NVIDIA Ion pitted against Broadcom Crystal HD
Many have been disappointed with the graphics capabilities of netbooks, especially the lack of a GPU. Users are missing out on HD videos on the internet, watching high-def movies and playing some of the newer games. And so NVIDIA and Broadcom offered their own solution to this problem. Netbooked has the results from the bout between the two chips: the ION and Crystal HD Decoder.
In the final tally, Crystal HD seems to be the big winner and with it you can enjoy great HD video though it doesn’t perform as well as the ION on gaming. It only sips a bit of battery juice when on use so you can enjoy a long movie marathon on a single charge. This must be why Intel picked them to accompany their new motherboards and machines.