HP Mini 311 plays Call of Duty 4 – Video

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Sure, NVIDIA has been demonstrating how the ION chipset can handle modern video games since the start of the year. But just in case you haven’t gotten the message yet, Xavier from Notebooks.com put together a little video showing one of the newest NVIDIA ION powered laptops playing Call of Duty 4. I’ve embedded the video after the page break.

Sure, he had to set the game’s graphics to the lowest settings. But the gme plays pretty smoothly,. which is pretty impressive for any machine with a low power 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor. Clearly the NVIDIA graphics chip does most of the heavy lifting.

Xavier also has videos showing how the ION chipset helps with video transcoding (with supported software) and video upscaling. You can check those videos uut at Notebooks.com.


  • Joshua Ochs

    I'm sure Call of Duty 4 is more intensive, but I've been able to play World of Warcraft on my Eee 901 (likewise on lowest settings) for the last year. So it's been possible to play 3D games – but perhaps not so enjoyable.

  • Ivan

    I want an ION (full, no LE) + CULV + 4Gb RAM + 250Gb HD + 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixels display + 6 cell Li-Ion battery + Windows 7. When is that?

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  • philip_0729

    Probably around the time windows 7 launches ;) luckyly (is that a word?) i don't need a netbook till this time next year when they should have matured nicely into decent second machines :)

  • Dave Clarke

    !news. How long has the n10j been around? Considering the atom is just an onboard solution with shared video ram, it doesn't surprise me one bit.

  • Name

    This is exactly what I want, but since ION is for Atom, this is not going to happen.

  • Weet

    I don't understand the obsession with “full” ion instead of LE. Is anyone going to actually use the features of DX10? There aren't any games out right now which look much better with DX10 and you're not going to be playing these games on high enough visual levels for the difference to be seen in the first place…. The Ion LE will probably use less power without any real world negatives in usage. Am I missing something?

  • qxy

    I've gotten WoW to work on my 900HA as well, not too badly. The Sims 3 only runs about 10 fps and is slow-paced (partly due to game clock without options to accelerate at a reasonable pace) but also runs, a little arduously.

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  • wiiboy101uk

    whats more impessive isnt that it runs ,but that its running from a pc version designed for gaming pc's, now imagine a ion built version it would easily double the performance treating ion spec like a console format…tegra is also powerful if tegra 2 has a gpu on par with ion and a dualcore a9 expect cod4 at x360 settings level easy tegra 2 will be 4x tegra 1 and rumored to be DS-HD's chip set cod 4 60 frames on a dualscreen handheld now imagine a full power mode and over-clock wen in mains power-mode feeding a home hd-tv PREDTO NINTENDO HYBRED Wii-HD,DS-HD mythical hybred console comith NOT FAR FETCHED AT ALL…….

  • ed

    hi, thanks for this review, i have one cuestion, the video memory, is shared on this netbook? i see in some places that the video memory is up to 319mb, but is shared with the RAM memory?
    i like this netbook alot :D
    regards

  • ed

    hi, thanks for this review, i have one cuestion, the video memory, is shared on this netbook? i see in some places that the video memory is up to 319mb, but is shared with the RAM memory?
    i like this netbook alot :D
    regards

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