The Eee PC 1000HV is a new netbook from Asus available exclusively in Italy (for now). It looks almost exactly like the Eee PC 1000HE, which makes sense since for all intents and purposes it’s the same machine with one major difference: The Eee PC 1000HE has integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics while the Eee PC 1000HV has a discrete ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphics card.
Eee PC.it has published a handful of benchmarks from a user who has already picked up an Eee PC 1000HV. In most tests, the new netbook achieves the same scores as its predecessor, which makes sense since it has the same processor, hard drive, and other hardware. But it blows away the Eee PC 1000HE and pretty much every other netbook when it comes to OpenGL performance, with a score of 10,564, which is about 15 times higher than the scores found on most Intel Atom mini-laptops with integrated graphics.
The netbook is also the first Eee PC to make use of the High Definition Movie mode in the Super Hybrid Engine, which appears to overclock the CPU to its maximum settings to provide the best possible viewing experience when watching 1080p videos.