According to Digitaltrends, while waiting for Intel to continue researching solutions and adjustments from game developers, Gigabyte’s release of patches will help players play some, even all of them. , the game is affected.
Hybrid core architecture on Alder Lake is the cause of gaming problems
It is known that a long list of games that do not work with Intel’s new processors stems from the hybrid architecture that Intel applied on Alder Lake, including Golden Cove P (high) and Gracemont E (low) cores. DRM capabilities in games, it will identify these two cores as two separate systems that prevent the game from running, even though both the P and E cores are part of the same processor.
Depending on the game, incompatibility with the latest hybrid CPU technology can cause it to not run at all, cause crashes and crashes, or simply degrade gaming performance. MSI has previously opted for a temporary workaround of disabling Alder Lake’s E cores, which is also the way Gigabyte is currently applying.
Specifically, Gigabyte’s new software called DRM Fix Tool was deployed to owners of its new Z690 motherboard with the task of turning off the E core on Alder Lake. This means that, during gaming, the E cores are disabled and this allows previously affected games to run normally on Alder Lake when they realize the system has only one processor.
In its announcement, Gigabyte said most users won’t have to tweak their BIOS to run Gigabyte’s debugging feature, but some motherboards may require it. The company says that users can download the latest BIOS version to run the new tool.
In the press release, Gigabyte invites customers to download the latest BIOS version, which is required to run the new tool. Customers will see a DRM Fix Tool download link appear with a list of motherboards and BIOS versions required for each model.