Saturday, February 21, 2009

The first product on the platform will nettop Ion; NVIDIA once again looks to the side of VIA

In addition to previously published information, the source quoting the head of the company NVIDIA, relating to the prospects for the release of the first products on the platform of Ion.

The first product on the platform NVIDIA Ion will nettop - mini-desktop PC-oriented use of the Internet. The emergence of nettop in sales expected over the next three months. Recall, according to the company, such computers can cost $ 299. Information about which company will produce low cost nettop, yet. In nettop will use the processor Intel Atom.

At the same time, it became known that NVIDIA is considering the possibility of cooperation with VIA Technologies in the creation of a new platform for low-cost PCs. Most likely, NVIDIA will release a corresponding set of system logic, and VIA Technologies - the microprocessor.

By the way, providing a platform Ion, NVIDIA has reference system board size Pico-ITX (100 x 72 mm), developed by specialists of VIA.

Thus, the assumption was made that NVIDIA has used collaboration with VIA, just to the approaches to Intel, is unreasonable. However, increasing interest in cooperation with VIA from NVIDIA might be the result of a negative reaction to the exit platform Intel NVIDIA Ion.