NVIDIA announce Windows 8 video driver certification

NVIDIA announce Windows 8 video driver certification

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When Windows Vista was launched one of the first hitches to hit the OS was poor driver support but it looks like that is not going to be the case this time with Windows 8. NVIDIA have announced that it’s R302 drivers have been certified by Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Lab. Next week the certified drivers will be released with support the new Windows Display Model v1.2, correct drivers are a vital part of the Windows ecosystem so its good to see NVIDIA and Microsoft working together.

 

In conjunction with today’s launch of Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview and the opening of the Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) for Windows 8, NVIDIA has received Windows 8 certification for its new R302 graphics drivers.

The WHQL certification of R302 drivers highlights the fact that NVIDIA is in lock-step with Microsoft and is fully prepared for Windows 8.

The new Windows 8 WHQL-certified GeForce R302 drivers will be available for download early next week from GeForce.com (Note: R302 drivers will be Windows 8 only. Other Windows operating systems will continue to use R300 drivers).

NVIDIA’s Windows 8 drivers support all the features in the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2. The drivers also support award-winning NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3DTV Play products, allowing you to play more than 600 games, watch Blu-ray movies and view photos – all in 3D.

For more information on the Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview, please visit: http://preview.windows.com

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