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jamesclow
Journeyman III

1920x Windows 11 Support?

Does anyone have any official answer from AMD about why they've abandoned all of their customers who bought 1st Gen Ryzens. It seems like Microsoft were in discussion with AMD about what to include in the compatibility list, so AMD must have an answer for this. Do AMD plan to provide Windows 11 drivers for Windows 11 for 1st gen threadrippers? 

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elstaci
MVP

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

AMD is not the company that decides which processors are compatible with Windows 11. That is up to Microsoft that decides which processors will be compatible with it latest Windows version.

At the moment, all 1st generation AMD processors are not compatible with Windows 11 unless during Windows 11 testing by Users Microsoft finds out that certain Non-supported Processors are actually compatible and will update the Compatibility List for Windows 11.

So you will need to wait until Windows 11 is officially released to the Public to find out if any 1st generation AMD processors are compatible or not.

In my opinion, Compatibility is due to the processor's security and technical features.

 

 

vialli100
Elite

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

I had a Ryzen 7 1700 from day one and found it wasn't compatible..

Really annoying, so I got a new mobo and CPU..

AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, Sapphire RX580 Nitro 8gb, Asus TUF Gaming x570 Plus, 32gb Corsair Vengeance 3000mhz, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1tb NVME, Samsung 960 EVO 500gb NVME, WD Black 1tb, Crucial 525gb MX300 SSD, Sandisk Ultra 500gb SSD... Lian Li Galahad AIO 240mm, Seasonic X850 PSU.
jamesclow
Journeyman III

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

As it stands right now the Microsoft Health check app gives me a green tick on everything but the 'being on the supported list'. The issue is that there is no technical reason given at all. A cynical person left in the dark about the decision making might be left drawing their own conclusions based upon who is to financially gain from forcing hardware upgrades. Not me though.

I feel sorry for AMD as Microsoft are clearly not sharing any compatibility requirements, and any of their newer CPU's might not be Windows 11 compatible

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elstaci
MVP

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

All AMD Ryzen Zen and older processors will not be compatible with Windows 11.

Nagrenol
Adept III

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

Pretty sure you have 3 more years on windows 10/support.

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jamesclow
Journeyman III

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

Not compatible or not supported? Does anyone know what the technical reason is? I thought AMD would have to know with them needing to make CPU's that are Win11 compatible.

 

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vialli100
Elite

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

I would say not supported by Microsoft..

Ryzen 1 is a few years old now and things move on, that's why i upgraded CPU and mobo..

 

AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, Sapphire RX580 Nitro 8gb, Asus TUF Gaming x570 Plus, 32gb Corsair Vengeance 3000mhz, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1tb NVME, Samsung 960 EVO 500gb NVME, WD Black 1tb, Crucial 525gb MX300 SSD, Sandisk Ultra 500gb SSD... Lian Li Galahad AIO 240mm, Seasonic X850 PSU.
elstaci
MVP

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

Some older processor technically may not be compatible, doesn't support fTPM as an example, or Microsoft doesn't support certain processors even if they have what it takes to run Windows 11.

You need to ask Microsoft why certain processors are not supported if they support fTPM like the Zen AMD processors.

Also Microsoft has softened the specs  for TPM.  Now Windows supports TPM 1.2 & 2.0.

ccyrano
Journeyman III

Re: 1920x Windows 11 Support?

Excuse me... 3 years?

I will be forced to throw away my perfectly fine Threadripper if I want to remain in the windows 11 mafia?

My oh my... for someone that would not know better, this is already a callous response... but for an enterprise IT solutions architect with 20 years experience, I'd say this:

"AMD COULD provide proper drivers to ottemperate to the void between the missing hard-coded cpu functions that are required by the new OS with drivers, so that Microsoft (completely UN-incentivated to do the same work on their own for free on AMD's behalf) would include it in the installation, hence resolving the issue."

or

"AMD could work with Microsoft and write the required code to allow for the required missing hard-coded features in the first generation threadripper (security or otherwise) to be included as soft-code driver"

After all we are talking about a 4 year old CPU of the highest tier.. .Come on AMD up your game !!

Seriously? We are going to hide behind the "its their fault not ours"?

Intel, Nutanix, even ARM went ahead and worked... no... SCRAMBLED.. to get their tier I and II CPU's up to par in the support list, so the equivalent to this CPU are compatible... actually CPUs PRE-DATING the 1920x will be compatible:  a plethora of i3, i5, i7 and i9 provided cpu core code support so that their cpu would make the W11 cut: i7-7800X, i7-7820HQ, i7-7820X, i7-8086K, i7-8500Y and Core i9-11900, Core i9-7920X, Core i9-10850K, Core i9-10900X, Core i9-9900X, Core i9-11900T are just a few of CPUs same GEN or older than the 1920x which made the cut.

So you are telling me that I have to concede that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920x is UNABLE to run that OS while its architectural predecessors and same gen (e.g. Ryzen 3 2300x and Ryzen 5 2600) and competitors are?

Telling me/us that "its not us, its them" pointing the finger at Microsoft does not a solution offer, and it as poignant as pitiable.

1920x is current, works perfectly fine and is a workhorse that could live another 5 to 6 years without feeling outdated.

What you are stating here is that AMD Tier I cpu's are to be considered viable ONLY for 7 years from conception (2018 to 2024): then it is perfectly OK replacing them...