The good news with the latest AMD chips, they support Windows 7, despite the fact that Intel doesn't support it with their recent generation and above CPUs: http://www.pcmag.com...pport-windows-7
The only octa-core chips available this week are the AMD Ryzen 1700, 1700X and 1800X: http://www.pcworld.c...-the-price.html
The real question is, are they worth buying? AMD chips before Ryzen are perfect for budget users.
I would like buy an octa-core chip to support both Windows 7 and Windows 10. But I don't know if AMD Ryzen supports full virtualization technology even though I want to run Linux and maybe a Mac OS X 10.12 SIerra as virtual OSs on a virtual machine.
Edited by PurpleGaga27, 02 March 2017 - 03:55 AM.