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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RE: These bigwigs need to GAFC
by melgross on Thu 29th Jan 2009 21:49 UTC in reply to "These bigwigs need to GAFC"
melgross
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First of all, the iBook never used a G5. It used the older, much slower, and less efficient mobile G4. Big difference. Apple never had a G5 laptop.

Secondly, cpu's that are years out of date aren't of much interest today. People's expectations go up year by year. What matters is today's competition, not that of four years ago.

When compared to the slowest of "normal" laptop chips, the Atom is pretty weak. But, it doesn't matter, because it's just dandy for what it's intended for.

Give it another year, and it will be better. But, it will always lag well behind chips designed for higher performance and power consumption.

By the time it will do video editing at a speed that people today would accept as being usable, expectations will have moved to the point where people then won't consider it to be usable.

And so it goes.

I'm not criticizing the chip, but some people here are struggling with their announcements about how well it runs some software. I've played with it, and it struggles with most anything other than what it comes with.

But, that's fine, it's not intended for those apps.

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