Earlier today, we reported on AMD''s recent Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 desktop processors on Windows 11 22H2 during gaming. Funnily, the Ryzen 9 7950X, which is the flagship 7000 series SKU, is found to be losing performance when SMT and both its CCDs are enabled. Despite the possibility that drivers are causing the problem, the new Windows feature update is certainly a suspect.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 series is on the Windows 11 22H2 supported processor list, and these kinds of performance shortcomings, although not unexpected, are certainly undesirable on a supported CPU. Ironically, a 12-year-old Intel CPU, that isn''t officially supported by Windows 11, has been found to be running the new feature update like a dream.
The user of Reddit discovered the Core i5-580M, a two core four thread CPU from 2010, and is working fine on the 2022 update. Rufus 3.20 was used to bypass system requirements, like TPM, among others.
They have written:
I was able to install Windows 11 on this Acer laptop using Rufus 3.20 (which was made in 2010). Notice the CPU is a first-gen intel i5-580m (3Mb L2, 2-cores, 4 threads, hyperthreading, 2.67Ghz-3.2Ghz). I used Rufus to remove all the TPM/RAM/CPU requirements. W11 runs like a magic trick on it.
Microsoft had actually begun offering the 22H2 upgrade to users on unsupported systems back in June. While it was quick to pull it, it accused it of being a bug.