DaVinci Resolve Windows 11 compatibility


Please tell us about the support status and schedule for Windows 11, which Microsoft started offering on October 5, 2021.


Response time

From the various update information published by Blackmagic released on October 27, 2022, it is now stated that Windows 11 is supported.
In the future, it seems that information will be added to the effect that Windows 11 will be supported in DaVinci Resolve updates that will be released.

At this time, there is no information that it will not be officially supported, and official support uses Windows 11, and even for problems that occur only on Windows 11, we are working to improve them.

There is no mention in the string that it supports Windows 11, but it is in fact supported. Until now, we continue to support the latest OS at a speed equal to or higher than other video editing software.
However, version 17.3.2 released on October 8, 2021 immediately after the release of Windows 11, version 17.4 released on October 22, 2021, 17.4.2 and 17.4.3 after that, and even 18.0.0 to 18.0.4 , there was no information that it corresponded. Let's wait for the next update.

Official support answer

2021/12/6 When I contacted the official support, I received the following answer.

“Regarding DaVinci Resolve's official support for Windows 11, we are planning to do so in the future, and the timing has not yet been decided. There are no major problems with Windows 11 when running 17.4.2.”

Results confirmed on this site
(reference information, it is working before official support)

I tried updating from Windows 10 to Windows 11. The audio settings were initialized and there was no sound, probably because the sound device was recognized again due to the OS update. This is not a problem with DaVinci Resolve itself. After resetting the problem is gone. The settings are summarized on the next page.

Other than that, I can't find any particular problem.
However, since Davinci Resolve is not officially supported and there is a problem described in "Performance degradation information when using AMD CPU" described later, I think it is better to wait. Updated Configuration
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X / M/B MSI MEG X570 UNIFY / GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB / Memory 64GB

OS provision method

Providing Windows 11 to PCs already using Windows 10 will be delivered via Windows Update, just like Windows 10's semi-annual minor version upgrades. In addition, the timing of provision will change for each PC, just like minor version upgrades every six months.

Whether the OS update for your current PC comes first, or whether DaVinci Resolve's official support comes first, let's wait with peace of mind!

The reason why the name changes from Windows 10 to 11

The name of the OS will change from 10 to 11, but it can be understood that minor version upgrades of Windows 10 will be provided as Windows 11 every six months, and there is no problem in many PC environments. Minor version upgrades for Windows 10 will continue to be provided.

When Windows 10 was launched, it was said to be the last Windows.
However, in order for the OS to continue to evolve with the times, the necessary hardware requirements must change. This minor version update changes the hardware requirements for this evolution.

If this continues, there will be multiple versions of Windows 10 with different hardware requirements, which is inconvenient. It seems that.
(Specifically, there was an example where the hardware requirements were changed even in the manner version upgrade of Windows 10, but it was a reflection on the situation where it was difficult to gain the understanding of users and hardware manufacturers. maybe.)

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(Reference information) Performance degradation information when using AMD CPU -> Solved. (2021/10/22 postscript)

In Windows 11, there is information that there is a problem that the performance of some applications deteriorates when using AMD CPU. (The impact on DaVinci Resolve is not clear, but it is mentioned for reference.)

The patch is scheduled to be released in October, so if you are using an AMD CPU, I think you should wait a little longer.

The article states that there are two problems with memory access and CPU cores, as some apps degrade performance.
As for CPU cores, it is said that the performance is degraded in applications that do not use the number of cores so much, so the impact of DaVinci Resolve is minor, isn't it? However, regarding memory access, it seems that applications that frequently access memory are affected, so it is possible that DaVinci Resolve will be strongly affected. In the example of the article, it is described as a performance degradation of 10 to 15% performance.

→ (2021/10/22 postscript) AMD Chipset Driver version "" has been resolved.

If you have a Zen 3rd generation CPU, you can deal with it by applying this version. For Zen+ and Zen 2nd generation CPUs, it is necessary to apply and select the power plan "AMD Ryzen Balanced" in the power option.

(Added 2021/10/15) It is said that it will get worse with other updates released before the above article.

→ (2021/10/22 postscript) Windows Update KB5006746 released on 2021/10/18 resolved the issue.

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