Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Jan 2009 12:11 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Currently, NVIDIA is really missing out on the netbook market, which is dominated by all-Intel platform designs. NVIDIA has finally woken up to this reality, and the outspoken cofounder, president, and CEO of NVIDIA, Jen-Hsun Huang, has launched an all-out campaign to promote his company's Ion platform - and he isn't shy of flinging some poo to Intel and netbooks in general.
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Atom is the Great Cure for Software Bloat
by BrendaEM on Thu 29th Jan 2009 12:30 UTC
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While the Atom chip isn't much, it was accompanied by millions of votes for smaller less expensive computers. The age of the 10 inch form factor is upon us, and the computer is officially a commodity, a true consumer item, and regrettably, for the first time--disposable.

So, where does that leave Nvidia, well, that's up to them. As far as the small computer market, they have a lot of work to do because the integrated thing they are talking about, will be a 45nm GPU, and if I worked up the peninsula at nVidia, I wouldn't sleep so soundly.

Incidentally, tell nVidia, Rhinoceros 3D CAD runs on my netbook, not as fast as if nVidia had made a GPU for it, but it does run. Tell Adobe, when I want the software updates off--I mean off! Meaning that doing things such as having a bloated insubordinate updater that does what it wants to--isn't going to give them a good face in the world of netbooks. Tell EA, I'm not buying a game from you, until I hear articles about how you respect your employees better, and honor your contracted commitments.

[It's just a gut feeling, but I believe that the Atom will be refined, and multiplied into a massive multi-core setup. Meanwhile, Nvidia is pulling punches with Intel, not trying to replace the CPU with the GPU on the desktop. As a consumer, I want to see both of these fights.]

Edited 2009-01-29 12:41 UTC

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