Windows 11’s system requirements can sometimes be confusing. The three major motherboard companies have made it clear.
The system requirements for Windows 11 have created a lot of confusion on the internet. Users don’t know what will or won’t work with this new operating system. Fortunately, MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus all have lists of compatible hardware with Windows 11. This makes it easy to build a PC without any additional hassle.
Windows 11: Ready for the Next Generation of Hardware
Hexus has compiled all manufacturer announcements about which motherboards will be compatible with Windows 11 straight out of the box.
These lists are primarily focused on TPM 2.0. However, because TPM 2.0 is a requirement for Windows 11, each company has compiled a list with motherboards that meet the criteria.
ASUS is the first. Check the Windows 11 installation guide page to see if your ASUS motherboards are compatible. ASUS also offers a complete list of compatible systems for pre-built computers and laptops purchased from the company.
You’re in luck if you are interested in Gigabyte motherboards. According to the company’s press release website:
… The BIOS of series motherboards including Intel(r), X299 and C232, C232, C236, or C246, 200-300, 400, 500 lineups, and AMD TRX40 motherboards are ready for TPM 2.0 function. This allows them to pass the upgraded Windows 11 OS verification.
MSI Gaming posted its announcement on the MSI Gaming Subreddit. The list includes motherboards that support TPM 2.0. However, it does not necessarily indicate that all boards on the MSI Gaming subreddit are compatible with Windows 11.
If you are looking to build a new computer but are concerned about compatibility with Windows 11, you can find out which motherboards you should buy.
What is the Windows 11 Hardware Confusion?
There has been much confusion about Windows 11’s compatibility with hardware if you have been away from the scene lately.
Microsoft launched a tool to check if your PC was Windows 11-ready. The tool was disgraceful and deemed unfit for the new operating systems, even though it could run games.
Microsoft now looks less at processing power but more at the features of recent hardware. These announcements by motherboard companies will be a great help in deciding which one you should buy for your next computer.
Opening a Window for Windows 11
You should consider Windows 11 compatibility if you are planning to buy or make a new computer soon. You now know which motherboards work with Windows 11 to at least make an informed decision about what you will use as a starting point for your computer.
Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 11, will be available in a few months. Therefore, it’s essential to upgrade your PC to Windows 11 as soon as you can.