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NVIDIA Ion platform said to be at the basis of Apple's upcoming Mac Mini

Written by IT News on 2:32 AM

According to a recent report article about the hardware, NVIDIA can Apple second power, a highly anticipated Mac Mini. It seems that these changes will be built on the chip maker is Ion platform that combines the highly successful Intel Atom processor, designed for netbooks and GeForce 9400 graphics processor, which is already active in a part of Apple's newer systems.

NVIDIA Ion platform designed as an alternative to small large computer-driven low-power Intel Atom processor and chipset. With Ion, a chip manufacturer must allow it to come up with desktop computers that offer decent performance and almost all the features available for the entire desktop. Because of the Ion small format, these systems are significantly smaller package with a more reasonable price.

Back when we had our first experience with the Ion in December last year, of course, we have a feeling that we were NVIDIA version of the Mac Mini. The system is small and the overall performance specifications to allow full-HD video decoding chip maker using CUDA technology, the GPU can be used for general purpose computing.

According to Tom's Hardware Resources, a partner NVIDIA confirmed Ion in the upcoming Mac Mini. Moreover, it seems that Apple was among the first prototype device receives from Ion, long before other NVIDIA partners had the opportunity to work with it. This could mean that the new Mac Mini powered by an Intel Atom 330 processor, together with the GeForce 9400 GPU. The solution could be at the lowest price Mac on the market, allowing a greater number of customers to use Apple's exclusive operating system.

The Ion-based Mac Mini is said to be planned for March release around the same time as CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany.

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