Does My Processor Support Intel® Virtualization Technology?





Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with the following elements:

  • a processor 
  • chipset 
  • BIOS
  • enabling software and/or operating system
  • device drivers and applications designed for this feature 
Contact your vendor for more information.

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 ( 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 the Intel® Virtualization Technology tagged with Yes or No

Intel® Virtualization Technology


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.