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PC gamers who are planning on upgrading to Intel’s 12th Gen Core processors can go ahead and do so without the fear that some of their favorite games might be incompatible with the company’s latest CPUs.

This is according to a new support page published by Intel, which notes that the company has resolved the DRM issues that prevented select games from playing properly (e.g., crashing or failing to load) in Windows 10 and/or Windows 11 when running on Alder Lake processors. The titles that were affected included major games such as Mortal Kombat 11 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, according to a list shared by Intel shortly after the release of its 12th Gen Core processors in early November.

“Intel has resolved the DRM issue on 12th Gen intel Core Processors that caused games to crash or not load in Windows 11 and/or Windows 10 by working with game publishers and Microsoft,” reads a notice from the company. “At this time, all games originally identified as having this DRM issue have been fixed through game patches or OS updates.”

“If you experience issues on an older Windows OS, run the latest version of Windows Update to resolve the issue. Along with game patches, the most recent updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10 have resolved a majority of the DRM issues.”

The problem stemmed from DRM mistakenly recognizing the E-cores (efficient cores) in 12th Gen Intel Core processors as another system. Games would crash or shut down during launch or gameplay as a result.

Source: Intel

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  1. I wonder if this has something to do with the SGX depreciation in Intel’s new line up?

    4k Blue Ray isn’t happening on 12th gen Intels either

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