Does My Intel® Processor Support Microsoft Windows® 10?

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12/09/2019

Follow the steps below to determine if your processor supports Windows® 10 using the code name listed in the table below.

  1. Identify the processor: Press on the Windows key Windows key on your keyboard and start typing System, choose System Information which will show Processor information with the name and the number.
  2. Go to the product specification site and type the processor number in the search box. Once you see the processor in the drop-down, click it.
  3. On the product specification page under Essentials, the second line lists the code name.

    For example: The processor is i7-8700K.

    Processor is i7-8700K

  4. Select the matching result to open the product specification page.
  5. On the product specification page under Essentials, the second line lists the code name.
    Code name
  6. Note the code name, locate it in the table below, and determine if your processor supports Windows® 10. In the example given, the i7-8700K has the code name Coffee Lake. In the table below, we can see that the processor supports Windows® 10, 64-bit.

 

Intel® Processor Platform Formerly Known as (code name) Windows® 10 32-bit Driver Support Windows 10 64-bit Driver Support
10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Ice Lake No Yes
10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Comet Lake No Yes
10th/8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Amber Lake Y No Yes
9th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Coffee Lake No Yes
8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Whiskey Lake No Yes
8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Coffee Lake No Yes
8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Kaby Lake R No Yes

7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v6 (Mobile)

Kaby Lake No Yes

6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Skylake No Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Broadwell No Yes
4th Generation Intel® Core™

 

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Haswell No Yes

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Ivy Bridge No Yes1

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Intel® Atom® Processors

Apollo Lake No Yes
Intel® Atom® Processors Cherry Trail Yes Yes

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Intel® Atom® Processors

Bay Trail Yes2 Yes

Intel® Pentium® Processors

Intel® Celeron® Processors

Intel Atom® Processors

Braswell Yes Yes


1 Upgrade only: If you bought a system that came with Windows 7*, Windows 8*, or Windows 8.1*, refer to your original equipment manufacturer (OEM) about upgrading to Windows® 10.

2 Intel Atom® Processors (code name Bay Trail) are supported for Windows® 10, 32-bit platform with the existing drivers that were delivered for Windows* 8.1. We plan to certify Windows* 8.1 drivers for the Windows® 10, 64-bit platform only.

Note: Systems running Windows 7*, Windows 8*, or Windows 8.1* can use the Get Windows® 10 (GWX) application from Microsoft to confirm your system is compatible. Access the Microsoft Windows® 10 Q&A for more information.

 

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