Windows 11 security feature causing performance issues on some devices

Kevin Okemwa

With the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft released an operating system that no longer supports many processors and has limited support for hardware with TPM 2.0 capability.

Contrary to the controversy over its processor requirements, the TPM 2.0 specification is actually not a big deal for most users because most modern devices have this security feature.

The fTPM or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a relatively new standard that can be found on some computer systems that are based on AMD processors. It works alongside the BIOS and can be enabled by simply following a series of instructions provided by the manufacturer, but this feature may cause performance issues for some configurations.

Though it is straightforward to implement, the Trusted Platform Module has some problems with AMD’s technology that include audio glitches and stuttering frame rates. It is worth noting that, this issue occurs because of compatibility problems between AMD’s fTPM and Windows 11.

Major setbacks

Based on information gathered, it indicated that enabling the firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) could reduce performance and cause stuttering when you’re playing games on either Windows 10 or Windows 11.

The bug does not affect all devices, rather the issue has been reported to affect users with specific machines. It looks like the problem will not render your device unusable, but users have noticed stutters on certain models when upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10.

Recommended workaround

Windows Latest reported on the problem, and suggests uninstalling the latest version of its operating system, Windows 11, and turning off the company’s new fTPM security feature on Windows 10, both of which might help address the stuttering issues.

If you are experiencing stuttering while playing games with your AMD graphics card on Windows 11, you should consider reinstalling Windows 10 or waiting for a patch from Microsoft and AMD.

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