Some old games may not run on Intel Alder Lake
Previously, Intel released a new game development guide, allowing game developers to better optimize the new generation big.LITTLE hybrid architecture of the Alder Lake processor. In this guide, Intel explains in great depth and detail the various methods of pushing workloads to specific cores. But Gamer’s Gospel discovered an interesting thing, that is, DRM solutions (such as Denuvo) need to be updated to support Alder Lake’s hybrid architecture design.
Under normal circumstances, gamers will upgrade to new processors to get better gaming performance, but this time Alder Lake’s new architecture may make players depressed. Intel confirmed in related documents that there are compatibility issues between Alder Lake processors and DRM solutions unless game developers make special updates for this anti-piracy technology.
At present, many 3A masterpieces have some type of DRM solution. Although Intel specifically mentioned Denuvo, it is possible that other protection measures, such as VMProtect or SecuROM, will encounter similar situations. For many newer games, this is not a big problem, just update by the way in order to adapt to the design of the Alder Lake processor. The problem lies in some older games, which means it may not run on Alder Lake processors. If the player discovers this problem after purchasing an Alder Lake processor, he may feel helpless.