Start64!With the launch of the Cedarview architecture Intel was expected to bring DirectX 10.1 support to its Atom CPU series, but recent reports suggest this is no longer the case as the chip maker has decided to re-focus its driver development efforts on Windows 8.

Intel started shipping the Atom Cedarview netbook and nettop chips at the end of September, while the official launch is scheduled for sometime later this month.

Compared to their predecessors, these new processors were expected to bring a series of improvements to the graphics core and one of the most important features was the introduction of DirectX 10.1 support.