What you need to know
- ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI recently shared lists of devices that will work with Windows 11.
- Hundreds of models of ASUS PCs will be able to upgrade to the new operating system later this year.
- Gigabyte, ASUS, and MSI also clarify which motherboards will support the new OS.
With Windows 11 on the way, many people want to know if their PC will be able to upgrade to the new operating system. Controversial minimum requirements for Windows 11 and a confusing PC Health Check app that has since been pulled didn't clear up confusion for PC owners. To help clear things up, manufacturers are sharing lists of devices that will get Windows 11 later this year and into 2022. Dell, HP, and Acer shared lists last month, and now ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI have done the same (via Neowin).
ASUS has an extensive list of devices that will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. It contains hundreds of PCs, so we won't list them all here. Devices from ASUS' Zenbook, Zenbook Flip, Zephyrus, ASUS TUF, ROG Strix, Zen AiO, and ExpertBook lines will all be able to upgrade to the new operating system. Several other types of PCs will also be able to upgrade.
ASUS also has a separate list of motherboards that will support Windows 11.
Gigabyte explains in a press release that several of its motherboards will work with Windows 11. Motherboards have caused quite a bit of confusion due to the TPM 2.0 requirement of Windows 11. Gigabyte addresses this concern (emphasis added):
In fact, TPM 2.0 hardware is not a must to pass TPM 2.0 verification ... 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.
MSI shared a list of desktops and all-in-one PCs that will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Devices from the company's Infinite, Codex, Trident, Aegis, and PRO all-in-one lineups are among the supported devices. A Reddit post from MSI also lists which of its motherboards will support Windows 11.