A sad news for all Windows 7 users across the globe, AMD has officially announced that they will not release Ryzen drivers for Windows 7. So if you are among one of those consumers who were looking forward to upgrading to the new Ryzen processors then make sure that you also make the jump in Operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
There were a lot of speculation and rumors on the internet a few days ago about Ryzen drivers for Windows 7 PC but AMD has clarified once and for all that Windows 7 won’t get any official driver support for Ryzen.
In a statement issued to our friend at PCWorld, an AMD representative said: “To achieve the highest confidence in the performance of our AMD Ryzen desktop processors (formerly code-named ‘Summit Ridge’), AMD validated them across two different OS generations, Windows 7 and 10. However, only support and drivers for Windows 10 will be provided in AMD Ryzen desktop processor production parts.”
This decision of AMD shouldn’t come as a surprise to PC users. Intel and Microsoft have followed the similar route. Intel completely dropped support for news CPUs on older generation windows with the release of Kaby Lake, whereas Microsoft themselves clarified that they want their consumers to upgrade to the newer Operating system and hence support for new CPUs on older gen-OS have been dropped.
“As new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support,” Microsoft said in August 2016. “This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with previous generations of platform and silicon.”