For tree huggers and Nvidia fanboys
released officially released a new, power efficient P45 motherboard based around a rather novel and odd concept.
DFI's Hybrid board features Intel's P45 chipset coupled with Nvidia's
ION, so it basically packs two independent platforms. We already
mentioned it in September, here
, and not much has changed since then really.
The board features a KVM and LAN switch on board, allowing you to use
it with a single monitor, keyboard and mouse. Basically, users can opt
for the ION platform when they don't need much performance and save up
to 65% of energy, at least according to DFI's testing.
The only real downside is the price. The board is expected to sell at nearly $400, which doesn't sound like a very good deal.