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NVIDIA's deep expertise in visual and mobile computing, and its extensive collaboration with Microsoft Corp., mean that consumers will enjoy premium experiences running on NVIDIA-powered systems for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

PCs with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs will deliver exceptional experiences for editing photos and video, playing games and browsing the web because Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 now take advantage of graphics hardware. And NVIDIA Tegra processors will power a new generation of amazingly thin and light Windows RT devices that run for days on a single charge.



Windows RT marks the first time that PCs have been able to take advantage of incredibly efficient ARM-based processors like Tegra 3, enabling two weeks of connected standby time. The majority of Windows RT devices at launch use NVIDIA Tegra 3, including the ASUS Vivo Tab RT,Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Microsoft Surface RT.

"We've worked with Microsoft for three years to ensure that Windows RT delivers a seamless experience on mobile devices," said Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of computing products at NVIDIA. "Our experience with Windows and expertise on ARM makes NVIDIA specially qualified to deliver a premium Windows experience on any system -- from sexy and sleek Windows RT tablets to high-end gaming PCs."

For nearly two decades, NVIDIA has worked closely with Microsoft to provide graphics technologies and video drivers for Microsoft operating systems and APIs. NVIDIA engineers began working three years ago to support Microsoft's effort to take advantage of graphics hardware in Windows 8 and to extend its popular operating system to tablets. NVIDIA provided extensive support -- including development kits, software support and 500 man-years of engineering time -- in collaborating with Microsoft to deliver an amazing Windows experience on mobile devices.

In keeping with Microsoft's no-compromise experience, Windows RT will enhance productivity for mobile devices by including Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview, which includes Word 2013 RT, Excel 2013 RT, PowerPoint 2013 RT and OneNote 2013 RT.

Plus, Tegra-based Windows RT devices are great for gaming, powered by a 12-core NVIDIA GPU that renders realistic-looking scenes with dynamic lighting and real-time physics. NVIDIA will also extend its popular TegraZone application to Windows RT to make it easy for gamers to identify the most compelling games for Tegra-powered Windows RT devices.

For GeForce customers planning to upgrade their operating system, NVIDIA has already released Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL)-certified GeForce drivers to help ensure that their PCs are ready for Windows 8.
 
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Why do they even mention two weeks of standby time? That is like saying I have a newspaper that I COULD read sitting on the table for 3000 days before the ink fades. Or saying, hey, if you forget to charge your device it will have enough power after the first week to power on and tell you it needs charged before shutting down.

Congratulations on telling us how long we can't use our device before we really can't use it.
 

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No thanks, I will stick with the red team. $269.99 netted me a 7950 @ 1200 core

Bye bye :)
 

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No thanks, I will stick with the red team. $269.99 netted me a 7950 @ 1200 core

Bye bye :)
Not the place dude... not the place :shadedshu
 
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Why do they even mention two weeks of standby time? That is like saying I have a newspaper that I COULD read sitting on the table for 3000 days before the ink fades. Or saying, hey, if you forget to charge your device it will have enough power after the first week to power on and tell you it needs charged before shutting down.

Congratulations on telling us how long we can't use our device before we really can't use it.
To be mind or not to be? Not to be.
 
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Its true! NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences for sure! I installed the latest NVIDIA drivers in my Window 8 and it washed my car and messaged my feet!
 
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Its true! NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences for sure! I installed the latest NVIDIA drivers in my Window 8 and it washed my car and messaged my feet!
You forgot the laundry and the dinner... also automatically ordered beer delivery to the fridge...
 
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I plan on buying for those features alone, and how long I can't use my device while it uses its power.

And drink vodka, we will all drink vodka and talk about how we can't use our device.
 
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I just wish nVidia bundled more games with their cards, but they don't post whopping losses sadly.
 
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Its true! NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences for sure! I installed the latest NVIDIA drivers in my Window 8 and it washed my car and messaged my feet!
:laugh: And soon we will see monitors with "Compatible with Windows 8" tag. It's like putting a sticker on a car that says "Compatible with the street" :roll:
 
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AMD is turning the graphics division into their whipping boy for CPU's
 

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Really? That Tegra thing do not even supports DirectX 11...
 
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:laugh: And soon we will see monitors with "Compatible with Windows 8" tag. It's like putting a sticker on a car that says "Compatible with the street" :roll:
That already happened with Vista. :banghead:

Probably with XP, too, but I can't recall.
 
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Given the title there is some truley pointless venomous posts,with this news i just see a reassertion to the masses that there stuffs ok with win8:D
 
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Hey, at least NVIDIA still supports GPUs from 8 years ago when AMD left legacy PowerXPress (HD 4250 + HD 5650) and DX10 cards from 3 years ago hanging out to dry. I have to run 12.6 drivers on my IGP and 12.3 drivers on my HD 5650 in Windows 8 just to get them working (and I'm stuck on the high-performance GPU which at least is better than being stuck with just the HD 4250). My notebook isn't even 2 years old yet.
 
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Notebook drivers are usually the mfg's responsibility due to them also designing the motherboards.

4XXXand 5XXX series are older than 3 years.

Hanging out to dry, by that you mean they have a driver that works. So the issue is?.......
 
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PowerXPress is the issue. I have to use 2 different drivers simultaneously to even get both cards working, and the manufacturer driver is 10.4 which is terribly ancient. I can't install anything newer than 12.3 on my HD 5650 or I am greeted by endless BSODs, and I can't disable the HD 4250 as it is attached to the display outputs. Installing the driver update on Windows Update makes the computer unusable and I have to system restore, and Toshiba has done nothing about the video driver situation (but conveniently has drivers for every other part of the system for Windows 8).

It's funny how I need an older driver on the newer card to even get it working, and I can't switch cards. No driver on the HD 5650 means no backlit keyboard and button lights either on my Toshiba A665D-S6091.
 
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For me after many years as windows/PC user i have never seen a new OS to be faster.
Windows 98 faster than XP but crashed and buggy as hell, had to switch at some point because hardware was that fast it wouldn't matter how hungry XP was.
Then comes Windows ME/2000, buggy and not a big improvemnt from XP, so XP stayed.
Then comes Windows Vista, after the stellar XP proffesional who would move to a very hungry OS like Vista.
So comes the day when more and more editing apps become 64 bit only ( adobe ), the need for more memory and the must have dx11, with very big regrets i left the best OS Microsoft made, Windows XP.
Even now if i were to test apps that work in XP compared to windows 7 and XP wins.
I would've kept XP forever if it worked with apps i need but Microsoft needs money to exist.
 
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