Latest Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Zen Chips Only Support Windows 10
Do you know what would happen if you ran an older OS on the latest chip on the market? Neither do we and it seems like we are never going to find out either. There will be no answer to this mystery because the latest, upcoming Intel Kaby Lake and much anticipated AMD Zen chips will only support Windows 10. And we can tell you that there is no good reason behind this and that there will be quite a fuss over this new revelation from Microsoft.
How does this affect you? Were you looking forward to getting the new Intel Kaby Lake chip or maybe the AMD Zen? Do you feel that Windows 10 just does not do the trick for you? Well then if you want the latest chip then you will have no other choice then to move on to Windows 10. Otherwise, you will not be able to use Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen chips at all.
According to Microsoft:
As new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support. 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.
Microsoft has been working on moving people to Windows 10 for some time now, including the fact that they offered the new OS upgrade for free. Now it seems that they are going to push this upgrade on people who want to have the latest CPUs. You will have to make a dramatic choice here. Either you choose to make the shift and be able to use the new CPUs or you could not make the shift and stick to older hardware.
Keeping things in perspective I think people will be forced to shift to Windows 10. What do you think? Are you looking forward to the AMD Zen Chips or the Kaby Lake?