Intel has accomplished great things with its 11th and 12th-generation processors. It also regained the market share, which was lost to AMD. 13th generation chips are just around the corner. But today, an announcement was shared that upset the gamers. Intel will no longer provide game support to older-generation processors.
Some of the Intel processors will not receive game-focused updates anymore!
Intel has made some changes to update support. The company has now decided to move the 6th to 10th generation processors to an old support model. That’s why it will only provide updates for critical fixes to processors from the Skylake to Comet Lake family.
Some processors in the list below will no longer receive game-focused updates called Day 0. This change will apply to all models in the lineup, including Atom, Core, Celeron, and Xeon chips. So only 11th and 12th generation models will get these updates.
With this new system of Intel, there will be two drivers in the same package. This means there will be a single update package for both 10th generation and earlier and 11th generation and higher models. But the installation process is quite simple.
First, you need to download the relevant file. Then we start the installation by clicking run. At this point, the software will scan your system and automatically know what to install and what not to install. Therefore, the only thing that changes for users is whether or not they will receive the special software developed for the game.
Here is the full list of Intel processors that will not receive game updates:
- 10th Gen Intel Core processors (Ice Lake)
- 10th Gen Intel Core processors (Comet Lake)
- 9th Gen Intel Core processors (Coffee Lake-R)
- 8th Gen Intel Core processors (Kaby Lake-R and Coffee Lake)
- Intel Pentium and Celeron processors (Gemini Lake)
- 7th Gen Intel Core processors (Kaby Lake)
- 6th Generation Intel Core processors (Skylake)
- Intel Pentium and Celeron processors (Jasper Lake)
- Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology (Lakefield)
- Intel Atom, Pentium and Celeron processors (Elkhart Lake)
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