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Nvidia Tablet Running on Windows 8 OS During CES 2012

Nvidia has demoed a tablet device based on its upcoming Tegra 3 processor, running the tablet version of Windows 8 operating system.

The processor was demoed at a Nvidia press event during the on-going Consumer Electronics Show.

The Tegra 3 processor is based on the ARM architecture and has been designed to run mobile devices like tablet computers. The processor has been designed to run on Windows 8, which will support both Intel and ARM based processors. Traditionally, Windows only came with support for Intel processors.

Tegra 3 also comes with something called DirectTouch, which uses the fifth hidden processor to enhance touchscreen operations on a tablet device.

Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, during the press event, showed off the Tegra 3 based tablet device running 3D games like Shadowgun and Wipeout HD, Venture Beat reports.

"I can't wait to ship it. This is going to be a fantastic tablet year, with (Google's) Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows 8," said Huang.

The Tegra 3 processor will be found running the Eee Pad Transformer Prime from Asus, which will be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be available for $249 when it launches.