nVIDIA’s Ion is a 1.6GHz Atom 330 processor and a GeForce 9400M MCP with 16 integrated GeForce graphics cores.  This lets you handle DX10 graphics, NVIDIA CUDA and HD video on a 3″ x 4″ motherboard, or a complete system about the size of a good sandwich.  Not only did Legit Reveiws get to see a full working Ion, they were also able to benchmark it.

“The Pico-ITX form factor specifications call for the board to be 10 x 7.2 cm (3.9 x 2.8 in) and that is exactly what size the NVIDIA Ion board is. To get an idea of just how small the Pico-ITX form factor is you really need to place it next to an ATX motherboard, which is 305 mm wide by 244 mm deep (12″ x 9.6″). The NVIDIA Ion platform is dwarfed by today’s standard desktop motherboards, but at the same time still offers true-fidelity 7.1 HD audio and HDMI outputs that can do resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600…”

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