Monday, July 5th 2021

ASUS and MSI Put out Windows 11 TPM 2.0 Compatible Motherboard and Processor Lists

ASUS and MSI have each put out lists of their motherboards and compatible processors that meet the Windows 11 requirement of a TPM 2.0 spec-compliant trusted platform module, without needing an add-on TPM. ASUS says that its motherboards dating back to the Intel 300-series, and AMD 300-series, and processors compatible with them, meet the requirement, which would mean Intel "Coffee Lake" and forward; and AMD "Zen" and forward. MSI, on the other hand, extends support all the way back to Intel 100-series (when paired with "Kaby Lake" or forward); and AMD 300-series ("Zen" and forward).

For HEDT platforms, both companies support TPM 2.0 on Intel X299, AMD X399, and AMD TRX40. Server- and workstation chipsets from processor generations corresponding to these platforms, will also support Windows 11. Intel and AMD began integrating a firmware TPM with these platforms that met TPM 2.0 specification. Older platforms will require an add-on TPM, which scalpers are selling for upward or $100 these days (normally under $20). The firmware TPM, although present, is usually disabled, and needs to be enabled in the UEFI setup program. In addition, the firmware must be configured for UEFI boot, with Secure Boot enabled, to meet Windows 11 requirements.
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19 Comments on ASUS and MSI Put out Windows 11 TPM 2.0 Compatible Motherboard and Processor Lists

#1
jlmcr87
Asus is lying. I was able to activate TPM 2.0 in an Asus Maximus VIII Hero with Z170 Chipset and Skylake processor without any external TPM add on. It has the TPM integrated, but it´s disabled and hidden in the UEFI bios (Thanks ASUS).
For those affected visit win-raid forums, Cannot enable Intel PTT (TPM 2.0) at ASUS motherboard thread.
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#2
xtreemchaos
my z270 Maximus 1V Hero supports TPM2 too but im not sure about the 7700k in it,ill have to download that checker app i think, i think my x570 and 3900x will be good to go. im not going to jump in to win11 just yet untill its been well tested.
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#3
ThrashZone
Hi,
A little to straight forward thing to do about all this is just give a message "You can't use bitlocker without these requirements" but that is a little to simple lol
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#4
Chomiq
jlmcr87Asus is lying. I was able to activate TPM 2.0 in an Asus Maximus VIII Hero with Z170 Chipset and Skylake processor without any external TPM add on. It has the TPM integrated, but it´s disabled and hidden in the UEFI bios (Thanks ASUS).
For those affected visit win-raid forums, Cannot enable Intel PTT (TPM 2.0) at ASUS motherboard thread.
Asus isn't lying. Official W11 specs require minimum of 8xxx series Intel CPU which means minimum of 300-series board. The blame can be put on Microsoft for not listing CPU's made before 2017 (or even in 2017 - Ryzen 1xxx series) as compatible with W11.
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#5
jlmcr87
ChomiqAsus isn't lying. Official W11 specs require minimum of 8xxx series Intel CPU which means minimum of 300-series board. The blame can be put on Microsoft for not listing CPU's made before 2017 (or even in 2017 - Ryzen 1xxx series) as compatible with W11.
We are talking about TPM 2.0 compatible boards. And yes Asus is lying, they disabled and hide the TPM option on Z170 boards. Fortunately its easy to unlock
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#6
ThrashZone
jlmcr87We are talking about TPM 2.0 compatible boards. And yes Asus is lying, they disabled and hide the TPM option on Z170 boards. Fortunately its easy to unlock
Hi,
Not sure how easy it is for novice lol
Flashing bios is serious stuff.
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#7
Xex360
ThrashZoneHi,
A little to straight forward thing to do about all this is just give a message "You can't use bitlocker without these requirements" but that is a little to simple lol
Exactly. I for example have never used bitlocker, and probably plenty of people who don't need it.
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#8
jlmcr87
ThrashZoneHi,
Not sure how easy it is for novice lol
Flashing bios is serious stuff.
Yo dont have to flash anything...simply a command to enable It.
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#9
ThrashZone
jlmcr87Yo dont have to flash anything...simply a command to enable It.
Hi,
I must have missed that part in the thread you posted
Maybe post the actual command.
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#10
Makaveli
ThrashZoneHi,
Not sure how easy it is for novice lol
Flashing bios is serious stuff.
lol then they better learn that is maintenance 101 on a personal computer.

Liking having a car and not knowing how to pump your own gas or change a tire.
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#11
ThrashZone
Makavelilol then they better learn that is maintenance 101 on a personal computer.

Liking having a car and not knowing how to pump your own gas or change a tire.
Hi,
Funny example
It's something else to edit bios and flash them again lol

As soon as the other fellow responds back with the command we shall see.
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#14
TruthPhoenix
I was able to install and use the Leaked W11 iso on both:
MSI PCmate Z170A with i5-7600k
& Asus Z270-A with i7-6700k
No worries, just enabled TPM 2.0 stuff in bios.

Also worked on a Lenovo T460p laptop with i7-6820HQ... ;)

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#15
RJARRRPCGP
I'll wait for the RTM to come before I check again.
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#17
Russ64
I have an Asus Z170 board and i5-6600K - if I buy the TPM 2.0 (14-pin) module and install it, will it work or is my CPU "too old"? Confused :banghead:
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#18
RJARRRPCGP
Chomiq(or even in 2017 - Ryzen 1xxx series)
Dang! Microsoft shutting them down like they're an Athlon from 2004!
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#19
TxGrin
You can bypass the tpm requirement just open a notepad text file and paste this in it then save as bypass.reg then merge it into your registry and Windows 11 will now install without tpm.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\LabConfig]
"BypassTPMCheck"=dword:00000001
"BypassSecureBootCheck"=dword:00000001
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