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Put simply, the NVIDIA Ion platform is a "system/motherboard platform that includes NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M (MCP79) GPU and Intel's Atom on a Pico-ITXe motherboard designed for netbook and nettop devices." Continue reading for the video.

NVIDIA is promising optimized software support from powerhouse developers in an effort to signal the platform's suitability for serving up 1080p video over HDMI in nettop- and netbook-sized devices.
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NVIDIA's Tegra has finally arrived in cell phones and the company showed up at Mobile World Congress 2009 NIVIDA "with Android running on one of its proof-of-concept units, and with another unit pumping out 1080p video, with a claimed 10 hours of battery life at that task." Videos after the break.

NVIDIA says it took them just a few weeks to port Android to the system, and we found it already quite snappy and even usable on the capacitive touchscreen-ed device.
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Amazon is selling the EVGA GeForce 9400 GT for only $57.99 shipped after rebate, originally priced at $89.99. The card features the "GeForce 9400 GT (550MHz clock) chipset, 1GB of 128-bit DDR2 memory, 1400MHz Shader Clock, 16 processing cores, and PCI Express 2.0 compatibility." Product page.

..Dual DVI-I connectors, 12.8GB per second memory bandwidth, NVIDIA unified architecture, Full Microsoft DirectX 10 support, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, and OPEN GL 2.1 support.
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Unlike its game console predecessors, the PC version of Mirror's Edge is able to make full use of NVIDIA's PhysX engine for some stunning gameplay effects. Video after the break.

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NVIDIA announced at SIGGRAPH that "GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series cards are all getting PhysX support as of today via a free GeForce Power Pack." Video after the break.

It's not a direct response to AMD unveiling the HD Radeon 4850 X2 and 4870 X2 yesterday, but NVIDIA also came to play at SIGGRAPH, and it's got lots of new GPU-as-CPU toys for us this morning.
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NVIDIA Quadro Plex

The $10,500 NVIDIA Quadro Plex D CUDA boasts "two Quadro FX 5800 GPUs (totalling 480 CUDA cores) and 8GB of RAM." These systems are "designed for large datasets and models." Click here for one more picture.

NVIDIA's really pushing the GPU-as-CPU angle at SIGGRAPH this year -- we've already seen the PhysX and CUDA-powered GeForce Power Pack for consumers, and the company is also updating the Quadro Plex series of visual co-processors for workstation customers.
[via Engadget]

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NVIDIA Graphics Cards

We have seen the future of NVIDIA graphics cards, and it's Tegra. According to NVIDIA, it "squeezes a CPU, GPU, system memory and more onto a dime-sized chip that is 10x more efficient than the competition." Videos after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Above the fold is Quake III running at 35fps with anti-aliasing turned on, while below is HD video output at 720p via HDMI out, and their 3D UI, which has a coverflow clone, and some nice 3D navigation stuff.
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Whether you're a hardcore gamer, graphics designer, or just casual PC user, NVIDIA's 8800GTX will get the job done, as this smoke and water physics demo shows. Continue reading for the video. Click here for first picture in gallery.

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The APX 2500 is NVIDIA's first foray into cell phone market (HTC partnership), and it's definitely no slouch. Boasting a large touchscreen display, 7.2MBps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and the ability to run Quake 3. Click here for first picture in gallery.

While gaming doesn't mean it'll be a successful device, the 2500 certainly seems to have the grunt to get some serious work done and with its Windows Mobile 6 underpinnings, it'll play well with current software
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HardOCP has managed to uncover the first pictures of the NVIDIA GeForc 9800 GX2. It features a 1GB frame buffer, two PCBs, two 65nm GPUs, and 256 stream processors. No word yet on pricing and availability. Click here to view the backside of the card.

HardOCP says the best way to think of the GeForce 9800 GX2 is a 8800 that's been shrunk down to 65nm and SLI'd onto a "single" card. The card is supposed to be at least 30% faster than a 8800 Ultra, and will apparently support Quad SLI
[via Hardocp - Engadget]

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