Intel® vPro Technology Release 8.0: Processor Requirements

Intel is launching  the latest Ivy Bridge processors supporting Intel ® AMT Release 8.0. This marks the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Processors.  Sometimes it can be challenging to figure out what systems, on an OEM's website will support Intel® AMT features,  so here are the ingredients that you must look for:

(Intel® AMT 8.0) Ivy Bridge processor with Intel® VT and Intel® TXT

  • Intel® Core™ i5 Processor or Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • For KVM support, processor must have Integrated Graphics.
  • PCH: Panther Point (Q77, QS77, QM77)
  • TPM 1.2: Can be removed to meet certain import restrictions
  • Intel® VT-x capable BIOS (Disabled by default, can be enabled)
  • Intel® VT-d capable BIOS(Disabled by default, can be enabled)
  • Intel® TXT  capable BIOS (required)
  • TPM 1.2 Capable BIOS
  • Intel® AMT 8.0 Capable BIOS
  • Intel® ME Firmware 8.0 with Intel® AMT 8.0
  • Intel® Wired LAN: (Lewisville 82579 LM)
  • Intel® Wireless LAN: Taylor Peak 2X2 - Intel® Centrino™ Advanced-N 6205 or 6300
  • Intel(Management and Security Status Icon (Recommended; not required)
  • Intel® Anti-Theft Technology: Optional

There is a handy website that can be used as a reference for Intel Processors and which technologies they support:  This link will take you to an i7 processor spec.  Here are some screen shots of what you will see:

In order to determine if a particular i5 or i7 processor will support Intel® AMT, a look at the "Advanced Technologies" is required:

When purchasing a system from an OEM Website, it may be necessesary to look at the specs and dig a little deeper than your shopping cart in order to ensure your system has all of the right components (not all Core i5 and Core i7 support Intel AMT and those that do may not all support KVM.)
If you have any questions regarding Intel® AMT Technology, please post your question on our Developer's Forum.

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