New Windows 10 Released Ready to Handle High-End Systems



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New Version of Windows 10!

Microsoft has announced that a new version of Windows 10 is to be released. This update to the operating system is designed to handle the high-end systems to which the operating system is currently struggling to optimize towards.

What, however, does Microsoft mean by high-end?

High-End system – What do they mean here?

Well, we’re not talking Threadripper processors. Although you can read about those here. Microsoft feels that the current Windows 10 Pro does not offer enough support or compatibility for high-end server style systems.

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The announcement, via TechPowerUp, has announced that Microsoft, with the new version of Windows, will be adding additional support to Windows 10 to include:

  • Support for up to 4 simultaneous and separate processors.
  • Support for up to 6tb of memory.
  • Higher levels of support for workstation processors.

At present, Windows 10 can only manage 2 processors and 2TB of memory. Therefore the change is quite significant and a step in addressing the increasing demands of workstation and server computers.

It’s certainly a bit more of a technical leap story than the cancellation of Paint.

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What will this mean to me?

Short answer? Probably nothing. Not unless you run your own server or have a ridiculously overpowered workstation.

Microsoft has said that the new version of the operating system is designed to offer: “support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads”.

That being said, I am not personally aware of any Threadripper dual-socket motherboards coming to the market and as such, the 4 processor support seems a little pie-in-the-sky at present. Then again, the sheer thought of 6TB of RAM is obscene to me. Makes the 32gb I have in my home system seem rather pathetic.

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While many of us are eagerly anticipating the release of the Fall update, I daresay this will be good news to some.

For most of us mere mortals, however, we’ll probably benefit from this without ever knowing.

Is this upgrade going to be of any practical use to you? Let us know how and why in the comments!

 


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  • Matt Booth

    Anyone who runs a server on Windows is clearly insane.