ASUS is preparing a number of its motherboards to work with Windows 11. The manufacturer has released BIOS updates for various chipsets, including those that have supported Intel Kaby Lake processors since 2017. Intel and AMD chipsets are supported, and new BIOS updates even automatically enable Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on AMD and Intel systems.
TPM is a minimum requirement for Windows 11 and this change caused some confusion after many realized that on their computers this option was either not enabled in the BIOS or was called “PTT” or “PSP fTPM”. Microsoft’s Windows 11 Update Checker didn’t initially clear up this confusion, so it’s encouraging to see big manufacturers like ASUS now include TPM by default so people don’t have to dig into memory.
While ASUS plans to support a wide variety of Windows 11 motherboards, not all BIOS updates are available yet. If you purchased a pre-built PC and are not sure which motherboard is installed in it, you can find the model number listed when you go to Start> Run> msinfo32 in Windows 10.
ASUS is not alone in supporting Windows 11 motherboards. Gigabyte, Asrock, Biostar and MSI have released a list of supported systems that will run Windows 11. It remains unclear exactly when Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. The official wording only mentions the “holiday season”, but Microsoft continues to hint at an October release date.
A complete list of Windows 11 compatible motherboards is available at the Source link.