WINDOWS 7 POWER ▀ 256 THREADS / 192GB RAM OR EVEN MORE?
UPDATED ON: 2023-04-12
Section is constantly updated.
Power of vintage 2009 operating system by microsoft can’t be underestimated.
[Windows 7 x64] supports up to 256 cores and up to 192Gb of RAM.
How cool is that, huh?
256 thread CPU appeared only a [short time ago] .
|MAX CPU SOCKETS||2|
|MAX CPU CORES||128|
|MAX CPU THREADS||256|
|MAX MOBO RAM||192Gb [or even bigger]1|
|MODERN CPUs||Ryzen 7xxx / 8xxx / Threadripper 5xxx 2|
|MODERN GPUs||Radeon 6xxx [6950XT] / Geforce 3xxx [3090 Ti] [April 2023][direct link] 3|
|NVME SUPPORT||YUP [+] 4|
|USB3 SUPPORT||AHA [+] 5|
|DIRECT X||11.1 [12.0] 6|
|VISUAL C++ LIBS||2003-2023 7|
|SECURITY PATCHES||October 8, 2024 [POS updates] 8 / 9|
|MODERN WEB||Firefox v112 [v115 ESR? TBD] 10|
|PYTHON||v3.8.15 [v3.9-3.11] 11|
|BLENDER||v2.92 [up to v3.4] 12|
44-core BROADWELL XEON E5-2696v4  IN ACTION
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Note that [Win-Raid forum thread] is very helpful in driver trickery.
192Gb of RAM is purely artificial limitation.
Bigger amounts can be achieved by means of [registry hack] [ZwQueryLicenseValue]. ↩︎
Support of modern AMD chipsets is possible via [CanonKong USB3 driver]
x570/x670/wrx80 are supported, however beware of exceptions! ↩︎
Nvidia security driver updates [till october 2024] . ↩︎
NVME technology is not supported out of the box in gold release of Windows 7.
Appropriate NVME drivers can be installed from manufacturer’s website or slip streamed into OS ISO image. ↩︎
USB3 technology is not supported out of the box in gold release of Windows 7.
Appropriate USB3 drivers can be installed from manufacturer’s website or slip streamed into OS ISO image. ↩︎
DirectX 12.0 is possible if developer of software will include required support into the product. ↩︎
Windows Embedded POS Ready 7 will receive updates [till October 8 2024] .
Simplix confirmed that updates for embedded devices will be included in his pack,
meaning that EOL of [Simplix updater] matches EOL for POS updates [October 8, 2024]. ↩︎
Opatch announced support [till January 2025] in worst case scenario. ↩︎
Last version of Firefox is almost determined [TBD state].
I suspect that browser will be supported at least [till the end of 2024] . ↩︎
More information on hacked Python 3.9-3.11 versions can be obtained [HERE] . ↩︎
More information on hacked up to Blender 3.4 versions can be obtained [HERE] .