Intel has officially left out Windows 7 support for its latest processors and seems like AMD is taking the same route as AMD Raven Ridge doesn’t support Windows 7.
According to Reddit user, roflmaono, AMD Raven Ridge doesn’t support Windows 7 probably “due to ACPI issues in the BIOS”.
Furthermore, this issue can’t be bypassed by using an external GPU. According to the Redditor, this can’t be resolved until BIOS update for the required ACPI permissions for Windows 7 is introduced.
This will not change until and if BIOS updates supporting the required ACPI permissions for Win7 are made. I have tested this with ASRock and Gigabyte ITX motherboards. I have spoken briefly with ASRock support and they blame AMD despite it being a BIOS issue.
In related news, AMD roadmap has leaked online revealing the codenames for the upcoming CPU and APU products till 2020.
In 2019, AMD roadmap suggests that the company will roll out Castle Peak which will be the successor to Threadripper, Matisse which will be the successor to Pinnacle Ridge, and Picasso which will be the successor to Raven Ridge.
For the year of 2020, AMD plans to NG HEDT which will be the successor to Threadripper line of processors, Vermeer will the successor to Pinnacle Ridge and Matisse, while Renoir will be the successor to Raven Ridge and Picasso.
Furthermore, Globalfoundries has revealed that Ryzen 3000 CPUs will hit 5 GHz On The 7nm Process which will be a big step ahead as currently, the processors tend to stay around 4.5 GHz of clock speed and anything above that has to be achieved through overclocking.
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