Determine If Your Processor Supports Intel® Virtualization Technology

Last Reviewed: 24-Jul-2017
Article ID: 000005486

To find if your Intel® Processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT), use one of the methods described below: 


A processor with Intel VT does not guarantee that virtualization works on your system. Intel VT 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 VT, make sure you enable it. For Intel® Desktop Boards, enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key as the system starts.

Click or the method to determine if your processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology

Search the ARK Online Application

If you know your processor number, go to the Intel ARK home page. Enter the processor number in the search box.

Intel ARK home page

Using i7-5960X processor as an example, the following screen displays once you press the Enter key. On the left side of the screen, click Advanced Technologies. Look for Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d), which flags "Yes" or "No" for the specified processor.

Advanced Technologies

Use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility

If you do not know your processor number or family, use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility. The utility identifies your:

  • Processor number
  • Processor and system bus speed
  • Processor cache
  • Different Intel® technologies your processor supports

Install and run the utility, click the license agreement, then select the CPU technologies tab. The advanced technologies are flagged as "Yes" or "No."

Operating system considerations
For answers on Windows XP* mode, see the Microsoft Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC Mode frequently asked questions. For more information, use the page tabs to see documentation, requirements, configure BIOS, and Virtual PC 2007*.

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