Windows 10 version 2004 processor requirement changes

Windows 10 May 2020 Update now supports MD's Ryzen 4000 series and up to Intel 10th Generation Core processors.

Windows 10 2004 CPU requirement
Windows 10 2004 CPU requirement

Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update, is expected to launch on May 28, and even though, the new update should be supported on devices already running a previous version of the operating system, Microsoft is making some changes to the processor requirements.

According to the company’s documentation (via Neowin), version 2004 now will also officially support the new AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series of processors. This is in addition to up to 7th Generation processors (A-series Ax-9xxx, E-series Ex-9xxx, and FX-9xxx), Athlon 2xx, Opteron, and EPYC 7xxx.

On Intel requirements, the May 2020 Update will continue to support for older processors, but now, it’ll also officially support up to 10th Generation Core processors, Intel Xeon E-22xx, Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron, and Pentium.

The Windows Processor Requirements support page only represents the latest processor generations and models that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update was optimized for, but remember that you only need a 1GHz or faster processor that’s compatible with the x64 instruction set, supports PAE, PX, SSE2, CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW to run the operating system.

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