Intel fixes DRM issue on Alder Lake CPUs

Late last year, it was reported that Intel’s latest i9 processors were having trouble running games with DRM, but it seems to have been fixed now.

Image of Intel i7-12700KF CPU and its box.

There are often teething issues when it comes to newly launched hardware. When Nvidia to release 12GB RTX 2060 in December, “out of stock”, which means, again, that consumers can’t afford a new graphics card. Tech giants Intel also had some problems with one of its products when it was made available, that it couldn’t run certain games due to DRM compatibility issues. Since then, however, it seems the company has managed to fix the problem.


According to a report from PC GamesN, Intel announced that issues with its Alder Lake CPU, which prevented some games using anti-counterfeiting software such as Denuvo when used on the processor, have now been fixed. A post on the company’s website said that by working with Microsoft, a patch for Windows as well as game updates helped to resolve the issue. It goes on to urge anyone still noticing problems while playing to make sure their operating system is up to date and the latest versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 are working properly.

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Problems with Intel Alder Lake CPU causes about 30 games not to run properly, thanks to them having DRM integration. At the time the processor was reviewed, we noted that games like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla do not play ball while they have anti-cheat and anti-piracy software provided as part of the game. There is a temporary solution offered, but this latest update indicates that the problem is permanently fixed.

Image of the Intel logo in the foreground of a conference.

DRM software such as Denuvo is known to cause problems in video games, which is often why even new releases that run on modern PCs run at less than optimal levels. Some fans have used the jailbreak to remove the offending technology, which often results in better performance. There are even stories of developers and publishers choosing to remove DRM after release. With all the problems being caused by Denuvo and others like it, it’s surprising that companies are so adamant about using it in the first place.

For Intel, the company is currently preparing to launch a variety of discreet graphics cards, as well as its own new CPUs. Although Q1 launch window for Arc Alchemist may be missed, there’s still quite a bit of talk about what the California-based tech company will be able to bring to the GPU board and whether it can help Nvidia and AMD make money.

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The source: PCN game, Intel

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