There were rumors on the Internet that Microsoft Windows 10 does not support Wi-Fi 7. Intel and Microsoft plan to limit support for Wi-Fi 7 to Windows 11 and newer versions. However, Intel has officially confirmed that Windows 10 Will support Wi-Fi 7 technology.
After inquiries, it is learned that this rumor is mainly based on “a circulated product specification sheet”. The list of supported operating systems mentions Windows 11, Linux and ChromeOS, but does not include the word Windows 10.
▲ Product specification sheet previously circulated on the Internet, source X platform user Chi11eddog
Intel has now confirmed that Windows 10 will support Wi-Fi 7 as well, and while Intel has not made any clear official statement regarding this, the company has listed the specifications of two Wi-Fi 7 modules on its ark.intel website, namely Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 and Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202 are codenamed Intel’s Gale Peak 2 and Misty Peak respectively. Both devices support Windows 10 as well as Windows 11 and Linux.
▲ Picture source Intel
It is reported that Wi-Fi 7 will bring faster speeds, up to 2.4 times compared to Wi-Fi 6E, and about 4.8 times compared to Wi-Fi 6. The maximum theoretical data transfer rate of Wi-Fi 6 is about 9.6 Gbps, while Wi-Fi 7 is about 46.1 Gbps, which is twice the bandwidth of Wi-Fi 6 (320 MHz channel compared to Wi-Fi 6’s 160 MHz channel). Standard enables higher throughput (EHT) and lower latency.
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