It’s no secret that Microsoft’s new Windows 11 system requirements have sparked huge controversy amongst Windows users. The big news to surface after the Windows 11 announcement was undoubtedly the need for TPM 2.0 support – something that most, but not all, motherboards (within the last 3-5 years) are equipped with.
Thanks to the confusion this caused, many motherboard manufacturers are now publishing detailed lists of their Windows 11 compatible hardware. Biostar seemed to be the first to promote this, however, bigger brands weren’t far behind – with Gigabyte being the latest to reduce any confusion around its Windows 11 compatible hardware.
Gigabyte Confirm Windows 11 Motherboard Compatibility
In a press post, Gigabyte has confirmed that all its Intel X299, C621, C232, C236, C246, 200, 300, 400, and 500 series motherboards and AMD TRX40, 300, 400, 500 series motherboards will feature TPM 2.0 functionality – with the ability to pass the Windows 11 installation verification.
The post goes on to explain:
“In fact, TPM 2.0 hardware is not a must to pass TPM 2.0 verification. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Motherboards are not only known for their world-renowned durability, but also play a leading role in product design, especially when it comes to the TPM 2.0 support in the BIOS.
Lots of GIGABYTE Intel and AMD motherboards can pass the TPM 2.0 verification of the Windows 11 by simply enabling the TPM-related function in the BIOS, on which Intel X299, B250 chipset and above platform will be the Platform Trust Technology (PTT), and fTPM function on the AMD AM4 and TRX40 motherboards. By this advanced BIOS setting, GIGABYTE motherboards can pass the TPM 2.0 verification of Windows 11 to prevent TPM 2.0 support becoming an issue to users during their system upgrade.”
Our comprehensive ‘how to enable TPM 2.0 in BIOS‘ uses a Gigabyte motherboard, explaining the simple steps required to install Windows 11.