Windows 10 will arrive in July 2015, according to AMD

In a bit of a faux pas, AMD announced that Windows 10 will likely come bursting through the door before the North American back to school rush. Read: July.

An earnings call held by the American silicon manufacturer let the detail slip, all thanks to company CEO Lisa Su.

The tidbit, spotted by KitGuru, reveals a few of Microsoft‘s plans.

What we also are factoring in is, with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory buildup.

Of course, Windows 10 is also of great interest to AMD as it brings with it the DirectX 12 API, which promises more efficient usage of hardware, and cutting CPU overhead. You can have a look at the results of DirectX 12 and DirectX 11 below:

More importantly though, a July release of Windows 10 would allow manufacturers more than enough time to ready their systems both for the back-to-school rush and the holiday period.

While the OS itself is in an ever-changing Techical Preview phase, it looks damn well sturdy already.

It also does well on older hardware, which may allow users of Windows Vista and the like to effectively speed up their systems. For one, Windows 10 should also make full use of modern hardware with the likes of its new Project Spartan browser, and Cortana search and digital assistant ever present.

Microsoft has yet to announce an actual date, but at least the world has a vague idea of when it can expect Redmond’s latest OS.



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