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Microsoft during its Build 2017 developer conference had announced that it would be expanding SoC and processor support in Windows 10 IoT Core to Intel’s full range of Core, Pentium, Celeron and Atom Lineups.

The company at that time had not specified any particular time limit as to when it plans to expand, but today the firm updated the Windows 10 Minimum Hardware Requirements today.

Below are the Updated Hardware Requirements:

  • x86/x64 processor/SoC:
  • 400 MHz or faster.
  • Compatible with the x86 or x64 instruction set.
  • Supports PAE, NX and SSE2.
  • Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW for 64-bit OS installation
    ARM SoCs:
  • Compatible with the ARMv7 instruction set

Microsoft has also provided a link for the Microsoft enabled SoCs, which has some new additions. The two Broadcom and three Qualcomm options remain the same, but Intel has a few new ones:

  • Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processor N3000 Series (Braswell)
  • Intel® Atom® x5-E8000 Processor (Braswell)
  • Intel® Atom® x5-Z8300 Processor (Cherry Trail)

Microsoft added a note that a future release of the OS will require TPM 2.0, and it also included a section for an optional discrete GPU, which if included, needs to support DirectX 9 or later.

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