Does AMD Radeon support Windows 11? (The Truth Explained)

If you are an AMD processor user, you must be aware of the AMD Radeon graphics drivers; these graphics are fantastic for gamers. But after the announcements of Windows 11, many AMD Radeon Graphics users are asking whether their device is capable of running Windows 11 or not.

I have done a ton of research about the AMD Radeon utility softwares developed for AMD’s graphics cards & after the research, I write this article intended to answer your question.

So, Does AMD Radeon support Windows 11?

Yes! the AMD Radeon graphics with AMD Ryzen processors are compatible with Windows 11 & its system requirements like- Direct X 12, Direct X storage, Auto HDR features. The Ryzen processors & Radeons graphics are paired with Windows 11, which provides excellent gaming and superior graphics for gamers. 

After getting the answer, you might be wondering whether your AMD Radeon graphics is compatible with Windows 11 or not?

Microsoft mentions a list of the AMD processors that are compatible with Windows 11 & in that list, they mentioned two Radeon graphics that are compatible with Windows 11, and the Radeon graphics are-

  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

These 2 AMD Radeon graphics are compatible with Windows 11 & after doing some intense research about these Radeon graphics, I came to know why these graphics are compatible with Windows 11 & why other Radeon graphics are not compatible with Windows 11, and all the facts and reasons were explained in the below section.

Why is AMD Radeon Compatible with Windows 11?

Let’s explore the reasons behind why AMD Radeon graphics are compatible with Windows 11 & why other graphics are not Compatible-

Direct X 12

Windows 11 is better in performance than its previous versions, and even for gaming, Windows 11 is better than Windows 10. To make gaming better, Microsoft introduces the Direct X 12 concept within Windows 11.

The Direct X 12 lets developers add amazing graphics effects to Microsft Windows-based PC games.

Initially, it was available on the Xbox series but to improve the gaming in Windows 11, Microsoft introduced this feature on Windows 11.

Compared to the Direct X 11, the latest Direct X 12 is considered better because the Direct X 12 improves the overall framerate.

The AMD Radeon graphics card is fully supported with Direct X 12 & Windows 11. With Microsoft’s Direct X 12, you will get blazingly fast performance, high frames per second, and reduced latency on all AMD Radeon graphics cards and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards.

In simple terms, Microsoft’s Direct X 12 technology will increase the graphics performance by doing better CPU utilization, increasing the FPS (Frame Rates per seconds), and including the ray tracing features like (Direct X-ray tracing).

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Direct X Storage

The Direct X storage is another prominent feature for gamers, now available in Windows 11. It was initially available for the Xbox series, but now this also exists within Windows 11.

Direct X storage is a Microsoft low-level storage API for games that allows for super-fast near-instant loading times for your games. Many gamers are stuck in a loading screen & Direct X storage usually solves that problem.

During gaming, the Direct X 12 loads pixels, textures, audio maps, and character models to the local drive, and then the game gets the data from the hard drive using an API.

During the downloading process of games, its data is compressed to save storage space & during this process, some compression issues appear. Because of these compression issues, there is a bottleneck between CPU and GPU. To fix these bottleneck issues & improve PC gaming, Direct X storage is introduced.

The AMD Radeon RX graphics supports the Direct X technology & this will boost the load times and increase the visual detail level in games. 

Remember

The Direct X storage requires an NVMe SSD to store and run games that use the standard NVMe express controller driver and a Direct X 12 GPU with shader model 6.0 support.

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Auto HDR

Auto HDR is another significant change that has been done within WIndows 11 & to use the Auto HDR, you require an HDR monitor & this Auto HDR feature will improve your gaming experience.

Generally, Auto HDR uses an algorithm to analyze a standard dynamic range(SDR) image and convert it to HDR.

The Auto HDR & the native HDR share an overall boost in contrast that provides a better sense of depth. This Auto HDR feature was also initially introduced in the Xbox, and now this is implemented on Windows 11 for better gaming.

The AMD Radeon RX graphics supports the Auto HDR feature, and it improves and extends the dynamic range in the Direct X 12. It also enhances the better visual experience during gameplay.

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Final Thought

Based on the mentioned 3 facts (Direct X 12, Direct X storage, and Auto HDR) feature, it can be said that the AMD Radeon Graphics are compatible with the Windows 11 operating system.

This article is intended for those users who want to run Windows 11 on their AMD Radeon graphics-based PCs; I hope this article is helpful for you and if you wants to know more about AMD Radeon graphics, Windows 11, Direct X 12, Auto HDR, and other technology-related things then keep following this blog regularly.

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