Friday, July 2nd 2021

GIGABYTE Motherboards Feature TPM 2.0 Function to Support Windows 11 Upgrade

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, announced that the BIOS of their series motherboards, including Intel X299, C621, C232, C236, C246, 200, 300, 400, 500 lineups, as well as AMD TRX40, 300, 400, 500 motherboards are TPM 2.0 function ready, which can pass the upgraded Windows 11 OS. verification.

Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and features dozens of exciting new functions and Android APP support to effectively improve productivity, system security, and gaming performance. However, most of the users might be confusing that Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 support means they need a TPM module on board for Windows 11 upgrade.
In fact, TPM 2.0 hardware is not a must to pass TPM 2.0 verification. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Motherboards are not only known for their world-renowned durability, but also play a leading role in product design, especially when it comes to the TPM 2.0 support in the BIOS. Lots of GIGABYTE Intel and AMD motherboards can pass the TPM 2.0 verification of the Windows 11 by simply enabling the TPM-related function in the BIOS, on which Intel X299, B250 chipset and above platform will be the Platform Trust Technology (PTT), and fTPM function on the AMD AM4 and TRX40 motherboards. By this advanced BIOS setting, GIGABYTE motherboards can pass the TPM 2.0 verification of Windows 11 to prevent TPM 2.0 support becoming an issue to users during their system upgrade.

The Windows 11 will be coming later this year, user can check for the compatibility and minimum system requirements via Microsoft website. Certain features may require specific hardware and CPU support, please see details on system requirements.

Windows 11 CPU Support List, please check:AMD Processors / Intel Processors

To learn more about GIGABYTE motherboards: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard
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22 Comments on GIGABYTE Motherboards Feature TPM 2.0 Function to Support Windows 11 Upgrade

#1
kayjay010101
How is this news? This applies to practically every single board released for both Intel and AMD for the last 5-ish years, and isn't exclusive to Gigabyte.
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#2
TumbleGeorge
Hmm is tpm function hardware integrated in Intel and AMD CPUs from many years?
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#3
kayjay010101
TumbleGeorgeHmm is tpm function hardware integrated in Intel and AMD CPUs from many years?
Yep, it's called fTPM for AMD processors and PTT for Intel processors. I'm unsure when fTPM began but at least every single Ryzen processor has it. PTT was implemented I believe with Skylake or the generation prior.
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MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
kayjay010101How is this news? This applies to practically every single board released for both Intel and AMD for the last 5-ish years, and isn't exclusive to Gigabyte.
Then explain why my 8700k and z370 board don't pass the windows 11 checker utility? Because that's not generally a true statement.
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
kayjay010101PTT was implemented I believe with Skylake or the generation prior.
It was in the Haswell platform, IIRC.
MxPhenom 216Then explain why my 8700k and z370 board don't pass the windows 11 checker utility? Because that's not generally a true statement.
Because you haven't gone into the BIOS and enabled. Most motherboard have it disabled by default, but they should all support it unless they are one of the worst motherboard ever. This is a feature that Intel and AMD have built into their platforms for a long time, a motherboard maker would have to work harder to remove support for it than to just leave it in.
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#6
Tomorrow
MxPhenom 216Then explain why my 8700k and z370 board don't pass the windows 11 checker utility? Because that's not generally a true statement.
The official Microsift utility is nearly useless. That is why it was pulled.
Use this one to get far more detailed overlook: github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11

Then post the screenshot here.
It's possible that you fail with some other check. Possibly using MBR partitioned drive etc.
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#7
TumbleGeorge
I think that Microsoft artificially make fTPM(firmware TPM) not accept for example Ryzen 1000 series. Propably this restriction is intentional to force people to upgrade with newer hardware and is not determined by real circumstances.
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#8
Tomorrow
TumbleGeorgeI think that Microsoft artificially make fTPM(firmware TPM) not accept for example Ryzen 1000 series. Propably this restriction is intentional to force people to upgrade with newer hardware and is not determined by real circumstances.
I agree. There should be no technical reason for Skylake, Kaby Lake and Zen1 not to support TPM.
Tho i agree there needs to be a cutoff point somewhere. I feel like Skylake and newer are good enough. I doubt Conroe or FX users are really instrested in upgrading to Win11 anyway.
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#9
mechtech
Perfect, so just don't update the bios and I don't that to worry about a "surprise" win 11 install.
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#10
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
And here is the Rebuttal from the General Public


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#11
rethcirE
TomorrowThe official Microsift utility is nearly useless. That is why it was pulled.
Use this one to get far more detailed overlook: github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11

Then post the screenshot here.
It's possible that you fail with some other check. Possibly using MBR partitioned drive etc.
Thanks for sharing. I've no plans to upgrade anytime soon but it appears the 2019 laptop is all Green to go.



What's interesting is in the BIOS I have TPM fully disabled and Secure Boot disabled. So they simply need to be present and not necessarily enabled.
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#12
lexluthermiester
rethcirEThanks for sharing. I've no plans to upgrade anytime soon but it appears the 2019 laptop is all Green to go.



What's interesting is in the BIOS I have TPM fully disabled and Secure Boot disabled. So they simply need to be present and not necessarily enabled.
Keep in mind, that utility is NOT an official MS utility. It's made by a third party and only DETECTS the features, not whether they are enabled..
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#13
Exceededgoku
Genuinely worried for people in here who believe their PC's won't support windows 11 and need a tool to tell them that it will (or won't)... :laugh:
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#14
ThrashZone
Hi,
Spec's say "Capable" of secure boot....
Don't believe bitlocker is mandatory to use
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#16
Makaveli
TomorrowThe official Microsift utility is nearly useless. That is why it was pulled.
Use this one to get far more detailed overlook: github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11

Then post the screenshot here.
It's possible that you fail with some other check. Possibly using MBR partitioned drive etc.
I haven't seen this app before nice.

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#17
TheOne
You know with the last releases they had a hard time getting anyone to use it, but this time they tell people they can't run it and now everyone is trying to find a workaround.
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#18
lexluthermiester
TheOnebut this time they tell people they can't run it and now everyone is trying to find a workaround.
Two reasons for this.

First, it's because Windows 8/8.1/10 all have GUIs that look like poopoo. Windows 11 GUI changes are shaping up to be very good looking and the functionality changes are equally appealing.

Second, telling most of the world's people, whose PC's would otherwise run the OS perfectly, that they have to now upgrade their PCs for no reason other than because microsoft says so(the excuses of security are utter rubbish) is a slap in the face NO ONE likes and MANY will NOT tolerate, myself included.
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#19
protain
MxPhenom 216Then explain why my 8700k and z370 board don't pass the windows 11 checker utility? Because that's not generally a true statement.
My 8700k and Z370 mobo didn't pass until I went into the BIOS and enabled PTT...
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#20
FireFox
The Power Of Intel
lexluthermiesterWindows 11 GUI changes are shaping up to be very good looking and the functionality changes are equally appealing.
Me waiting for a tool to make Windows 11 look like Windows 7 :laugh:
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MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
protainMy 8700k and Z370 mobo didn't pass until I went into the BIOS and enabled PTT...
PTT was enabled by default for me but fidnt work.
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#22
protain
MxPhenom 216PTT was enabled by default for me but fidnt work.
When I was in the BIOS I enabled PTT as well as Secure Boot to get all those green ticks in the WhyNotWin11 app... can't remember if I changed any other PTT/TPM related settings though
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