Yes, AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is on the list of AMD processor that support Windows 11 supports. Therefore, AMD Ryzen 5 2600 can run Windows 11. It means your AMD Ryzen 5 2600 based computer can upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 via the Windows update program.
What Ryzen 5 2600 series processors support Windows 11?
Actually, there are several Ryzen 5 2600 processors compatible with Windows 11, which are listed in the AMD processor compatibility list. They are:
- Ryzen 5 2600
- Ryzen 5 2600E
- Ryzen 5 2600X
All computers based on above four Ryzen 5 2600 processors can upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 via windows update program. It means these Ryzen 5 2600 based computers can upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 eligibly when they get the update message for Windows 11.
However, although Ryzen 5 2600 supports Windows 11, you still need to check if your computers are installed with Microsoft’s patch before upgrading to Windows 11. Because your Ryzen 5 2600 computer may encounter the following potential compatibility issues after upgrading to Windows 11:
- Unable to upgrade to Windows 11.
- Slow performance of Ryzen 5 2600 based computer running Windows 11.
What patches are required to run Windows 11 on the Ryzen 5 2600?
As we said above, Ryzen 5 2600 based computers may experience slower speeds after upgrading to Windows 11 becaused of the L3 cache latency of the Ryzen 5 2600 processor. To solve the slow performance, you need install Windows OS Build 22000.282 or higher.
You can also update KB5006746 on Ryzen 5 2600 computers. If your Ryzen 5 2600 based computer has been updated to the latest version, you have no need to worry about the slow Windows 11 issue.
Besides the required patches, you are required to update the chipset firmware on the Ryzen 5 2600 processor. After installing the chipset firmware, the firmware on your computer will be upgraded to version 3.10.08.506.
How to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 on Ryzen 5 2600?
If you don’t want to use Windows 11 after upgrading your Ryzen 5 2600 computers to Windows 11, you can downgrade to Windows 10 again. When you upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, Microsoft stores previous installation files on your computer and keeps them for 10 days. During the 10 days, you are allowed to revert to the previous system on your computer using the Return option through the Control Panel.
The Ryzen 5 2600 processor supports Windows 11. And you are recommended to upgrade the chipset on your Ryzen 5 2600 based computer to 3.10.08.506 or higher so that your Ryzen 5 2600 processor can run Windows 11 smoothly.