ASUS Eee PC 1015PN Benchmarked – Handles HD Media, Gaming Performance Halved
There’s no denying that the ASUS Eee PC 1015PN with a dual core Atom N550 processor and Nvidia ION 2 graphics is one of the most exciting netbooks to come out in years and we’re all eager to see how it performs with the lower end 8-core ION chip as opposed to the 16-core version given to netbooks larger than 10-inch in size. Richard over at EeePC.it has just completed some benchmarks on the new netbook.
Conclusion? It handles any sort of HD media playback fine but gaming performance is almost halved with performance slotting in just above the ATI Radeon HD 4200 series on board the new Nile platform (single core models).
As we’ve heard before Nvidia Optimus is not enabled on Windows Starter although you can upgrade and enable it and switching between integrated and ION graphics requires a reboot.