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One of the big talking points that surfaced shortly after Microsoft’s Windows 11 launch was the TPM 2.0 system requirement. It seemed not many were fully up to date with the ins and outs of TPM 2.0, sparking large controversy across various forums on which motherboards would (and wouldn’t) be compatible with the latest operating system.
ASRock is one of the latest brands to announce a detailed list of all its Windows 11 compatible motherboards – showcasing which will have the ability to pass the Windows 11 installation process.
ASRock Windows 11 Compatible Motherboards (AMD & Intel)
Microsoft dropped the TPM 2.0 bombshell shortly after the official unveiling a few weeks ago. Whilst this did come with a number of security benefits, it also sent Windows users into a frenzy trying to decipher which hardware would be compatible with the new operating system.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what ASRock motherboards come equipped with TPM 2.0 functionality:
ASRock AMD Motherboards
*AM4 300 series
X399, X370, B350, A320
*AM4 400 series
AM4 500 series
X570, B550, A520
*The actual support may be varied based on official release of Windows 11 by Microsoft®.
For AMD users, you’ll have to enable the fTPM function via the motherboard BIOS. Simply follow the below steps to do so:
Navigate to the ‘Advanced/CPU Configuration’ page
Find ‘AMD fTPM switch’ and change it from ‘Disabled’ to ‘AMD CPU fTPM’
ASRock Intel Motherboards
*Intel 100 series
Z170, H170, B150, H110
*Intel 200 series
Z270, H270, B250
Intel 300 series
Z390, Z370, H370, B360, B365, H310, H310C
Intel 400 series
Z490, H470, B460, H410
Intel 500 series
Z590, B560, H510, H570
Intel X299 series
*Intel® PTT is supported. The actual support may be varied based on official release of Windows 11 by Microsoft®.
For Intel users, you need to look for the PTT feature – Intel’s version of TPM. To enable it, follow these steps:
Head over to the ‘Security’ page in the motherboard BIOS
Find the ‘Intel (R) Platform Trust Technology’ option and change it to ‘Enabled’
Windows 11 Compatibility
Remember, whilst not all motherboards will be compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 11, most newer variants from the last 5 years or so will be. That being said, always check whether your system is compatible with Windows 11 before making any changes to your system and BIOS.
So, ASUS, ASRock, MSI, Gigabyte, and BIOSTAR have all listed their Windows 11 compatible motherboards – and it seems that plenty of chipsets will be able to install the latest Microsoft operating system.
For as long as he can remember, Charlie has always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in his early teens. CS 1.6 was his first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO - a game that he still plays (almost exclusively) today. Throughout that period he has also been a keen PC builder and enthusiast - dedicating a large portion of his time to the craft. My current rig is an ASUS 5700XT with AMD's Ryzen 3600X.