Yes, most processors from the Intel i9 family of core processors are compatible with Windows 11. Microsoft has shared a list of compatible processors on its website. We look at each Intel i9 process that is in current marketing status to let you know the compatibility between Windows 11 and the Intel i9 family of processors.
Intel has covered 34 processors from the i9 family of core processors on its website. This does not include the X series processors. We list each processor, including the X series processor range, based on its generation to confirm compatibility with Windows 11.
i9 12th generation processors that work with Windows 11
There are 9 processors in the i9 12th generation. Out of these, the following two i9 12th generation processors are compatible with Windows 11:
- Intel i9-12900K
- Intel i9-12900KF
There are seven other processor models. Based on the Microsoft document that was updated on 17th January, 2022, these processors are not listed in the compatible list of processors. It may seem a bit unusual that the i9 12th generation processors are not compatible with Windows 11. However, in our opinion, these processors may not have been adequately tested with Windows 11. This is the reason that following seven i9 12th generation processors are not listed on the Windows 11 compatibility document of Microsoft:
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900TE Processor
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900E Processor
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK Processor
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900 Processor
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900F Processor
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900T Processor
It may be worth testing Windows 11 on these seven processors from the Intel i9 12th generation of core processors. It may also be worth re-checking the Microsoft compatibility document for periodic updates about the list of compatible processors with Windows 11.
Intel i9 11th generation processors that work with Windows 11
As of writing this, there are 8 processors in the Intel i9 family of 11th generation processors. All the i9 11th generation processors are compatible with Windows 11. The following i9 11th generation processors can work with Windows 11:
- Intel i9-11900
- Intel i9-11900F
- Intel i9-11900T
- Intel i9-11900KF
- Intel i9-11900K
- Intel i9-11950H
- Intel i9-11980HK
- Intel i9-11900H
You may check Intel and Microsoft websites for updates about new processors or expansion of the list of Windows 11 compatible processors.
Intel i9 10th generation processors that work with Windows 11
The i9 10th generation processor family includes 10 processors. As of writing this, all the i9 10th generation processors are compatible with the Windows 11 operating system. The following i9 10th generation processors are compatible with Windows 11:
- Intel i9-10900T
- Intel i9-10900
- Intel i9-10900F
- Intel i9-10900KF
- Intel i9-10900K
- Intel i9-10980HK
- Intel i9-10885H
- Intel i9-10900TE
- Intel i9-10900E
- Intel i9-10850K
Aside from these 10 publicly available processors, there are 4 additional processors in the 10th generation X series. All these X series 10th generation processors support Windows 11. Intel X series processors are designed for an enhanced experience. These processors support overclocking as well.
The four processors from the Intel i9 10th generation X series that support Windows 11 are:
- Intel i9-10900X
- Intel i9-10920X
- Intel i9-10940X
- Intel i9-10980XE
Quite possibly, you may have gotten these processors and computer systems with the Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 should organically update to Windows 11 through the official channels of Windows Update. That should also mean that you will continue to receive all the Windows 11 security, cumulative and monthly rollup updates without any cause of worry.
Intel i9 9th generation processors that work with Windows 11
There are 6 mainstream i9 9th generation processors and 5 i9 9th generation X series processors. All these support Windows 11 operating system. The 6 Intel processors from the i9 9th generation that are compatible with Windows 11 are:
Over and above these, there are 5 processors from the X series 9th generation that are compatible with Windows 11. These processors are mentioned below for your ready reference:
The X series processors are advanced processors that offer a vastly improved gaming experience. These processors are also pretty useful for processor intensive jobs that require extended processing time and processor power.
Intel i9 8th generation processors that support Windows 11
For the Intel i9 8th generation, there is a single processor that is currently available and is compatible with Windows 11. The following Intel i9 8th generation processor can run with Windows 11:
- Intel i9-8950HK
On this page, we have listed all processors from Intel i9 family of core processors that are compatible with Windows 11 and support Windows 11 updates. On these systems, you would have continued access to the Windows Update program for a seamless integration with Windows security updates, cumulative updates and monthly rollup updates.
You may also like to read the following content related to Windows 11 and Intel processors:
- Intel i9-10900K Processor and its details
- Intel i9 11th gen vs 12th gen processors
- Intel i9-11900K vs i9-12900K
- Intel i9 11th Generation Processors – 11900 Series
- Intel i9 12th Generation Processors
- Does Intel Core i7-7700HQ support Windows 11?
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