Nvidia Partners With VIA For The Cheapest Vista Premium PC

During their financial analyst meeting, Nvidia revealed their plans for what they called "the world's most affordable Vista Premium PC".

Instead of utilizing Intel or AMD's processors, for the new platform Nvidia chose to go with VIA's Isaiah processor coupled with an integrated Nvidia graphics chipset. According to Nvidia, this combination is good for a total of 36 GFLOPS in comparison to a mere 6.4 GFLOPS for a comparable Celeron-based system with an Intel 945 IGP/ICH4 chipset.

NVIDIA also claims that its platform will be Windows Vista Premium capable, support Blu-ray HD and DX10, and cost less than $45.

VIA Isaiah processor does indeed offer performance on bar with current Intel Celeron offerings, but the real test should be against Intel's upcoming Atom processor.

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Nvidia Partners With VIA For The Cheapest Vista Premium PC

Vista does suck, i used it. winxp is the way, vista is an eyesore, it asks if it should allow to run a program i clicked on etc. overbloated with useless bling-bling, and totally new layout, so u really have to look hard for what ur looking for ex. control panel. but i guess some people still prefer it, fair enough imo, we are not forced to install vista yet. btw linux is superior to windowsas for cheap gaming and HD. if u gonna do it, do it properly imo. dont buy the best, but dont buy something that pretends to be high end. marketing tricks, they say its cool now, it will just be a suprise when u buy it imo

Nvidia Partners With VIA For The Cheapest Vista Premium PC

Granted Vista has its problems and annoyances for some people, I've had just as many problems as I'd have with an XP system at the same time. No biggie, not every piece of software is perfect. Of course, Linux and OSX are great operating systems, better than Windows in most aspects for some people.But the point is with this new cheap rig, DX10 is the newest, Vista is the only OS that runs DX10, so ya gotta deal with it or pay w/e it costs to get a DX9 set up.

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