GIGABYTE Technology, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, announced that the BRIX mini-PC systems’ BIOS supports TPM 2.0 requirements, and the processors supported are Intel® Core / Pentium / Celeron and AMD Embedded V1000 / Ryzen 4000U. Thus, BRIX systems will pass verification and qualification for upgrading to Windows 11.
Windows 11 is the upcoming operating system from Microsoft®, and features dozens of exciting new functions and Android apps support to effectively improve productivity, system security, and gaming performance. However, many people may be confused with the Windows 11 requirement of TPM 2.0 support and whether they need a TPM 2.0 chip on board for a Windows 11 upgrade.
In fact, TPM 2.0 hardware/chip is not a requirement to pass TPM 2.0 verification. GIGABYTE BRIX mini-PCs are not only known for their world-renowned durability, but also play a leading role in product design, especially when it comes to the TPM 2.0 support in the BIOS. Many of the latest GIGABYTE Intel® and AMD based BRIX Mini PCs pass the TPM 2.0 verification required for Windows 11 by simply enabling the TPM-related function in the BIOS. On the Intel side, the Intel chipsets (Core / Pentium / Celeron processors) have a firmware BIOS setting, called fTPM, that needs to be enabled and do not require a separate TPM module. For AMD models, they do require a pre-installed TPM 2.0 chip, which is on the GIGABYTE BRIX models for AMD processors. And again, by going into the BIOS it can be enabled. By this advanced BIOS setting, GIGABYTE BRIX mini-PC can pass the TPM 2.0 requirement of Windows 11 to prevent TPM 2.0 support becoming an issue to users during their system upgrade.