As usual, we tripped through the Asus product booth this year at CES. And in traditional Asus fashion, we were privy to some sights and sounds that were rather interesting. If you've been paying attention, you've probably noticed that Asus is making a big push into the notebook space and has even managed to penetrate some of the major brick and mortar retailers like Best Buy. As such, Asus had a lot on display regarding their Notebook and UMPC offerings, with lots Eee PCs of course, front and center. However, tucked off in the corner we stumbled upon a previously released model that was updated with a next generation mobile GPU from NVIDIA.
Asus G1Sn with NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS GPU
The Asus G1Sn notebook you're seeing here is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS mobile graphics processor. According to the system properties, the 9500M GS has a GPU code name of G84 and in this particular configuration, it is coupled to 512MB of frame buffer memory. Based on the naming convention, we would speculate that this is a mid-range mobile GPU - and we expect it to perform as such - but with features similar to that of the upcoming GeForce 9 series of graphics processors, and with the potential for a Hybrid Power implementation when used with future nForce mobile chipsets.