, performance, and value that drives sales in hard times.”

“Consumer interest in the Acer AspireRevo featuring NVIDIA’s ION graphics has been overwhelming,” said Gianpero Morbello, senior vice president of corporate marketing for Acer. “The Acer AspireRevo clearly demonstrates the power of ION to deliver a full and unique multimedia experience for an amazingly low price. We see strong consumer demand in this space.”

NVIDIA ION graphics processors deliver big performance from small PCs with up to 10X faster graphics than similar systems1. ION graphics support:

 

·         Windows 7 and Windows Vista Home Premium

·         Low-power CPUs including Intel Atom, Intel Celeron, and Via Nano processors

·         Outstanding 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 audio

·         Popular games including The Sims 3, Lego Batman, World of WarCraft, and Battlefield Heroes

·         DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity

·         Accelerated video enhancement and transcoding using NVIDIA® CUDA™ and DirectX Compute technology

 

1  Based on 3D Mark ‘06 results on Atom 230 CPU with NVIDIA ION GPU, versus Atom 230 CPU with Intel 945 graphics.

NVIDIA also announced today that ION has earned the prestigious “Best Choice of Overseas Enterprise” award from the Taipei Computer Association. ION was selected from more than 400 products from every electronic product category including portable devices, displays, and complete systems. Nominated products were subjected to a rigorous examination by local and foreign judges from the technology industry and academia who evaluated them based on technical merit, innovation, and marketability.