Windows 11 is not compatible with all processors. First Generation AMD Ryzen and All Up to 8th Generation Intel CPUs Left Behind

Windows 11 is not compatible with all processors. First Generation AMD Ryzen and All Up to 8th Generation Intel CPUs Left Behind

After Microsoft announced the system requirements for Windows 11, it might seem that, at least on the processor side, everything is fine: the OS requires a 64-bit CPU with at least two cores with a clock speed of at least 1 GHz. In theory, most models on the market fit this description, including representatives of the ancient Core 2 Duo line from 2006-2007. But in fact, the requirements of Windows 11 for processors are much stricter.

Microsoft has published a list of Windows 11 compatible CPUs, and it doesn’t include any 7th Gen Intel Core models – only Intel Core 8 and up. And also CPUs of the Atom, Pentium, Celeron, Xeon series, released simultaneously with Intel Core 8 (or more recent models of these lines).

With AMD processors, the situation is no better: models of the A and FX lines are not supported at all. Ryzen 1000 and most Ryzen 2000 series models – quite powerful and sufficient for gaming – are also not supported.

Windows 11 is not compatible with all processors. First Generation AMD Ryzen and All Up to 8th Generation Intel CPUs Left Behind

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