Windows 10 May 2019 Update – CPU Requirements Announced

Microsoft has released a list of processors supported in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update which would roll out on May 10th, 2019, and this time around the company has not added or made any changes to the previous announcement.

CPU requirements for Windows 10 May 2019 Update announced

The Windows 10 May 2019 update is also known as “Version 1903”, is at the moment in the RTM phase and accessible as part of the Release Preview cycle of the Windows Insider program. The update will remain in this ring for about one month so the bugs can be fixed and then polish the experience for the users before the official launch, Microsoft claimed.

The list of the supported processors is still the same since the October 2018 Update, and the following chips for variant 1903 are listed by Microsoft:

  • Up through the following 9th Generation Intel Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7/i9-9xxxK), Intel Xeon E-21xx, Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron, and Pentium Processors​.
  • Up through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx); AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 2xxx, AMD Opteron, and AMD EPYC 7xxx​
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 850​

What CPUs would not be supported by Windows 10 May 2019 Update?

Neowin indicates that the list doesn’t contain the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx​ because its release is supposed to happen later this year. It is more possible that the chip will be part of the Windows 10 19H2 launch scheduled in the fall.

Also, the AMD’ Ryzen 3000 series processor is not included in the released list, which simply means that the devices having this chip won’t be able to run Windows 10 May 2019 Update. But given the fact that the May update is not officially accessible yet, the list could be updated later, as we get closer to the release date.

In conclusion, if your computer is already running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, it should be completely consistent with the upcoming Windows 10 May 2019 Update, speaking from a hardware context.

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