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NVIDIA Charges Up ION-Powered Products Too



Funtwist, an ION-powered desktop

Funtwist, an ION-powered desktop

Tegra may be NVIDIA’s hot product of ultra-mobiles and portables, but it’s not their only mobile computing offering at Computex. They’re showcasing a number of ION-based products, including several notebooks. Also, the desktops they’re highlighting include machines from well-known netbook vendors Asus, Acer, and MSI, so you can assume they must be looking at offering some low-cost, energy-efficient ION-powered ultra-portables as well. Full press release after the jump.

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NVIDIA Energizes 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 GPU, announced broad adoption of its award-winning NVIDIA ® IONâ„¢ graphics 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:

CompanyForm FactorModel Name
AsRockDesktopION 330
ASUSAll-in-oneeeeTop ET2002
FuntwistDesktopFION 330
ICDAll-in-oneKitchen PC
LenovoNotebookIdeaPad S12
MSIDesktopWindbox D200
MSIAll-in-oneWindtop AE2201
TCLAll-in-oneRuiyi 1010

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 CUDAâ„¢ 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 ® CUDAâ„¢ and DirectX Compute technology

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce graphics products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro ® graphics products, and the high-performance computing market with its Teslaâ„¢ computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit

Via Gizmodo by way of jkOnTheRun.

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