Nvidia ION 2 is a G218 GPU?

January 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Nvidia IONThere are many question marks over exactly how Nvidia plans to offer its ION graphics solution to Intel Pine Trail netbooks. SemiAccurate is now reporting that ION 2 will not be a chipset, unlike the original ION, but will instead be a G218 GPU “with a few ports added on”.

Two parts are due (GT218-ION-A3 and GT218-ILV-A3) that will be DX10.1 compatible. The G218 will not offer the advancements as rumoured before, and will only see 16 cores running at 535MHz and 1230MHz memory. The TDP of the new chip will be 12W and under 5W at idle.

The inclusion of the chip is likely to reverse the battery gains made by Intel on its new Pine Trail chips. However, I’m sure those looking for extra muscle would be willing to trade-off the worse battery life for better 3D performance. It will be connected over a 1x PCI-E 2.0 link according to the report.

Via Netbooked.


1,536 Responses to “Nvidia ION 2 is a G218 GPU?”

  1. Charlie Barkin said:
    January 3rd, 2010 9:18 PM

    Oh please. The ion2 = g218 rumor was started by Charlie Demerjian. The same guy who thought Larrabee was going to be in PS4. The same guy who thought Google was going to buy Valve. No information from Charlie should be taken seriously. Do some homework before blindly copying an ‘article’ from Charlie D.

  2. AMD Phenom said:
    January 3rd, 2010 10:06 PM

    Yeap that’s the marvel of Internet. Rumor is becoming part of the show more and more often.

  3. klatscho said:
    January 3rd, 2010 11:28 PM

    … and the same guy that stated fermi would be delayed to q2/2010 2 months ago. he is not always right, but when it comes to nvidia related stuff, he almost always is. and given the architecture of pinetrail, the rumour seems very likely.

  4. Stephen said:
    January 5th, 2010 1:03 AM

    Demerjian is the same guy that stated DFI was exiting the consumer motherboard business in January. That one also turned out to be false.


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