Does My Processor Support Intel® Virtualization Technology?

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09/27/2019

Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with the following elements.  Contact your vendor for more information.

  • A processor 
  • Chipset 
  • BIOS
  • Operating system
  • Device drivers 

Here is the list of all Intel® Processors supporting  Intel® Virtualization Technology

 

To find out if your Intel® processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology, use one of the options below:

Option 1: Search the product specification site

  1. Determine your processor number: Refer to How to Identify My Intel® Processor?
    • Press the Windows key and the letter S at the same time. Windows plus S
    • Type system Information.
    • Also, you can click the Windows Key Windows key, and start typing System Information
    • Make note of your processor number, located under Processor.
  2. Visit the product specification site (ark.intel.com). Enter the number of the processor in the search box located on the right side.
  3. In the processor product page, and under Advanced Technologies, check to see if Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is supported.

Using Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor as an example:

  • Enter the number of the processors in the search box.
  • On the specification page for the processors, and under Advanced Technologies, look for the Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) field.

Search box

Advanced Technologies list

Option 2: Use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility

The Intel® Processor Identification Utility can be used to check if the Intel® Virtualization Technology is supported in your processors.

  1. Download the Intel® Processor Identification Utility, install, and run.
  2. Double-click the Intel® Processor Identification Utility on the desktop to open.
  3. Select the CPU Technologies tab.
  4. Check to see if the Intel® Virtualization Technology box is checked. If checked, then the Intel® Virtualization Technology is enabled.
Note If the processor supports virtualization but the identification tool shows the feature is disabled, other applications or software might be using the feature.

Intel® Processor Identification Utility

Note

A processor with Intel® Virtualization Technology doesn't guarantee that virtualization works on your system. Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with a chipset, BIOS, enabling software and/or operating system, device drivers, and applications designed for this feature.

If your BIOS includes a setting to enable or disable support for Intel® Virtualization Technology, make sure you enable it.