THE WINDOWS 11 TPM AND GAMING

One of the factors that will affect some miscrants is that the TPM can enforce gaming bans more easily. Several of my friends have VAC bans on their accounts, not sure why but they are perpetual. At present the TPM is used to mange the secure BOOT to protet Windows from malacious attacks.

Rootkits are an example of why secure boot is necessary. Sony was unhappy with the iPod and make the mistake of using a root kit on compact discs. That led to a wave to attacked based on the Sony example. Today Sony has wised up and sells 5 CD box sets galore form several periods and genres.

The gaming community tend to overhaul the motherboard frequently. The X570 with PCIe 4.0 was a great upgrade which eventualy led to the development of very fast boot times with the Samsung 980 PRO SSD.

The outlook for 2022 is for new DDR5 based motherboards. Other features like USB 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 are also of intereest. It is not known how new motherbaords will be configured. Usually the next wave brings more features then the first wave. AMD AM4 adoption of PCIe 4.0 came with the third wave of processors.

The screenshot shows the TPM 2.0 feature of the R5 3600 processor. The obsolete SHA-1 has is disabled in favor of the SHA256 which seems to be less problematic.

The existing X570 is powerful so the move to PCIe 5.0 is more attractive than DDR5. DDR5 will be expensive which is why a lot of coverage for DDR4 based options are seen with upcoming designs. It remains to be seen if the TPM standard is updated to improve the overall security.

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