Windows 11 System Requirements: What Hardware Do You Need?

Tue Jun 22 2021  |  Armaan Khan  |   No Comment
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Microsoft announce the next Windows version  The Launch of Windows 11 on 24 June 2021. An internal build has already leaked and the company has indirectly confirmed that Windows 11 exists. Still, there are conspiracy theories around who leaked it. Many users are already running the leaked Windows 11 build, and if you wish to do so, you might be wondering what Windows 11 system requirements you need.

To know more about the upcoming OS, you can read our complete Windows 11 coverage.

Before diving into Windows 11, let’s talk about the Windows 10 system requirements. For now, it’d be safe to say that almost all Windows 10 compatible PCs, hybrids, and tablets will be able to run Windows 11 without any issues as it seems in our experience.

Windows 10 needs the following hardware specs:

  • CPU: 1GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2GB or higher
  • Display: 800 x 600
  • Storage: 20GB for 64-bit
  • GPU: Compatible with DirectX9 with WDDM 1.0

Now, in the case of Windows 11, the recommended required RAM is 4GB. We came to know about this from an error message displayed while installing a leaked copy of Windows 11 (The error message doesn’t show up in every installation).

During the installation, I initially assigned 3GB RAM to my virtual box machine. The system appeared slow and there were a few lags in the animation of different UI elements. But the OS became pretty smooth after I bumped the RAM to 4GB. So, 4GB is an ideal amount of RAM, to begin with.

This extra hunger for hardware is somewhat justified as we have seen Windows 11 performance benchmarks where the new OS has a considerable edge over Windows 10.

Overall, we expect that Windows 11 will require a slightly higher CPU clock frequency and a display of 1024 x 768 minimum resolution.


Better security on Windows 11

Some of you might have encountered the TPM 2.0 not found error while installing Windows 11. Well, that’s due to the fact that Microsoft has now boosted security and needs the TPM chip as must-have hardware on your device. The error mostly shows up on older machines that don’t have the TPM fitted and maybe on some virtual box installations as well.

Windows 11 also requires your device to support UEFI Secure Boot, a feature that checks whether you’re running a genuine Windows copy or not.

So, this was a rough idea of the Windows 11 system requirements that you’ll need in order to install the upcoming OS. We’ll update this article with the official specs once Microsoft releases them.

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