AMD will support it:
AMD will support it:
Translated, it says "AMD will not provide drivers for Microsoft Windows 7 for Ryzen and all chipsets for the AM4 socket , officially supported only Windows 10."
Someone in an interview said they would support, then there was a retraction a few days later where they said they'd validated Ryzen under Windows 7 (i.e. they'd tested it for basic functionality) but they weren't going to provide official support. If you search for the topic on google you'll see lots of articles discussing both stories.
Rule of thumb? If you're going to bump a month-old thread to disagree with it, it might be worth checking if the information has changed since the thread was started...
Anyway, lilliputing still has it's original story plus a one line "update" (third paragraph): https://liliputing.com/2017/02/amds-...kaby-lake.html
Lilliputing links to PCWorld, who broke the "updated" story: http://www.pcworld.com/article/31672...windows-7.html
And PC World links back to the computerbase article that CAT linked in the OP, which used to say AMD would be supporting Windows 7, but has since been changed.
Liliputing "AMD’s Ryzen chips may support Windows 7"
PC World "Update: AMD has clarified that while it did test its Ryzen chips with Windows 7, the company will only support drivers for Windows 10. "
from those links.
It sad, because I personally don't like Win10.
Me neither. Windows 7 was much more transparent and controllable.
And me, regarding Win10.
I'm more interested in Linux support, since MS encouraged/forced me to switch.
Noli nothis permittere te terere.
I wonder how much it would cost to hire someone to make unofficial Win7 drivers.
Probably way too much in that it would need to be crowdfunded to realistically have a prospect of success due to the amount of knowledge and expertise needed, but I'd think it would theoretically be possible.
I'm also curious as to the Linux support, but I'm assuming that there are already people thinking about and working on that.
Last edited by Output; 20-03-2017 at 09:03 PM.
People are already using Ryzen on Win 7. It will work. It just won't be "supported".
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