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AMD gets behind Windows 8 push

Fab fabless chip maker, AMD announced that it has created drivers to enable support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system on AMD-based tablets, netbooks, PCs and servers.

The firm said it is working closely with Microsoft to "empower a new generation of innovative PCs and small form factor computing devices."

“The unparalleled combination of AMD APU technology and Windows 8 will enable incredibly immersive and brilliant computing experiences,” Rick Bergman, a senior AMD vice president was credited with saying in a statement. "With more than 320 design wins for our industry-leading APU technology to date, and a long history of innovation, AMD delivers the ideal platforms to bring Windows 8 to life on tablets, netbooks, notebooks and desktop PCs, leveraging the full performance of 64-bit x86 computing, the most pervasive and robust ecosystem," the PR wrote with Bergman's blessing.

Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at Microsoft is said to have said: “From enabling the latest 3D graphics for games to HD video creation and playback, AMD is accelerating the performance of applications by making it easier for developers to harness the full compute capabilities of a range of devices.”