All The Motherboards That Support TPM For Windows 11
Microsoft stirred up a lot of confusion with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 requirement for Windows 11. TPM is usually a dedicated chip on a motherboard that provides hardware encryption for features like Windows Hello and BitLocker. Most motherboards you can buy don’t come with a dedicated chip, but they do come with firmware that can look and act like TPM in Windows.
Now, major motherboard companies have finally come out with guidance on which boards come with the feature.
Asus, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI are among the first motherboard makers to round up all of the chipsets that support TPM. Instead of a dedicated module, the TPM firmware uses power from the CPU for processing. This is enabled by Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT), which is available on most consumer motherboards. It offers the same capabilities of a discrete TPM, just without a dedicated module.
Although all of the chipsets below support firmware TPM, that doesn’t mean they all support Windows 11. CPU support only goes back to AMD Ryzen 2000 and Intel 8th-gen. Make sure to consult the list of supported AMD processors and supported Intel processors before upgrading.
After enabling TPM and running the PC Health Check app to make sure your machine is up to snuff, you can download Windows 11and check out the new operating system.
AsusAsus includes support for firmware TPM on the most recent AMD chipsets and Intel chipsets dating back several years.
To activate it on Intel motherboards, head to the BIOS, go to the Advancedtab, selectAdvancedPCH-FW Configurationand changePTTtoEnable.
AMD motherboards follow the same process but with different names. Look for AdvancedAMD fTPM Configurationin theAdvancedtab, and switch theTPM Device Selection setting toFirmware TPM.
IntelAMDC621, C422, C246WRX80X299TRX40Z590, Q570, H570, B560, H510X570, B550, A520Z490, Q470, H470, B460, H410, W480X470, B450Z390, Z370, H370, B365, B360, H310, Q370Z370, B350, A320ASRock
ASRockASRock supports firmware TPM on most Intel and AMD motherboards, but it’s important to check if you have a compatible processor. Although firmware TPM may work on Intel 100-series chipsets, for example, that doesn’t mean your CPU will work with Windows 11.
On Intel boards, go to the BIOS and select theSecuritytab to enable TPM. Find theIntel Platform Trust Technologysetting in this section and change it toEnabled.
If you have an AMD board, go to theAdvancedtab and find theAMD fTPM Switchsetting. Change this setting toAMD CPU fTPM.
IntelAMDZ590, H570, B560, H510X570, B550, A520Z490, H470, B460, H410X470, B450Z390, Z370, H370, B365, B360, H310, H310CX399, X370, B350, A320Z270, H270, H110TRX40Z170, H170, B150, H110X299Biostar
Biostar supports firmware TPM on a few Intel and AMD chipsets. The company hasn’t provided any guidance on how to enable TPM in the BIOS, but the process should be similar to the brands above. Look for a SecurityorAdvancedtab, where you should find a setting for TPM or Intel PTT.
IntelAMDZ590, B560, H510X570, B550, A520B460, H410X470, B450H310X370, B350, A320B250J4105NHUEVGA
Outside of a single new AMD motherboard — which supports TPM 2.0 — EVGA only sells Intel boards. Once again, these are the chipsets that support TPM 2.0, not the ones that support Windows 11. The steep CPU requirements on Windows 11 mean that some of the below chipsets won’t work on the OS.
To enable TPM 2.0, enter the BIOS, selectSetup,go toAdvanced,and find theTrusted Computingoption. There, select Intel PTT Support,save your changes, and reboot your machine.
IntelZ590Z490Z390, Z370, H370, B360Z270Z170Gigabyte
Gigabyte motherboards with the latest AMD and Intel chipsets support firmware TPM. As with Biostar, Gigabyte hasn’t provided any guidance on enabling the feature, but you will likely find it in theSettingsmenu with a reference to TPM or Intel PTT.
IntelAMDC621, C232, C236, C246TRX40X299AMD 500 seriesIntel 500 seriesAMD 400 seriesIntel 400 seriesAMD 300 seriesIntel 300 seriesMSI
MSIMSI supports firmware TPM on the last several AMD and Intel chipsets. Similar to ASRock, the list below compromises chipsets that support TPM 2.0, not chipsets that support Windows 11. Make sure to check your processor against the list of officially supported ones.
To enable TPM on Intel boards, go to the BIOS and select the Settingsmenu. Then, followSecurity > Trusted Computingand change theTPM Device Selectionsetting toPTT.
For AMD, go to the BIOS and select theSecuritytab, then turn on Security Device Supportand selectAMD fTPM Switch.
IntelAMDZ590, B560, H510X570, B550, A520Z490, B460, H410X470, B450Z390, Z370, B365, B360, H370, H310X370, B350, A320Z270, B250, H270TRX40, X399Z170, B150, H170, H110X299Editors’ Recommendations