Supported processors for Windows 11. List of processors from intel and AMD on which the new operating system will run


Supported processors for Windows 11. List of processors from intel and AMD on which the new operating system will run

Some time ago, Microsoft officially introduced its new operating system Windows 11, which should replace the previous version. In this guide, we will tell you which processors the new OS will support so that you can purchase the necessary hardware in advance for stable operation.

What processors does Windows 11 support?

If you managed to get the beta version of Windows 11. According to company officials, as well as information available on the support pages, Windows 11 will support Intel processors starting from the 8th generation of Coffee Lake. Preferred systems also include those that include Apollo Lake processors and the new Pentium and Celeron models. As for processors from AMD, among the "red" chips, the official support will be for models starting with Ryzen 2000 and ending with the most powerful EPYX of the 2nd and 3rd generations.

Intel processors:

  • Intel Coffee Lake (8th Generation)
  • Intel Coffee Lake Refresh (9th Generation)
  • Intel Comet Lake (10th Generation)
  • Intel Ice Lake (10th Generation)
  • Intel Rocket Lake (11th generation)
  • Intel Tiger Lake (11th generation)
  • Intel Xeon Skylake-SP
  • Intel Xeon Cascade Lake-SP
  • Intel Xeon Cooper Lake-SP
  • Intel Xeon Ice Lake-SP

AMD processors:

  • AMD Ryzen 2000
  • AMD Ryzen 3000
  • AMD Ryzen 4000
  • AMD Ryzen 5000
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000
  • AMD EPYC (2nd Generation)
  • AMD EPYC (3rd Generation)

What processors does Windows 11 support?

In addition to having a modern processor, the system that is planned to be used with Windows 11 must support UEFI technology (a small operating system that runs on the main PC firmware), the secure Secure Boot protocol, as well as the TPM version 2.0 cryptographic processor (how to configure this module, we wrote in a separate guide ).

The general system requirements for installing and running Windows 11 are as follows:

  • processor: 64-bit dual-core with a clock frequency of at least 1 GHz;
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes;
  • drive: 64 gigabytes;
  • video: DirectX 12 or later compatible with WDDM 2.0 driver;
  • display: at least 9 inches;
  • other: TPM 2.0 module and Secure Boot support.

The PC Requirements page for Windows 11 installation and stability has been updated several times, with a shift towards higher PC requirements since the release of Windows 8 in 2012. Because of this, thousands of users with weak Windows 10 computers may not wait for the official update.

Microsoft experts argue that, despite the requirements, Windows 11 can be installed on weaker systems, but then the company cannot guarantee the stable operation of its software. Support for outdated hardware in the long term is also questionable, so users, sooner or later, will still have to switch to the recommended configuration.

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