Windows 8 demoed on Nvidia Kal-El ARM Quadcore processor (video)

The Samsung tablet Microsoft handed out to developers at BUILD 2 days ago ran on an Intel Core i5 processor, and so far not much has been seen live of Windows 8 running on ARM.

Thisismynext managed to catch a demo of Windows 8 running on Nvidia’s reference tablet running on a quad-core Kal-El processor and found that the performance was quite comparable to Intel’s Core i5 chip, at least when it came to the smoothness of the user interface.

ARM devices are expected to run a lot cooler and last significantly longer than x86 chipset devices, at the expense of backward compatibility with legacy applications.


  • Aaron

    With new and future Intel processors, I wonder how significant the ARM energy advantage is anymore.  If those core-i5 Samsung tablets can run for around 8 hours, then I think I’ll stick with Intel for the x86 compatibility.  Can anyone who has one of those Samsung tablets give some perspective on battery life and performance.  Also, can the tablets do Intel WIDI?  That would be a major benefit.

  • Anonymous

    The best thing about this video is that he points out the movement of the background, it’s actually a really nice feature.