New Pine View Atom will have DX9 graphics

Old Graphics on a new Chip.

Published Thu, Feb 12 2009 2:46 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:37 PM CST
It looks like the new Atom with the Integrated GPU will still only be a DX9 part.

The GPU that will be going side by side with the 32nm Atom pineview will be none other than the GMA950, the same underperforming GPU that you find in the 945GSE chipset but shrunk down to 45nm and with a higher clock.

The new Pineview, although it will not have the most amazing graphics will feature an IMC (Internal Memory Controller) that will be paired up with the GPU. This will allow up to DDR2 800 memory.

Overall the new Atom when combined with the Tiger Point chipset will reduce the total kit package by 70% and Total TDP for the package by 50%.

This all may be moot as I am sure part of the agreement to license SLI for the DX580SO included some ION agreements.

Read more here at Fudzilla.

New Pine View Atom will have DX9 graphics

Both the graphics and the memory controller are on the CPU and the new memory controller can support DDR2 800 memory. Nvidia now really has a chance with its Ion and the fact that Intel just licensed SLI for its Smackover X58 reference motherboard, means that there might be an agreement between Intel and Nvidia that will give Ion a chance.

Since we believe that Intel's G45 "DirectX 10" IGP doesn't feature what you'd call good performance, we don't even want to start bashing the 945G, Lakeport-G. Do we need to remind you that Lakeport-G, the 945G is almost four-year-old graphics technology and in the world of graphics, four years is like a century. So, the new Pineview Atom that arrives in late 2009 for dual and early 2010 for single core CPU will have lame and slow graphics, and that's the bottom line.

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