Microsoft beefs up its list of Windows 11 supported CPUs

Kevin Okemwa

Windows 11 Moment 2

Occasionally, Microsoft updates its list of supported devices that can run its latest OS, Windows 11. And with its latest feature drop for Windows 11, version 22H2, shipping to everyone last week via a Patch Tuesday update, the company has again quietly updated its list of supported CPUs that can run the OS.

And while Microsoft’s set minimum requirements for Windows 11 pretty much remain the same, Microsoft’s official website now features two separate lists highlighting all the devices that can now run on Windows 11, version 21H2 and 22H2. This means that more people can upgrade to Windows 11, as long as you have a new computer. Older PCs/CPUS that weren’t included before have not been added.

Last week, Microsoft announced that Windows 10, version 21H2 hit its end of servicing. The company now urges users to upgrade to a newer OS to continue receiving feature and security updates. As you might already know, Windows 10 is set to hit its end-of-support date on October 14, 2025.

Microsoft’s updated list of supported CPUs that can run on Windows 11 features several notable additions, such as Intel’s 6GHz Core i9-13900KS alongside Intel Raptor Lake mobile CPUs, which include the i5-1334U, 1335U, 1335UE, and 13500HS.

Crossing to the AMD side, the company added support for chips that ship with 3D V-cache on-board. That is, AM4-based 5800X3D and the AM5-based 7950X3D, 7900X3D, and 7800X3D. Other notable AM4 SKUs additions include the Ryzen 3 4100, Ryzen 5 4500, 5500, and 5600. As for AM5, non-X Ryzen variants like the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600 also made it to the list.

And finally, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and the Microsoft SQ3 are also featured in the updated Qualcomm CPU list. You can head over to the company’s PC Health Check app to check whether the device you’re running on is featured in the updated list and determine whether you’re eligible for the free upgrade.