ARM processor marketing head Nandan Nayampally revealed that Microsoft is already working on a version of Windows for the forthcoming 64-bit ARMv8 architecture.
"ARM works with all its OS and ecosystem partners to inform them on next generation technologies and enable their support," said Nandan Nayampally, head of ARM's processor marketing division, in an email statement. ARM's TechCon show is currently going on in Santa Clara, California.
Specific product support questions would need to be directed to the partners, Nayampally said. A Microsoft spokesman in an email declined to comment on specifics of the 64-bit version of Windows RT, saying it had no information to share at this time.
The first 64-bit ARMv8 based chips are anticipated in 2014. ARM claims the Cortex-A57, which is based on the ARMv8 architecture, offers three times higher performance than today's 32-bit Cortex-A15, at the same TDP.