Windows 10: AMD does not deliver new chipset drivers for new Ryzen CPUs

Windows[German]The end of support for Windows 10 in October 2025 is already casting its shadow. New AMD processors and chipsets for desktop systems and mobile devices were recently presented at Computex 2024. It was noticed that some of the AMD chipsets in question will only receive drivers for Windows 11. There are no Windows 10 drivers specifically for mobile devices.


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Manufacturer AMD announced its Zen 5 architecture with new desktop and laptop CPUs at Computex. There are new desktop processors in the Ryzen 9000 series as well as the new Ryzen AI 300 series (Strix Point) for mobile applications. AMD has also given its CPUs AI functions that provide up to 50 TOPS via the NPU and is advertising an IPC boost (instructions per cycle) of 16% for its Zen CPUs.

AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370-CPU OS-Support
AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 CPU OS-Support

At the beginning of May 2024, neowin.net reported on the rumor that AMD would no longer support Windows 10 on the upcoming Ryzen 8050/9000 PCs. Now our colleagues here have noticed that the AMD Ryzen AI CPUs will only receive OS support for Windows 11 and Redhad Linux (RHEL) as well as Ubuntu. There are no more drivers for Windows 10.

In the official specifications of the two Ryzen AI 300 SKUs, HX 370 and 365, Windows 10 is not included in the list of supported operating systems:

Windows 11 – 64-Bit Edition , RHEL x86 64-Bit , Ubuntu x86 64-Bit

For the Ryzen 9000 series of desktop CPUs such as 9950X, however, OS support for Windows 10 is still provided:


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Windows 11 – 64-Bit Edition , Windows 10 – 64-Bit Edition , RHEL x86 64-Bit , Ubuntu x86 64-Bit

This means that the Windows 10 chipset drivers provided by AMD will not work on these new Ryzen AI 300 series mobile APUs. Microsoft will also no longer provide corresponding drivers for these CPUs. This should be clear: New notebooks with AMD mobile device CPUs that feature AI-NPU will only be suitable for Windows 11 (if you don't want to switch to Linux).


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