Can I Run Ryzen 5 1600 on Windows 11?

After the official Windows 11 released, more and more windows users install the new Windows 11. However, there are system requirements for Windows 11 upgrade. In other words, if you want to run Windows 11 on your computer, your hardware should reach to the Windows 11 minimum requirements which including CPU requirements. Recently, lots of users ask the question can Ryzen 5 1600 run on Windows 11?  This article will discuss the question is the Ryzen 5 1600 compatible with Windows 11.

AMD CPUs compatible with Windows 11

First, let’s check what AMD CPUs can officially run Windows 11. So far, the AMD CPUs for Window 11 can be traced back to 2018. It covers second gen Ryzen (Zen+) CPUs and above. There is an AMD CPUs list compatible on Windows 11, which is provided by Microsoft.

AMD Ryzen 2000 series (Zen+)Desktop
Ryzen 3 2300X
Ryzen 5 2600
Ryzen 7 2700
Ryzen 7 2700X
Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

AMD Ryzen 3000 series (Zen 2, Zen+*)Desktop Mobile
Ryzen 3 3100Ryzen 3 3300U
Ryzen 5 3600Ryzen 5 3500U
Ryzen 7 3700XRyzen 5 3550H
Ryzen 9 3900Ryzen 7 3700U
Ryzen 9 3900XRyzen 7 3750H
Ryzen 9 3950X
Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
Ryzen Threadripper 3995WX
Ryzen 3 3200G*
Ryzen 5 3400G*

AMD Ryzen 4000 series (Zen 2)DesktopMobile
Ryzen 3 4300GRyzen 3 4300U
Ryzen 5 4600GRyzen 5 4500U
Ryzen 7 4700GRyzen 5 4600H
Ryzen 7 4700U
Ryzen 7 4800HS
Ryzen 7 4800H
Ryzen 9 4900HS
Ryzen 9 4900H

AMD Ryzen 5000 series (Zen 3)DesktopMobile
Ryzen 5 5600XRyzen 3 5400U
Ryzen 7 5800XRyzen 5 5600U
Ryzen 9 5900XRyzen 5 5600HS
Ryzen 9 5950XRyzen 5 5600HS
Ryzen 7 5800U
Ryzen 7 5800HS
Ryzen 7 5800H
Ryzen 9 5900HS
Ryzen 9 5900HX
Ryzen 9 5980HS
Ryzen 9 5980HX

Is Ryzen 5 1600 Compatible with Windows 11?

According to the list of the compatible AMD CPUs with Windows 11, Ryzen 5 1600 is not there. It seems that Ryzen 5 1600 can’t run on Windows 11. Moreover, there is no AMD workers officially speak whether Ryzen 5 1600 Compatible with Windows 11 or not. Here, we recommend you to confirm it by using Windows 11 PC Health Check Application. This application is created to check if your PC can meet the Windows 11 minimum requirements. If not, PC Health Check Application will also tell you the reason. According to our test, although Ryzen 5 1600 is not in the list of the compatible AMD CPUs with Windows 11, the PC Health Check tell us Ryzen 5 1600 can run Windows 11. We don’t know whether it is a bug from Microsoft, there is no message from Microsoft to explain it. We guess that the reason why Ryzen 5 1600 is accepted by Windows 11 PC Health Check is that the AMD CPU is like Ryzen 5 2600 and has the same architecture Zen+. Anyhow, the safest way is to wait the answer from Microsoft. If you have any other ideas, welcome to leave a message to discuss with us.

Check Ryzen 5 1600 Compatible with Windows 11
Check Ryzen 5 1600 Compatible with Windows 11


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