Denuvo DRM and Intel hybrid core architectures

Denuvo DRM and Intel hybrid core architectures

12th Generation processors are built on a new hybrid core architecture of big and small cores working together. However, it turns out that some DRM software has issues with this hybrid

“Certain third-party gaming Digital Rights Management (DRM) software may incorrectly recognize 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors efficient-cores (E-cores) as another system. This prevents games implementing that DRM software from running successfully. Games may crash during launch or gameplay, or unexpectedly shut down.”

However, there is already a workaround for this issue with Denuvo DRM. Give it a try if you find you have one of the affected games:

  • Power-up system and enter system BIOS setup.
  • Enable switch Legacy Game Compatibility Mode to ON (one-time only) in BIOS.
  • Save BIOS setup changes and exit.
  • Boot to OS.
  • Toggle Keyboard Scroll Lock key ON.
  • Launch affected game title.
  • Toggle Keyboard Scroll Lock key OFF after ending game title.

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