HD Hardware Accelerated Atom Platform, the perfect HTPC client?!
Atom + 9400M = the ultimate low power, low noise, small form factor HTPC client?!
Atom is honestly fast enough for many tasks,
delivering the performance of a mainstream notebook from 4 years ago.
The problem is that there are some applications that are commonplace
today that can’t run on Atom. HD video playback isn’t possible on Atom
+ 945G platforms because the CPU isn’t fast enough to decode high
bitrate video (much less H.264) and the chipset doesn’t support HD
video decode acceleration.
NVIDIA saw an opportunity with Atom. Intel had a
very popular CPU, that could be used in many more environments if it
could only be paired with a more powerful chipset. Enter the GeForce