Article ID: 000057689 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 09/15/2023

Minimum Processor Required to Use Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (GIG+)


Intel® Core™ i5-6300U Processor


Information about processor compatibility with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200.


What is the minimum processor required to use Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 at maximum performance with another ax device like an ax router?


Intel® Wireless Adapters with the CNVio (Intel® Integrated Connectivity) connector interface must be used with select Intel processors/chipset on systems/motherboards that are specifically designed to support it. Here is the list of Intel® Wireless Adapters that support Intel® Integrated Connectivity.

The connector interface of the Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 is PCIe and there is no need for a specific processor for general use. Compatibility depends on the computer manufacturer's design since most likely the limitation could be on the motherboard's side. The motherboard, BIOS, and the M.2 port need to compatible with the Wireless Adapter. For instance, the motherboard will need a M.2 Key A or Key E socket to use the Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200.

Generally speaking, we recommend looking for motherboards that come with the Wireless Adapter pre-installed in order to avoid issues related to the installation or use of Intel® Wireless Adapters, subject to country-specific legal regulations. We also recommend contacting your system manufacturer, vendor, or place of purchase about compatibility and support for Intel Wireless Adapter upgrades. Besides compatibility, laptop manufacturers must meet regulatory requirements to determine if you can install the Intel Wireless Adapter in your system.

Additional information

If planning to replace or upgrade the wireless adapter, review the Regulatory Information Regarding Wireless Hardware Installation or Upgrade.

Review Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter? link If your laptop does not recognize new hardware when you install an Intel® Wireless Adapter.

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