NVIDIA gets Windows 8 drivers certification

 NVIDIA gets Windows 8 drivers certification

Early adopters of Windows 8 won’t have to worry about NVIDIA driver issues as NVIDIA announced earlier this week that it has received Microsoft’s Windows 8 driver certification.

 NVIDIA gets Windows 8 drivers certification

Early adopters of Windows 8 won’t have to worry about NVIDIA driver issues as NVIDIA announced earlier this week that it has received Microsoft’s Windows 8 driver certification.

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

The Windows 8 desktop PC R302 drivers will only be available for Windows 8, and the GeForce 302.80 beta drivers are already available for download (32-bit and 64-bit).  The mobile GPU drivers are in the works, and NVIDIA claims that it will be available soon.

The certified drivers ensure Windows 8 users that they won't miss out on all the benefits that go along with an NVIDIA product.  NVIDIA's 3D Vision in an array of devices will be fully functional under Windows 8. 

"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."

Certainly, average consumers won’t have much use for the 302.80 beta drivers, but perhaps app developers and IT professionals who are looking into Windows 8 will find it useful.  

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