• Ryzen 4000 chips entered the scene at CEC 2020, where AMD showcased its next-generation desktop and mobile processing unit.
  • Microsoft has listed the Ryzen 4000 processors in their Windows Processor Requirements document.
  • Visit the news page for more information.
  • You can also head over to our Windows 10 page for additional information and updates

Ryzen 4000 chips entered the scene at CEC 2020, where AMD showcased its next-generation desktop and mobile processing units. The chips may have arrived to the party later than their dominant counterparts, such as the Intel Core series. But they are early enough to take advantage of Windows 10 2004 support.

Microsoft updated the Windows 10 processor requirements

The latest document from Windows processor requirements confirms the compatibility of the Ryzen 4000 processors with Windows 10 2004. Microsoft uses that page to reveal all the chips that its operating systems support.

Older AMD processors are also on the updated list.

Through the following 7th generation AMD processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx and E-Series Ex-9xxx and FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 4xxx, AMD Opteron, and AMD EPYC 7xxx processors.

Most of the major chipmakers have been aware of these processor specs for a long time. So the latest inclusion doesn’t surprise either of them.

Also, there are multiple Intel microprocessor variants on the updated list. The company has a long history of making chips for different versions of the Windows operating system.

Its listed CPUs include the powerful 10th Gen Intel Core series processors.

Pentium 4 and Celeron processors can be slow and not ideal for high-end CPU intensive applications. But they are still in use today. So it makes sense that Microsoft isn’t ending Windows 10 support for older Intel chips in the meantime.

About missing processors

AMD Athlon 3000 is not mentioned in the Windows Processor Requirements list. Unsurprisingly, the document includes Athlon 200 series microchips.

If a processor model is not listed, it can only mean one thing. Microsoft hopes that its manufacturer (OEM) will not install it on a client system running on Windows.

Still, any exclusion could be an error of omission. Therefore, the affected companies can contact Microsoft for clarification or the inclusion of their chips.

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