These Intel Alder Lake Processors could have the compatibility issues with older games, that uses the DRM protection according to fresh report. Intel has just released the developer guide for the 12th Generation CPU which are expected to reveal very soon. The gamers Gospel spotted when digging into these details the likes of Denuvo and other DRM anti piracy solutions may need an update to work with Alder Lake Chips.
This is wrapped up in the DRM using CPU detection as part of its routines and potentially not recognizing Intel Alder Lake processors. Because as you are doubtless aware the Intel has moved to an entirely new way of working, namely hybrid technology with these 12th generation models.
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They have two entirely different types of cores in most cases like standard performance cores and power efficient ones. The FAQ included with the developer guide one of the questions in whether there might be compatibility issues with DRM in games. It supports Hybrid architectures in general and upcoming Intel ADL platform in particular.
The nature of modern DRM algorithms it might use the CPU detection and should be aware of upcoming hybrid platforms. This means that the DRM provider may need update their software notice that Intel wording in couched in terms of might and should. The DRM updating process can e expected to happen swiftly enough with modern games, with high profile releases thorny problems might come with older titles.
The Devs are going to have cut off point that realistically with how many problematic games they go back and fix that leaving us with the potential situation where older products just get left in lurch. This will only affect the games which have DRM but of course a lot of them particularly when it comes to the big names publishers. The Intel only states Denuvo by name The mention of leading DRM providers certainly suggests this is likely, to be an issue for all these forms of anti piracy counter measures.