ION2 did not come up at the CES but now we’ve got some meaty details regarding the next-gen ION by way of Asus’ EeeTop PC’s brochure leak. Blogeee discovered the ION2 mention in a listing of Asus’ EeeTop ET2010PNT and according to the doc, ION2 is the same as G310 GPU, which supposedly is a rebranded G210.
Nvidia had confirmed that the next-gen ION will be compatible with Intel’s PineTrail platform and since PineTrail CPUs are embedded with graphics and a memory controller, Nvidia had the only one option – to go discrete, which is what they’ve done.
It will be interesting to see how much increase the new platform will give but if previous hearsays are to be believed, it is expected to be twice as powerful and energy efficient than the original ION.
As for the Taiwanese all-in-one, there are no pointers whatsoever to suggest its probable launch but H1 2010 seems more logical, provided Nvidia officially outs ION2 by then.