Acer to use Nvidia's Ion 2 graphics chip in upcoming Pineview systems?

By Matthew ยท 8 replies
Dec 7, 2009
  1. Anonymous sources from PC makers told DigiTimes that Acer has placed an order for Nvidia's Ion 2 chipsets. Ion 2 is compatible with Intel's upcoming Pineview Atom processors, and Acer will inevitably use the graphics chip in some of its revamped low-powered systems -- such as the AspireRevo nettop or Aspire One netbook.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,648   +1,091

    I'm amazed at how much acer has grown in the last few years. From underdog to topdog in such a short time?
  3. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    I see all that Acer has done over the last few years but still cannot get over their old craptasticness and I think that is what is holding alot of people back as well...
  4. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    They weren't really underdog, I'd say they where more silent. Its just when they started developing netbooks things started to change.
  5. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    A netbook with two graphic cores - now that's smart for the battery life :p
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,283   +900

    The whole idea of new tech designed for low-powered systems means even if you don't believe it, to be more efficient in power terms, so yes, it might be very smart.
  7. lfg18

    lfg18 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    It seems like a good idea to improve the performance netbooks have, they would probably be able to run something more than Internet explorer and word, but I wonder if they would affect battery life
  8. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    They are being forced to do this by Intel who isn't providing a processor/chipset without the graphics core. Maybe Asus got a chance to benchmark the graphics core and decided it wasn't powerfull enough, or they may be pushing the GPU accelerated Flash (i know Nvidia and ATI are supporting this, havn't heard about Intel yet though).
  9. wow i hope this makes gaming better on the spire one
    though i can play spore fine on it though
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