Windows 7 News > NVIDIA hoped for good deals thanks to Windows 7 of graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA must accept while losses amounting to several hundred million dollars but hopes thanks to its new Tegra mobile platform and a boost from the launch of Windows 7 for the coming fiscal year on a definite improvement. While announcing the figures, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that one of the most important options for future growth is the area of graphics applications for Windows 7. Just which technology called “DirectX Compute” is he doing selling motor serve as. The graphics card uses the approach of certain applications for the calculation of large amounts of data, for example when editing videos. In normal operation, the programming interface developed by Microsoft for use of the GPU to bring a boost in speed and performance. NVIDIA already had a similar approach for Apple’s future operating system Mac OS X “Snow Leopard” announced.
DirectX compute using the CUDA architecture under Vista as well as Windows 7. It works only with DirectX10 / 11-compatible graphics cards. As mentioned Huang sees the new Tegra platform for mobile devices than other large source of income for the coming years. The powerful multimedia chip combines all necessary components for smartphones and media player on a Board, including an ARM core and a GeForce graphics solution. Recently, a first official WHQL certified drivers for graphics cards from NVIDIA is driver with the GeForce version 185.85 under Windows 7 available.