Nvidia Demonstrate Windows 8 On Tegra 3 Powered Tablet
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At CES 2012 Nvidia demonstrated Windows 8 running on a tablet powered by Nvidia’s new Tegra 3 processor, which is built on the ARM architecture rather than the traditional x86 that Intel and AMD use and dominate the market with.
In the past Windows didn’t support ARM processors which meant that Intel and AMD were the only real players in the processor market. However ARM processors have become more popular in mobile devices since they are more energy efficient and offer high performance as well as good battery life. Nvidia’s latest processor the Tegra 3 is a perfect example of this.
Microsoft said that they were going to add support for ARM processors in Windows 8, but apart from a brief glimpse at their Build conference last year, yesterday was the first time we finally got to see Windows 8 working and running on a Tegra 3 powered tablet.
Nobody really got to have a hands on with the tablet, and we’re not really sure what kind of one it is. At the moment all that you can see is the Nvidia branding on it. It’s rumoured that it could be by ASUS who produced the first Tegra 3 powered devices so it may possibly be a variation of their upcoming tablet.
Nvidia demonstrated a variety of demanding games running perfectly well on the tablet.
Nvidia’s CEO was very excited about the prospects this year. Between Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows 8, there’s ample opportunities for tablet makers and consumers coming up this year. It will be very exciting to see what tablets are released alongside Windows 8 when it hits the market towards the end of this year. I feel that if Windows 8 is to be a success, it really needs to enter with a big range of high spec tablets.
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