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The Media creation tool for Windows 11 is now available. The media creation tool can update a USB stick or make an ISO for burning a DVD to recover from a disaster. Its advisable to keep the USB stick safe in case of problems.

Windows 11 will of offered to those who have a machine that is suitable starting tomorrow. Microsoft said that it will be rolled out in stages as there are a few snags with some incompatible software. Microsoft hopes to have problems fixed between now and early next year as the rollout continues.

For those who do not have a suitable machine for Windows 11 there are still several years from which to either overhaul the rig or get a new one.

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Many intel rig users are filling forums with questions about compatibility. The installer has some issues as well which makes it even more troublesome.

On ASUS boards, the equivalent of the TPM is the PTT which should be under one of the PCH settings.



AMD Ryzen users are reporting a slight performance drop.

One of the discovered problems can cause the L3 cache in AMD chips to potentially increase the latency by three times. Slowing the L3 memory bank can thus drag down the access times for certain applications. “Expected performance impact of 3-5% in affected applications,” AMD wrote in the support document. “10-15% outliers possible in games commonly used for eSports.” 

The second issue deals with the chips’ “UEFI CPPC2″ system, which can communicate with the OS about which CPU cores are best capable of achieving a high boost speed for a given programming task. For some reason, the UEFI CPPC2 won’t always “preferentially schedule threads on a processor’s fastest core” while running Windows 11, AMD says. As a result, the problem can cause performance to slow, especially for single-threaded programs.

“Applications sensitive to the performance of one or a few CPU threads may exhibit reduced performance,” the company added. “Performance impact may be more detectable in >8-core processors above 65W TDP.” 

AMD and Microsoft are both working in this problem and it should be corrected in short order.