NVIDIA OPTIMUS TECHNOLOGY COMING SOON TO A NETBOOK NEAR YOU

by Ken Brown

Earlier this week, technology press gushed about the versatility and simplicity of NVIDIA Optimus Technology. Optimus Technology automatically enables the NVIDIA GPU only when an application demands it, delivering great performance and increased battery life for notebooks.

So,what does this mean for NVIDIA ION netbooks?

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NVIDIA ION graphics reset expectations for netbooks last year with up to 10x faster graphics performance*, support for 1080p steaming video on sites like YouTube HD, and great gaming performance in titles like World of Warcraft.

With the versatility of Optimus technology, next-generation ION netbooks will be able to power down the GPU for basic tasks like web surfing, further extending battery life. When more graphics horsepower is needed, Optimus automatically enables the ION GPU to accelerate games and other graphics-intensive apps like media conversion.

Next-generation ION netbooks with Optimus technology will deliver an unbeatable combination of performance and battery life.

Stay tuned to the blog for more details…

* Based on 3DMark 2006 performance of NVIDIA ION with Atom 230 vs Intel GMA945 graphics with Atom 230.