Windows 11 News: Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 11 needs the TPM 2.0 chip. Because of this requirement, the TPM 2.0 chip fell on the black market.
The system requirements published for the Windows 11 operating system, which Microsoft recently introduced, surprised everyone. This operating system, which supports the hardware that was released in only 2-3 years, demanded TPM 2.0 requirement. For those of you who don’t know what TPM 2.0 is, let’s go over a quick summary.
What is TPM 2.0?
The Trusted Platform Module is a piece of hardware designed to store security keys for encrypting/decrypting drives in a PC or laptop. There are two versions of TPM. TPM 2.0 is available on UEFI systems. TPM 1.2 is found in BIOS systems. They are also named differently for the two major CPU manufacturers. Intel calls it PTT (Platform Trust Technology) and AMD calls it fTPM (Firmware TPM).
The TPM 2.0 chip demanded by Windows 11 is included in the motherboard models sold in the last 2-3 years. However, although other motherboard models support this chip, unfortunately it does not come integrated. If the user wishes, he can buy it by paying a fee of 20 dollars and add it to his motherboard.
The price of these chips on eBay has quadrupled due to the new operating system demanding TPM 2.0. These chips, which were previously sold at an average of $ 25 band, started to be sold at $ 100 due to the system requirement of Windows 11.
Thanks to Windows 11, people are scalping TPM2.0 modules as well now.
$24.90 ➡ $99.90 in just 12 hours pic.twitter.com/9TTHC2c47w
— Shen Ye (@shen) June 25, 2021
Even Microsoft’s own devices do not fully support Windows 11 according to the system requirements announced. Probably, an action will be taken on the Microsoft front for these system requirements. Otherwise, the usage rate of the new operating system will be very low. If you are wondering if your PC has TPM 2.0, you can check it now by following the steps below.
Step 1: Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run program.
Step 2: Type “tpm.msc” and click Enter.