Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has revealed that a version of his company's Ion platform for Via processors will arrive later this year, DigiTimes reports. The graphics firm actually announced a platform for Via's Nano processors all the way back in April 2008, long before we heard anything about Ion.
DigiTimes doesn't say much about the upcoming Via platform, although it notes that Nvidia and Via showed a system with a Nano processor and GeForce 9400 integrated graphics at Computex 2008 last June. That probably means the Via-bound Ion 2 platform will be very much like its Intel counterpart—except with potentially faster processors.
In our benchmarks, we saw that a 1.8GHz Nano often outran a single-core 1.6GHz Atom. Intel does make dual-core Atoms now, though, and Nvidia included one with its Ion reference system. Last we heard, Nano will make the move to dual-core at the end of this year.
|ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy||4|
|Miniature Golf Day Shortbread||10|
|GeForce 385.69 drivers are Game Ready for a ton of titles||2|
|Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more||3|
|Google acqui-hires 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion||22|
|Some of AMD's next chips will arrive on GloFo's new 12LP process||37|
|The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition||62|
|Intel shows off 10-nm Cannon Lake wafer and talks process tech||26|
|AOC Agon AG322QCX offers 32" of gaming goodness on the cheap||24|
|I still would strongly recommend against any of Kaby-Lake X SKUs unless you plan on upgrading to a Skylake-X down the road. Just stick with 7700K and...||+22|