Nvidia selects VIA's Nano for Ion 2 platform

Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang has revealed that the company’s next-generation Ion platform will be based on VIA’s Nano CPU, rather than Intel’s Atom and will arrive later this year. The claims revolve around Nvidia’s claims that it has a license to make chipsets for Intel’s CPUs that have an integrated memory controller, and Intel says that Nvidia […]

Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang has revealed that the company’s next-generation Ion platform will be based on VIA’s Nano CPU, rather than Intel’s Atom and will arrive later this year. The claims revolve around Nvidia’s claims that it has a license to make chipsets for Intel’s CPUs that have an integrated memory controller, and Intel says that Nvidia has no such license. Speaking frankly in an official statement, Huang claimed that "at the heart of this issue is that the CPU has run its course and the soul of the PC is shifting quickly to the GPU. This is clearly an attempt to stifle innovation to protect a decaying CPU business."

Source:→ bit-tech.net