Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 11 version 21H2 will begin to be released on October 5 and testers can join the Windows Insider app to try out the first version of the app.
PC makers such as Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are gradually preparing drivers for their Windows 11 drivers and applications. Earlier this year, Intel and Nvidia released new drivers working with both Windows 10 version 21H2 (October 2021 Update) and Windows 11 version 21H2. Today, AMD has finally released drivers ready for Windows 11.
AMD has published Ryzen driver version 3.09.01.140 for Windows 11. AMD said the update enables all features found in Radeon Software on Windows 11. These features include Radeon Boost, Radeon Anti-Lag, Radeon Image Sharpening, and more.
This update also looks at existing problems with Windows 11 on supported chipsets, including the 400-series and 300-series.
“Windows 11 is just around the corner, and we know that many users are participating in Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program and have access to Windows startups. If you are one of those people, you can now use all the features found in Radeon Software, ”AMD said in a statement.
If you are interested, you can download the driver from the company’s website. Drivers will not enable Windows 11 support for unsupported PCs.
In addition to Windows 11 drivers, AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.9.1 driver in support of the new “Smart Access Memory” for Radeon RX 5000 graphics cards.
Windows 11 drivers and hardware requirements
As you may know, Microsoft has set the basics for Windows 11 hardware requirements. Windows 11 is available for free download, but it can’t be installed with Windows Update on PCs powered by Intel’s sixth and seventh-generation processors, as well as AMD Ryzen CPUs older than Ryzen 2000.
In other words, if you have a device with an old processor like the Ryzen 1000, it will not be able to run Windows 11. However, you can still download drivers to improve Windows 11 support and deal with bugs that affect the corners of the windows program.
In fact, Asus tests Windows 11 BIOS and driver support for unsupported processors (6th and 7th gen Intel hardware).
In the release notes of the STRIX Z270F firmware updates, Asus confirmed that it is testing Windows 11 motherboard support that supports the Kaby Lake series of CPUs, next to the Celeron G3900 and above. These CPUs are officially not compatible with the new operating system.
Extended support for Windows 11 is currently limited to other motherboards with Intel CPUs, but it may be that companies like Asus are not made, so your motherboard with older Intel or AMD CPU may soon be compatible with Windows 11 compatibility soon.