anantech.com ran their benchmarks of Intel's new Kaby Lake processors on Windows 7 SP1. Remember, Kaby Lake has no Windows 7 support from Microsoft, same as AMD Ryzen (not to mention Skylake, as only certain OEM machines received Skylake updates), and remember that AMD demonstrated Ryzen basically equals performance with the i7-6900k. Could it be that AMD Ryzen will suffer negligible performance loss on Windows 7? Kaby Lake sure didn't see any, and still clearly spanks the 8370. That's reason enough for me to get excited about Ryzen again (and possibly for Microsoft to get scared again as cutting support for Windows 7 and 8.1 isn't going to drive people to 10).