Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • phoronix
    started a topic NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

    NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

    Phoronix: NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

    Earlier this year NVIDIA introduced the ION, which is their new system platform that pairs a GeForce 9400M GPU with an Intel Atom processor to make it an appealing platform for those desiring a netbook or nettop computer but are interested in a higher level of graphics performance than what is currently possible with Intel's integrated graphics. Products using the NVIDIA ION have been slow to emerge, but in recent weeks, we have begun seeing more devices around, including those from smaller manufacturers. One company that is now selling an ION-powered nettop is ZaReason, which is a Linux-focused hardware company. In this article we have a whole arsenal of Linux-based tests showing off the NVIDIA graphics performance with the Intel Atom processor under Linux.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13941

  • Cyvillian
    replied
    Originally posted by scoobscoob View Post
    I love the hardware/linux reviews you create... thank you for that!

    When it comes to the new ION platform however, there is one test
    I would like to see added to the reviews:

    Flash Playback in full screen:
    - HD flash: http://www.adobe.com/products/hdvideo/hdgallery/
    - Hulu samples
    - Youtube samples.

    All the number crunching with the various games is all fine in most
    cases but it still fails to let us know how the thing will behave
    if we try to put it in the living room running boxee!

    I don't expect a quantitative review, just a subjective: works well or
    a little jerky etc....
    Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!
    - Christian
    Just built an Ion nettop a little while ago. Most flash is laughably bad, the Atom can barely scale regular flash to 1280x720, forget about HD flash. When there's adequate GPU accelerated Flash for Linux, this'll be better, but not now. Fullscreen Hulu is out too.

    As for power consumption, I'm receiving 17 watts idle, 21-22 watts under full CPU and GPU load.

    Leave a comment:


  • scoobscoob
    replied
    A very desirable add-on to the test suite

    I love the hardware/linux reviews you create... thank you for that!

    When it comes to the new ION platform however, there is one test
    I would like to see added to the reviews:

    Flash Playback in full screen:
    - HD flash: http://www.adobe.com/products/hdvideo/hdgallery/
    - Hulu samples
    - Youtube samples.

    All the number crunching with the various games is all fine in most
    cases but it still fails to let us know how the thing will behave
    if we try to put it in the living room running boxee!

    I don't expect a quantitative review, just a subjective: works well or
    a little jerky etc....
    Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!
    - Christian

    Leave a comment:


  • brazz
    replied
    Sound

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

    Earlier this year NVIDIA introduced the ION, which is their new system platform that pairs a GeForce 9400M GPU with an Intel Atom processor to make it an appealing platform for those desiring a netbook or nettop computer but are interested in a higher level of graphics performance than what is currently possible with Intel's integrated graphics. Products using the NVIDIA ION have been slow to emerge, but in recent weeks, we have begun seeing more devices around, including those from smaller manufacturers. One company that is now selling an ION-powered nettop is ZaReason, which is a Linux-focused hardware company. In this article we have a whole arsenal of Linux-based tests showing off the NVIDIA graphics performance with the Intel Atom processor under Linux.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13941
    And what about sound or silent ...

    Leave a comment:


  • TheK
    replied
    ..and add a test about power consumption, as there I see a chance for the nvidia-driver to destroy this great result..

    Leave a comment:


  • tball
    replied
    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Please re-run using the latest official drivers.

    185.18.14 is now the current official release.

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122606
    With that and the latest kernel/intel combination where the worst regressions from intel are fixed, could be interesting.

    Leave a comment:


  • L33F3R
    replied
    not bad. It would certainly be something I would look at. Although I would need at least 12 inches of screen so netbook is out of the question...

    Leave a comment:


  • deanjo
    replied
    Please re-run using the latest official drivers.

    185.18.14 is now the current official release.

    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122606

    Leave a comment:


  • Vadi
    replied
    Awesome thing.

    Leave a comment:


  • mendieta
    replied
    Ah, thanks, Michael. And yes, I got confused, because I read somewhere else that they were considering an ION netbook. Thanks for clarifying that!

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X