This is no longer a secret for anyone, Windows 11 requires the presence of a TPM 2.0 security chip to be installed. So on July 2, ASUS unveiled a list of its compatible motherboards.
With Windows 11, Microsoft will deliver an OS a little more demanding than Windows 10 in terms of hardware requirements. If the new version of the system is to be offered as a free upgrade, not everyone will be able to take advantage of it.
What configuration is required for Windows 11?
Une configuration bien particulière est en effet nécessaire pour être éligible à Windows 11, avec quelques points clés. Voici pour rappel la configuration minimale requise annoncée par Microsoft :
- Dual core (or higher) 64-bit processor running at least 1 GHz
- 4 GB of RAM
- 64 GB of storage
- UEFI compatible Secure Boot
- Graphics chip supporting DX12
- TPM (Trusted Module Plateform) 2.0 in a dedicated form or through the firmware
In this case, TPM 2.0 is the main problem. This platform is often integrated in the form of a chip present on the motherboard, but can also be available directly in the firmware (at least in some cases). Introduced a few years ago, it is however only common on recent configurations, launched mainly after 2017. In other words, many machines are very likely to remain on the shelf.
ASUS Compatible Motherboards
To allow users of its motherboards to see more clearly, ASUS has shared a list of all its compatible models. The firm is not the only one to do so, this weekend, its competitor MSI did the same through a post published on Reddit.
As for ASUS, here is the complete list of Windows 11 compatible motherboards.
On the Intel side we find all the cards of the series: C621, C422, X299, Z590, Q570, H570, B560, H510, Z490, Q470, H470, B460, H410, W480, Z390, Z370, H370, B365, B360, H310, Q370 and C246.
On the AMD side, the WRX80, TRX40, X570, B550, A520, X470, B450, X370, B350 and A320 series are also eligible.