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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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