Nvidia readies Windows 8 developer programme

Summary:The chip specialist has announced plans to run a Windows 8 developer programme for ARM and x86 devices, as well as its own processors, such as the Tegra and Tesla

Nvidia said on Tuesday that it will launch a Windows 8 developer programme for both ARM and x86 devices.

Windows 8, which was previewed at Microsoft's Build conference on Tuesday, is the first operating system from the software giant to focus on two architectures — x86, which dominates PCs, and ARM, which dominates smartphones and tablets.

Under Nvidia's programme, its quad-core Tegra processor, GeForce GPUs, Quadro and Tesla processors will be included.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Nvidia launches Windows 8 developer program on ZDNet.com.

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Topics: Windows, Processors


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