DRM could cause problems for Intel’s upcoming CPUs
Intel has released developer documentation for its Adler Lake CPUs that suggests issues with DRM such as Denuvo.
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Intel’s 12th-generation Adler Lake CPUs are on their way, and new documentation is being distributed to help software developers prepare. However, this information comes with a caveat for game developers who use Download Right Management (DRM) software in their games.
Official statement (Via.) gadget.trend) said, “If your current or future game uses DRM middleware, you may want to contact the middleware vendor to confirm that it is compatible with hybrid architectures in general and future Intel Elder Lake platforms in particular.” The nature of modern DRM algorithms is such that they can identify CPUs, so they should be aware of upcoming hybrid platforms. Intel is working with major DRM vendors like Denuvo to ensure to ensure that their solutions support the new platform.
Those hoping to use Adler Lake technology in their PC may find that games using DRM may suffer from poor performance. This would be due to poor use of the new hybrid architecture.
DRM already garners a lot of negative sentiment due to perceived performance problems in games that use them. As such, it is common for anti-piracy software to be removed after a game has been out for a while.
Once Adler Lake CPUs hit the market, it may take some time for game developers and DRM creators to release patches that support the new architecture. In the worst case, players will be waiting until the DRM is removed before getting full performance out of their machines.
While Denuvo is specified in the document, there are several different DRM solutions used in games, and all of them can be affected by new hardware.
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