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Processors Compatible with Windows 10

Processors Compatible with Windows 10

 

Although it is not long before the launch of Windows 11, many are committed to continuing to use Windows 10 as long as it is compatible with the components of their PC. Windows 10 is supported for updates until 2025 , so it will still be good for several years.

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List of processors supported by Windows 10

The May 2021 update maintains support for many processors . It was listed as a “ feature update ”, so it is light in download and installation.

With the October 2021 update ( Sun Valley ) if more significant changes are expected, however, it will not require changes to the minimum requirements for installation.

AMD processors

The list of AMD processors compatible with Windows 10 is growing. These days it even supports options like the Ryzen 7 3700X . They are supported up to the seventh generation and earlier versions.

Serie A Ax-9xxx

Serie PRO A

Serie E Ex-9xxx

FX-9xxx

Athlon 2xx

EPYC 7xxx

Opteron

Ryzen 3

Ryzen 3 PRO

Ryzen 5

Ryzen 5 PRO

Ryzen 7

Ryzen 7 PRO

Ryzen 9

Ryzen 9 PRO     

Ryzen Threadripper

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Intel processors

Intel processors compatible with Windows 10 are quite a few. Currently, this operating system is compatible with Intel Core 11th generation and earlier versions.

Intel Core 11th generation

Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9-10xxx

Intel Pentium

Intel Pentium Silver

Intel Celeron

Intel Celeron J and N series

Intel Xeon E-22xx

Intel Atom (J4xxx / J5xxx y N4xxx / N5xxx)

Intel Xeon E3 v6 (for mobile)

Qualcomm processors

Microsoft is working together with Qualcomm to develop Snapdragon processors compatible with Windows 10 on ARM. Although the list is short, everything indicates that it will continue to grow with new models.

Snapdragon 850

Snapdragon 8cx

Minimum requirements to install Windows 10

To install Windows 10 on a PC, it is not only necessary to take into account the compatibility with the processor , but also other characteristics.

The processor must have at least 1 GHz speed and be compatible with the x64 architecture. It should also support PAE, PX, SSE2, LAHF/SAHF, CMPXCHG16b, and PrefetchW.

You must have at least 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit versions and 2 GB for 64-bit versions. Disk space also varies by OS version, 16 GB for a 32-bit version and 32 GB for a 64-bit version.

For graphics, it must support DirectX 9 or later with a WDDM 1.0 driver. The screen must have a minimum resolution of 800 x 600.

Another requirement is the Internet connection , although it is not essential. It is for doing system updates and installing new features.  

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