Does My Processor Support Intel® Virtualization Technology?

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07-Sep-2018

Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with the following elements:

  • a processor 
  • chipset 
  • BIOS
  • enabling software and/or operating system
  • device drivers and applications designed for this feature 
Contact your vendor for more information.

To find out if your Intel® processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology, use one of the options below:

Option 1: Search the product specification site

  1. Determine your processor number:
    • Press the Windows key and the letter S at the same time. Windows plus S
    • Type system. Choose System or System Information.
    • Make note of your processor number, located under Processor.
  2. Visit the product specification site. Enter the number of the processor in the search box located on the right side.
  3. In the processor product page, and under Advanced Technologies, check to see if Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is supported or not.

Using i7-8700K processor as an example:

  • Enter the number of the processors in the search box.
  • On the specification page for the processors, and under Advanced Technologies, look for the Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) field.

Search box

Advanced Technologies list

Option 2: Use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility

The Intel® Processor Identification Utility can be used to check if the Intel® Virtualization Technology is supported in your processors.

  1. Download the Intel® Processor Identification Utility, install and run.
  2. Double-click the Intel® Processor Identification Utility on the desktop to open.
  3. Select the CPU Technologies tab.
  4. Check the Intel® Virtualization Technology tagged with Yes or No

Intel® Virtualization Technology

Note

A processor with Intel® Virtualization Technology doesn't guarantee that virtualization works on your system. Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with a chipset, BIOS, enabling software and/or operating system, device drivers, and applications designed for this feature.

If your BIOS includes a setting to enable or disable support for Intel® Virtualization Technology, make sure you enable it.