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Is SGX enabled on my Surface 4 pro?

Sam5
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Hi,

How can I know if my recently bought MS Surface pro with I5 Skylake processor has SGX enabled or not?

-Thanks

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Surenthar_S_Intel
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Hi,

I cannot recommend you a specific models and manufacturers of laptops. Some product lines maintain the same name from year to year, and it’s just the CPU model that changes, while other products let you customize the CPU options so you could start with something that is SGX-compatible and customize it with a CPU that isn’t. 

The best advice I can give: don’t buy a system unless you can review its technical specs and see either: 

  • A 6000-series model number (i3-6xxx, i5-6xxx, or i7-6xxx), or The phrase “Intel® 6th generation CoreTM processor”
  • All 6th generation Intel processors support SGX. Before you purchase kindly refer to Intel ARK website(http://ark.intel.com/) for the list of processors that supports SGX and also make sure to check with OEM to provide drivers and firmware to support SGX

Thanks and Regards,
Surenthar Selvaraj

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Surenthar_S_Intel
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Hi,

I cannot recommend you a specific models and manufacturers of laptops. Some product lines maintain the same name from year to year, and it’s just the CPU model that changes, while other products let you customize the CPU options so you could start with something that is SGX-compatible and customize it with a CPU that isn’t. 

The best advice I can give: don’t buy a system unless you can review its technical specs and see either: 

  • A 6000-series model number (i3-6xxx, i5-6xxx, or i7-6xxx), or The phrase “Intel® 6th generation CoreTM processor”
  • All 6th generation Intel processors support SGX. Before you purchase kindly refer to Intel ARK website(http://ark.intel.com/) for the list of processors that supports SGX and also make sure to check with OEM to provide drivers and firmware to support SGX

Thanks and Regards,
Surenthar Selvaraj

Surenthar_S_Intel
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Actually there is a list of capable hardware maintained at https://github.com/ayeks/SGX-hardware, you can refer to it.

Sam5
New Contributor I
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Thanks for your detailed Information.

And also i look one forum from IDZ(https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-software-guard-extensions-intel-sgx/topic/627992ThinkPad laptops have SGX enable.

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