Microsoft to seed Windows 8 developers with Tegra 3 systems

By on March 1, 2012
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NVIDIA has partnered with Microsoft to distribute Tegra 3-equipped Windows 8 test systems to developers.

The PC will feature the powerful 4-Plus-1 architecture mobile processor, enabling developers to create apps for Windows 8 devices with ARM CPUs.

“NVIDIA has a long record of supporting software developers working on the cutting edge of innovation,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at NVIDIA. “We’re furthering this tradition by helping to realize the extraordinary potential of Windows on ARM processors, like Tegra 3.”

“Microsoft is excited to partner with NVIDIA to bring developers leading edge Windows on ARM test PCs to support the creation of compelling Metro style app and device experiences for Windows 8,” said Aidan Marcuss, Senior Director of Business Planning, Microsoft.

Microsoft yesterday launched the consumer preview build for Windows 8. It can be downloaded from here. The retail version is expected some time this year.


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