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

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

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

UEFI: check

64-bit: Check

TPM 2.0 compatible: check

More than one core for my processor: check

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>




Conversation 5 comments

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    05 September, 2021 - 11:21 pm

    <p>Same thing that my quad-core Xeon workstation lacks.</p><p><br></p><p><em>Chutzpah.</em></p>

  • adlton

    06 September, 2021 - 4:04 am

    <p>From what I see you have 6th gen Intel processor (i7-6950x) and only officially supported Intel CPU-s are 8th gen and up. </p><p><br></p><p>(There are couple of 7th gen CPUs but wast majority is not supported.)</p>

  • vladimir

    06 September, 2021 - 7:06 am

    <p>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</p>

  • epguy40

    06 September, 2021 - 1:58 pm

    <p>problem is your CPU, JH_RADIO. did NOT make the qualified list of "supported" Intel CPUs</p><p>your Asus X99 mobo supports only 5th gen and 6th gen Intel processors.</p><p><br></p>

  • usman

    Premium Member
    08 September, 2021 - 10:06 am

    <p>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.</p>


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