Intel solved all DRM issues for its 12th generation Core Alder Lake CPUs.

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It was discovered shortly after the new Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake CPUs were introduced that certain software titles were having trouble detecting the new Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake CPUs. 

Unlike the great majority of games on the market, the DRM, or Digital Rights Management, protection software installed on Intel Alder Lake CPUs' Efficient (E-) cores does not identify the Efficient (E-) cores as being a component of the processor. Instead, those E-cores were viewed as if they were a separate system by the games. Manufacturers of motherboards worked together with Intel to provide quick fixes that would avoid any complications and allow users to access and play their favorite games. Using the concepts of core parking and legacy game compatibility mode, one solution was developed, while the other took advantage of the system's BIOS's "Legacy Game Compatibility Mode." Despite the fact that it was a nuisance to certain gamers, it was a sufficient approach for all to ensure that the games could be played, even more so on a fresh new, seemingly more powerful, and more efficient CPU such as Intel's Alder Lake CPUs. As a result, Intel has certified that the underlying software problems have been corrected and that the company is not aware of any existing DRM issues.

[Updated] Games Updated for DRM Issue with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Windows 11* and Windows® 10

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. 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.

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