Yes, AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is compatible with Windows 11. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is in the list of AMD processor that support Windows 11. You can check the complete list released by Microsoft. It means your AMD Ryzen 5 3600 based computer have the access to get upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11.
What Ryzen 5 3600 series processors are compatible with Windows 11?
You can find four Ryzen 5 3600 series processors in the AMD processor compatibility list. They are:
- Ryzen 5 3600
- Ryzen 5 3600X
- Ryzen 5 3600XT
- Ryzen 5 3600 PRO
All computers based on above four Ryzen 5 3600 processors can access the upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Once you get the update message for Windows 11 on these computers, then you can upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 eligibly.
Although Ryzen 5 3600 processor is compatible with Windows 11, you still need to check if the Ryzen 3600 based computers are installed with Microsoft’s patch. This Microsoft’s patch is used to solve the following potential compatibility issues between Ryzen 3600 and Windows 11:
- Unable to upgrade to Windows 11.
- Slow performance of Ryzen 3600 based computer running Windows 11.
What patches are required to run Windows 11 on the Ryzen 3600?
As we said above, although the Ryzen 5 3600 processor is compatible with Windows 11, some Ryzen 3600 series processor users may experience slower speeds after upgrading to Windows 11. This is due to the L3 cache latency of the Ryzen 5 3600 series processors. Therefore, you need to use Windows OS Build 22000.282 or higher.
You can also install optional update KB5006746 on Ryzen 5 3600 machines. If your computer has been updated to the latest version, then you will not face the slow Windows 11 running on the Ryzen 5 3600 processor based computers.
Except for the required patches, you will also need to update the chipset firmware on the Ryzen 5 3600 series processors. 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 3600?
You can downgrade to Windows 10 even if you have Windows 11 installed on your Ryzen 3600-based computer. During an upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, Microsoft stores previous installation files on your computer and keeps them for 10 days. You can revert to the previous operating system on your computer using the “Return” option through the Control Panel.
In summary, the Ryzen 5 3600 processor is compatible with Windows 11. However, you are recommended to upgrade the chipset on your Ryzen 5 3600 series computer to 3.10.08.506 or higher and keep Windows 11 up to date so that your Ryzen 3600 processor can run Windows 11 well.