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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He's a salesman first
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 29th Jan 2009 14:56 UTC
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We’re huge fans of the Nano, and the way that we support it is with discrete graphics. In the near future we’ll support it with our Ion platform as well. Not this particular Ion platform, but our next-generation Ion platform. At that point we’ll support Atoms, Celerons, Core 2 duos, Nanos. We want to support as many processors as we can.


I really hope this is true. Previously, it was rumored Nvidia was using support for Nano as bargaining chip with Intel. The deal was Nvidia would drop support for Via's Nano, and Intel would decouple Atom CPUs from the chipset.

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/15835

the Atom platform is creating an installed base of PCs that’s going to eventually hurt the PC software industry.


Atom hurts the semiconductor industry more then the software industry. Intel has been selling lots of Atoms, but the margins are so thin they aren't helping Intel's profits.

Software is fairly elastic, and it will be adapted to the platform people want to run it on. Not to mention Atom is a fairly capable processor, and it's not as much of a slouch as he would have people believe.

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RE: He's a salesman first
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 29th Jan 2009 15:58 in reply to "He's a salesman first"
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2005-07-06

Not to mention Atom is a fairly capable processor, and it's not as much of a slouch as he would have people believe.


No kidding - the whole "netbooks are underpowered" line just serves as a reminder of how relative computer performance really is. The slowest Atom-based netbook would have looked like a high-end workstation compared to the vast majority of desktop systems that were available 10 years ago.

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