Recently disclosed Intel internal documents show that the 14th generation Meteor Lake platform will support Win12 system, leading some users to speculate that Microsoft will further raise the threshold of Win12 system.
According to German tech media deskmodder report, Microsoft will not raise the system threshold too much for the time being, the requirements will be the same as the Win11 system, but the latest running memory requirements increased to 8GB.
Implementing AI-based features in Windows 12 means that Microsoft needs to strengthen its relationship with Intel, AMD and Qualcomm. So it’s not surprising to see the next operating system mentioned in the documentation.
Artificial intelligence-driven features typically require deeper integration with hardware, and the three PC processor makers are already working in that direction.
For example, AMD’s recent Ryzen 7000 mobile chip has a dedicated AI engine, Pluton, for Microsoft Windows Studio Effects, including noise suppression, eye contact, background blur, and more.
Attached are the possible system requirements for Win12 as follows:
Supported processors are the same as Win11 TPM 2.0 support required (AI engine Pluton may be optional) 8GB of RAM (4GB for Win 11) 64GB of storage space
Previously, there were rumors that Microsoft would update the system requirements of Win11 to force the use of SSDs as boot disks, but Win11 systems are not currently doing mandatory measures. However, Microsoft may make the use of SSD mandatory in Win12.