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Nvidia Shows Off Ion 2 GPU Superiority in IE9

Nvidia yesterday blogged about IE9, speaking briefly about how the browser was built to take advantage of the GPU. The company also posted a video showing what IE9 will look like with GPU-accelerated HTML5, JavaScript and Direct 2D technology on the new ION-powered Asus EeePC 1201 PN and compared this to what users with traditional Atom-powered netbooks can expect.

Check it out below and let us know what you think!

  • sunzeal
    o.o IE 9 is gonna
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  • sunzeal
    IE9 is gonna rock, hope it is faster, with faster tab browsing & yea FASTER.
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  • mianmian
    why the basic graphics of the Atom could not do it? It's not 3D, but just 2D anyway.
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  • dan117
    They're about to roll out ION 2 and I have yet to find a good ION 1 netbook at a good price (most are 170$ more than the Intel based versions, not 50$ like they said). Also I haven't seen one to use Core 2 Solo, it's 2x better Mhz for Mhz.
    Got 34s in SuperPI 1M with a 1,4 Ghz Core 2 Solo, 11,6 inch netbook that was less than 500$, and my gaming PC (3 Ghz AMD dual core) got about 28s. I could almost play a source engine game(CSS) and Audiosurf with the Intel GPU.
    If you combine that CPU with ION 2 you get one unstoppable netbook.
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  • Arguggi
    7 theme on the ION Netbook isn't set to Aero which can be quite resource demanding, comparison fail?
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  • ravewulf
    sunzealIE9 is gonna rock, hope it is faster, with faster tab browsing & yea FASTER.It is MUCH faster :D

    You can download and install the IE9 preview here http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/
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  • sliem
    That's a huge difference.
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  • Jaseball
    Agreed dan117. Been looking for a decently priced Ion1 netbook for a year and then decided to hold off for the new Atom or the Core2 solo and then for Ion2 as well. The prices are way too high, so I went the opposite way and got a 17 inch I7 processor with Nvidia 230M video. This laptop is bulky, but it runs Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company, and other recent games with little trouble and the LED backed LCD screen is really nice as well.
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  • the hedgehog
    It's cool to see how IE is moving forward.

    Yeah competitiveness!!! ^-^
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  • mayne92
    Pretty impressive
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