Windows 11: What Intel or AMD processor will I need to support it?

In this mini-guide we will discover the hardware requirements necessary to use the new Windows 11 recently announced by Microsoft

After the presentation of the new Windows 11 there have been many discussions regarding the hardware requirements that will be necessary to fully support the new operating system of the Redmond multinational. In this mini-guide, in fact, you will find a list of processors of the two major manufacturing companies, Intel e AMD, compatible with the new Windows 11.

Windows 11: What Intel or AMD processor will I need to support it?

Intel and AMD CPUs compatible with Windows 11

The old Windows 10 was certainly a lot generous with the hardware he found as he was not particularly demanding. The story regarding Windows 11 is different, as for Technical specifications, the minimum requirements become slightly more stringent ed demanding. According to what we read from the official support pages, here is the list of compatible processors.

  • Intel: 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th generation Core family, Xeon Skylake-SP, Cascade Lake-SP, Cooper Lake-SP and Ice Lake-SP family (new models are added, including Pentium and Celeron models). Microsoft’s latest update doesn’t rule out the inclusion of Intel 7th Gen CPUs.
  • AMD: Ryzen 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 family, Ryzen Threadripper 2000, 3000 and Pro 3000 family, second and third generation EPYC family (new models are added). Microsoft’s latest update doesn’t rule out the inclusion of AMD Zen 1.

As for other hardware requirements, they also figure 4 GB of RAM required and the TPM 2.0 chip. The release has not yet been formalized, what is known, however, is that the insiders will receive one official preview version soon.

What can someone who does not have the minimum necessary hardware do?

Surely they will be able to stall in all calm. Microsoft has in fact guaranteed full support for Windows 10 until October 14, 2025. The platform, however, is performed without too many criticalities even by not particularly brilliant hardware, consequently everything suggests that a solution will be found without particular problems.

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