Does My Processor Support Intel® Virtualization Technology?

Last Reviewed: 09-Nov-2017
Article ID: 000005486

Use one of the methods below to determine if your Intel® Processor supports Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Search the product specification site

  1. Determine your processor number:
    1. Press the Windows Press the Windows key.
    2. Press the S key.
    3. Type system.
    4. Select System.
    5. Make note of your processor number.
  2. Visit the product specification site.
  3. Enter the processor number in the search box.
    Intel ARK home page

    Using i7-5960X processor as an example, the following screen displays once you press the Enter key. On the left side of the screen, click Advanced Technologies. Look for Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d), which shows Yes or No.

    Advanced Technologies

Use the Intel® Processor Identification Utility

The Intel® Processor Identification Utility automatically identifies:

  • Processor number
  • Processor and system bus speed
  • Processor cache
  • Different Intel® technologies your processor supports
If you do not know your processor number or family:
  1. Download, install, and run the utility.
  2. Click the license agreement.
  3. Select the CPU technologies tab.
  4. Advanced technologies are flagged as Yes or No:

Operating system considerations

For answers on Windows XP* mode, see the Microsoft Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC Mode frequently asked questions. For more information, use the page tabs to see documentation, requirements, configure BIOS, and Virtual PC 2007*.


A processor with Intel VT does not guarantee that virtualization works on your system. Intel VT 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 VT, make sure you enable it. For Intel® Desktop Boards, enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key as the system starts.

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