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Next Generation ION
GPU Engine Specs  
CUDA Cores Up to 16
Memory Specs  
Standard Memory Configs 512MB DDR3
512MB DDR2
256MB DDR3
Memory Interface Width Up to 64-bit
Feature Support  
Hardware Video Decode Acceleration* SD & HD
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology yes
Certified for Windows 7 yes
Microsoft DirectX Up to 10.1
OpenGL 3.1
Audio HDA
Display Support  
Maximum Digital Resolution 2560x1600
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536
Netbook Supported Display Connectors HDMI
Desktop Supported Display Connectors Dual-Link DVI
Multi Monitor yes
HDCP* yes

* - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
- Playback of HDCP-protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components.

First Generation ION
  NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor NVIDIA® ION-LE graphics processor
Intended Operating System Windows 7, Windows Vista,
Windows XP
Windows XP
Memory Interface DDR3-1066
DirectX 10 Support Yes No
Graphics Cores 16 Up to 16
Core/Shader Clocks 450/1100 MHz 450/1100 MHz
Texture Fill Rate 3.6 Billion/second 3.6 Billion/second
Max. Anti-Aliasing (AA) Sample Rate 16x 16x
RAMDACs 300MHz 300MHz
Max. High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Precision 128-bit 128-bit
Max. Analog Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
Max Digital Resolution 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1600
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Yes
With Full HD decode (1080i/p)
With Full HD decode (1080i/p)
Display options HDMI, dual-link DVI,
DP, or VGA (any 2)
HDMI, dual-link DVI,
DP, or VGA (any 2)
PCI-Express 2.0 20 lanes
1 x16
4 x1
20 lanes
1 x16
4 x1
SATA drives 6 6
SATA speed 3Gb/s 3Gb/s
RAID 0,1 0,1
Networking 10/100/1000 10/100/1000
USB ports 12 / 2C 12 / 2C
PCI Slots 5 5
Audio HDA (Azalia) HDA (Azalia)