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Gigabyte releases fix for Intel 12th Gen CPU DRM issues

Many Intel 12th Gen Core processor owners have found multiple issues when trying to play certain games protected by DRM services due to the new E-Cores they feature. These cores may lead the DRM software to trigger incorrectly, as it recognises them as a separate system, even if it’s not. To help tackle this issue, Gigabyte has now released a DRM Fix tool. 

Using Gigabyte’s tool, users can easily switch the E-cores on and off, avoiding issues when opening certain DRM-protected games on an Intel 12th Gen Core processor. Unlike other workarounds, like editing the BIOS settings, using a PS/2 keyboard connection and even pressing a dedicated button on the chassis or keyboard, Gigabyte’s tool seems to be more user-friendly. 

This tool only works on systems using select motherboards with the latest BIOS installed. Here’s a list of the latest BIOS version of each Gigabyte Z690 motherboard currently available:

Model Version
Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 F6a
Z690 AERO D F5a
Z690 AERO G F4b
Z690 AERO G DDR4 F6a
Z690 AORUS ELITE F4a
Z690 AORUS ELITE AX F5a
Z690 AORUS ELITE DDR4 F5a
Z690 AORUS MASTER F6b
Z690 AORUS PRO F6a
Z690 AORUS PRO DDR4 F6a
Z690 AORUS TACHYON F3a
Z690 AORUS ULTRA F5a
Z690 AORUS XTREME F5a
Z690 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE F4a
Z690 GAMING X F5a
Z690 GAMING X DDR4 F6a
Z690I AORUS ULTRA F4a
Z690I AORUS ULTRA DDR4 F5a
Z690M AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 F5a
Z690M AORUS ELITE DDR4 F5a
Z690M DS3H DDR4 F2a
Z690 UD F5a
Z690 UD AC F5a
Z690 UD AX F5a
Z690 UD AX DDR4 F5a
Z690 UD DDR4 F5a

You can grab Gigabyte’s DRM Fix tool, HERE. Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.

KitGuru says: Do you own a Gigabyte Z690 motherboard? Have you had any issues with a game protected by DRM? 

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