Asus Sabertooth X99 motherboard is not supported for Windows 11 and I don’t understand why.

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Can someone explain to me why this board isn’t supported for Windows 11?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

The Asus Sabertooth X99 seems to have everything that Windows 11 requires.

UEFI: check

64-bit: Check

TPM 2.0 compatible: check

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/977132/Asus-Sabertooth-X99.html?page=52

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/Accessories/TPM-L-R2-0/techspec/

More than one core for my processor: check

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/94456/intel-core-i7-6950x-processor-extreme-edition-25m-cache-up-to-3-50-ghz.html

More than 4 gigs of ram: check (I have 64GB DDR4.)

So what exactly does Windows 11 require that this processor and board combination not have?

To me this seems like a hard limit that shouldn’t be put on this processor/board from MS>

 

 

Thanks!

Comments (5)

5 responses to “Asus Sabertooth X99 motherboard is not supported for Windows 11 and I don’t understand why.”

  1. jimchamplin

    Same thing that my quad-core Xeon workstation lacks.


    Chutzpah.

  2. adlton

    From what I see you have 6th gen Intel processor (i7-6950x) and only officially supported Intel CPU-s are 8th gen and up.


    (There are couple of 7th gen CPUs but wast majority is not supported.)

  3. vladimir

    I think the socket of your motherboard (LGA2011) does not support a processor that meets the minimum requirements for Windows 11, which is not "more than one core". It's 8th generation or higher for Intel

  4. epguy40

    problem is your CPU, JH_RADIO. did NOT make the qualified list of "supported" Intel CPUs

    your Asus X99 mobo supports only 5th gen and 6th gen Intel processors.


  5. usman

    Because it only runs 5th and 6th Gen Processors. I've got a 5960X on an X99 board as well, so we're not compatible.

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