Why Ryzen 5 1600 AF is not listed on official AMD processor compability list for Windows 11?

PeterQ94 1 Reputation point
2021-08-31T10:14:48.083+00:00

Dear Microsoft Community,

I tried contact with Microsoft by twitter and support channel both for home customers and developers. Microsoft consultants can't answer for my question and they suggested me to make post on forum community. I am very disappointed because I feel now like user of some linux distribution.

I have no choice so I will ask you now about this.

Why Ryzen 5 1600 AF is not listed on this list: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-amd-processors?source=docs

Like we know Ryzen 5 1600 AF is in fact Ryzen 5 2600 with lower frequency. My logic tell me that if Ryzen 5 2600 is on the list and will be work with Windows 11 then Ryzen 5 1600 AF should work fine too. I don't know why Microsoft forget about this CPU? Is this real reason why this CPU is not on the list? I must know because I want to build new machine with this CPU and I want to use Windows 11 instead of Windows 10.

Can you tell me? I hope that someone from Microsoft also read this forum and can answer me why your support looks like this and why Windows 11 have narrow range of support hardware?

Have a nice day! I will be waiting for answer.

P.S. I have also question to this website: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=windowshardwaredev

Above website is outdated or I should make post there?

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2021-08-31T13:27:14.54+00:00

    Hello @PeterQ94

    The basic Hardware requirement is set by Device OEM and Microsoft for more stability and reliability of the OS operation and now Microsoft has decided to list Windows 11 to low specs hardware. Soon an official update will be released in the upcoming days and as a result, there is more possibility for Ryzen 5 1600 AF to be listed on the list you have mentioned. Do follow up with the official handles for more updates.

    Hope this answers all your queries
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  2. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2021-08-31T13:28:29.15+00:00

    Hello @PeterQ94

    The basic Hardware requirement is set by Device OEM and Microsoft for more stability and reliability of the OS operation. and now Microsoft has decided to list Windows 11 to low specs hardware. sooner an official update will be released in the upcoming days. and as a result, there is more possibility for Ryzen 5 1600 AF to be listed on the list you have mentioned. Do follow up with the official handles for more updates.

    Hope this answers all your queries
    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it : )

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  3. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2021-08-31T13:40:13.357+00:00

    Hello Peter,

    The basic Hardware requirement is set by Device OEM and Microsoft for more stability and reliability of the OS operation. and now Microsoft has decided to list Windows 11 to low specs hardware. sooner an official update will be released in the upcoming days. and as a result, there is more possibility for Ryzen 5 1600 AF to be listed on the list you have mentioned. Do follow up with the official handles for more updates.

    Hope this answers all your queries
    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it : )

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