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.
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