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These new processors represent a watershed moment for AMD: The company has swept our benchmark hierarchy and taken the lead in every metric, including our gaming, single-threaded, and multi. The computer processors operate at high frequencies to process more data. Mobile CPUs Save Power on Portable Computers. Mobile processors use less voltage, and have enhanced sleep mode capabilities. It's possible to adjust the mobile processors to different power levels. Turn off some sections of the chip that are not in use to save on energy.

This specification details the processors that can be used with Customer Systems that include Windows Products (including Custom Images). Updates to this specification may be released in the future as requirements change.

For each listed edition, Company must use only the processors listed, as specified in the tables below. The requirements below apply whenever the edition below is pre-installed or provided on external media, including as downgrade or down edition software.

For clarity, Company must also meet all processor and other requirements specified in Minimum Hardware Requirements for Windows 10, located at https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/hardware/dn915086(v=vs.85).aspx (or updated URL).

If after the inclusion of a processor series in this specification (“Listed Processor”), a processor becomes commercially available that uses the same naming convention or identifier as a Listed Processor but has additional or different features or functionality (“New Processor”), Company must not use New Processor for Customer Systems without Microsoft’s prior written permission. If Company believes a processor has been omitted from this list, please contact Company’s Microsoft OEM or ODM Account Manager.

The processors listed in the tables below, represent the latest processor generations and models which are supported for the listed Windows Edition. Previous generations of processors and models (indicated by 'Up through'), remain supported in addition to the listed processors and models.

Some product editions or edition/processor configurations listed below may have no or limited support. Information on support is available at Microsoft Support Policy (https://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle) and Microsoft Lifecycle FAQ (https://support.microsoft.com/help/18581). For specific hardware support, please refer to your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) provider.

Windows Client Edition Processors

Windows EditionIntel ProcessorsAMD ProcessorsQualcomm Processors
Windows 7 and earlier editionsUp through the following 6th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-6xxx, Core m3/m5/m7-6xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v5), and through series equivalent Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 6th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-8xxx & E-Series Ex-8xxx & FX-870K)N/A
Windows 8.1Up through the following 6th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-6xxx, Core m3/m5/m7-6xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v5), and through series equivalent Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 6th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-8xxx & E-Series Ex-8xxx & FX-870K)N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 1507Up through the following 6th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-6xxx, Core m3/m5/m7-6xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v5), and through series equivalent Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 6th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-8xxx & E-Series Ex-8xxx & FX-870K)N/A
Windows 10 1511Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-7xxx, Core m3-7xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v6), and Intel Atom, Celeron, and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx)N/A
Windows 10 1607Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-7xxx, Core m3-7xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v6), Intel Atom, Celeron, and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx)N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 1607Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-7xxx, Core m3-7xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v6), Intel Atom, Celeron, and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx)N/A
Windows 10 1703Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-7xxx, Core m3-7xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v6) and 8th Generation Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-8xxxU), Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron, and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), AMD Athlon 2xx, and AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 2xxxN/A
Windows 10 1709Up through the following 8th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-8xxxK/U/H/G, and Intel Xeon E-21xx[1]), Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/Threadripper 2xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2] ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Windows 10 1803Up through the following 9th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-9xxx), and Intel Xeon E-21xx[1]), Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/Threadripper 2xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2] ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 850
Windows 10 1809Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx[1], Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/Threadripper 2xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 1809Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx[1], Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 4xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]N/A
Windows 10 1903Up through the following 11th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-11xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx[1], Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9/Threadripper 3xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx
Windows 10 1909Up through the following 11th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-11xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx[1], Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9/Threadripper 3xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx
Windows 10 2004Up through the following 11th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-11xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx[1], Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9 4xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx
Windows 10 20H2Up through the following 11th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-11xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx[1], Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx[1], Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9 4xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx

[1] Intel Xeon processors are supported on Windows 10 Pro for Workstationsand Windows 10 Enterprise only

[2] AMD Opteron and AMD EPYC processors are supported on Windows 10 Pro forWorkstations and Windows 10 Enterprise only

Windows IoT Core Processors

Processors & motherboardsalienware user support phone number
Windows EditionIntel ProcessorsQualcomm ProcessorBroadcomNXP Processors
Windows 10 1703Up through currently enabled Intel Joule, Atom, Celeron and Pentium Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Broadcom Processors[3]N/A
Windows 10 1709Up through currently enabled Intel Joule, Atom, Celeron and Pentium Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Broadcom Processors[3]N/A
Windows 10 1803Up through currently enabled Intel Joule, Atom, Celeron and Pentium Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Broadcom Processors[3]N/A
Windows 10 IoT Core 1809 (SAC)Up through currently enabled Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Broadcom Processors[3]Up through currently enabled NXP i.MXProcessors[3]
Windows 10 IoT Core 1809 (LTSC)Up through currently enabled Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors[3]Up through currently enabled Broadcom Processors[3]Up through currently enabled NXP i.MXProcessors[3]

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[3] Information on which processors are currently enabled is availableat /windows/iot-core/learn-about-hardware/socsandcustomboards

Windows IoT Enterprise / Embedded Processors

Windows EditionIntel Processors[7]AMD ProcessorsQualcomm Processors
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB 1507Up through the following 6th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-6xxx, Core m3/m5/m7-6xxx, and Xeon E3-xxxx v5), and through series equivalent Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 6th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-8xxx & E-Series Ex-8xxx & FX-870K)N/A
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB 1607Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-7xxx, Core m3-7xxx), and Intel Xeon E-21xx, and through series equivalent Intel Atom, Celeron, and Pentium Processors, and 8th Generation Intel Embedded ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx)N/A
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise CBB 1607Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-7xxx, Core m3-7xxx), and Intel Xeon E-21xx, and through series equivalent Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium Processors, and 8th Generation Intel Embedded ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx)N/A
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 1703Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-7xxx, Core m3-7xxx), and Intel Xeon E-21xx and 8th Generation Processors (Intel Core i7-8xxxU), and through current Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron, and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); and AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 2xxxN/A
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 1709Up through the following 8th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-8xxx, and Intel Xeon E-21xx), Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), and AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/Threadripper 2xxx, AMD Opteron and AMD EPYC 7xxx ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 1803Up through the following 9th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-9xxx, and Intel Xeon E-21xx), Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), and AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/Threadripper 2xxx, AMD Opteron and AMD EPYC 7xxx ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 850
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2019 LTSCUp through the following 11th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-11xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx, Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx, Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), and AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 4xxx, AMD Opteron and AMD EPYC 7xxx ProcessorsN/A
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 1809Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx, Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx, Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), and AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/Threadripper 2xxx, AMD Opteron and AMD EPYC 7xxx ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 850
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 1903Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx, Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx, Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), and AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9/Threadripper 3xxx, AMD Opteron and AMD EPYC 7xxx ProcessorsQualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 1909Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx, Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx, Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9/Threadripper 3xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 2004Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx, Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx, Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9 4xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC 20H2Up through the following 10th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-10xxx), and Intel Xeon W-12xx/W-108xx, Intel Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx, Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium ProcessorsUp through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7/9 4xxx, AMD Opteron[2] and AMD EPYC 7xxx[2]Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and 8cx

[7] Up to 2 Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors are supported on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

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Windows Server Processors

Windows EditionIntel ProcessorsAMD ProcessorsHygon Processors[6]
Windows Server 2012 R2[4]Up through the following 7th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3-7xxx/Celeron/Pentium; Xeon E3 v6); Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx; Xeon D 15xx; and Atom C33xxUp through the following AMD 7th generation processors (AMD A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), AMD Ryzen Family, AMD EPYC 7xx1, and AMD EPYC 7xx2N/A
Windows Server 2016[5]Up through the following 9th Generation Intel Processors (Core i3-9xxx, Pentium G5xxx, Celeron G49xx); Xeon E22xx; Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx; Xeon D 21xx; and Atom C33xxUp through the following AMD 7th generation processors (AMD A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), AMD Ryzen Family, AMD EPYC 7xx1, and AMD EPYC 7xx2N/A
Windows Server 2019Up through the following 9th Generation Intel Processors (Core i3-9xxx, Pentium G5xxx, Celeron G49xx); Xeon E22xx; Xeon SP 32xx, 42xx, 52xx, 62xx, and 82xx; Xeon D 21xx; and Atom C33xxUp through the following AMD 7th generation processors (AMD A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), AMD Ryzen Family, AMD EPYC 7xx1 and AMD EPYC 7xx2Hygon C86 7xxx

[4] Company may submit for certification (in the Windows Hardware CompatibilityProgram) Customer Systems running Windows Server 2012R2 and the identifiedprocessors until December 31, 2018; after such date, no new Customer Systemswill be certified running Windows Server 2012R2.

[5] Microsoft continues to evaluate the processor list and potential end datesfor certification (in the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program) for CustomerSystems running Windows Server 2016.

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[6] China Market Only

NOTE: The list of supported processors above does not in itself determineMicrosoft support for Windows Server. The listing is a prerequisite for systemcertification. Only systems based on the above approved processors can becertified for Windows Server.

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