Microsoft has released the hardware requirements for Windows 11, adding strict new security requirements for its next operating system. When Microsoft releases it in the fall, you will need to run Windows 11.
As always, Microsoft has also published a list of supported processors available for Windows. Although the company usually adds new processors to the list throughout the life of Windows 10, Windows 11 removes some CPUs from the list.
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
- RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB)
- Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Display: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel