Intel has acknowledged its plans to convey APO (Utility Efficiency Optimization) tech assist to its older twelfth & thirteenth Gen CPUs.
Intel’s 14th Gen-Unique APO Know-how Is Coming To twelfth Gen & thirteenth Gen Desktop CPUs & We Can Anticipate Some Massive Efficiency Positive aspects In Video games
Intel had beforehand acknowledged that its Utility Efficiency Optimization function or APO briefly was solely designed for sure 14th Gen (Raptor Lake Refresh) CPUs, primarily the unlocked “Ok” chips. The know-how enabled efficiency boosts of as much as 32% in sure video games whereas the corporate was formally itemizing as much as 16% and 13% good points for its 14th Gen Ok-CPUs in titles comparable to Metro Exodus and Rainbow Six: Siege, respectively.
The know-how primarily enabled higher utilization of the E-cores which weren’t solely utilized inside video games but in addition ran quicker once they have been being tasked. Nevertheless, after we tried to run the function on older Intel’s twelfth and thirteenth Gen CPUs, the applying gave an error message stating that the CPU didn’t assist APO know-how. This was met with some backlash since Intel’s twelfth & thirteenth Gen CPUs shared very comparable traits when it comes to structure and design with the E-Core on all CPU SKUs being based mostly on the identical Gracemont core structure.
- Intel twelfth Gen E-Core Structure: Gracemont
- Intel thirteenth Gen E-Core Structure: Gracemont
- Intel 14th Gen E-Core Structure: Gracemont
Properly, Intel has now stated that they’ve plans to convey APO (Utility Efficiency Optimization) function assist to some twelfth and thirteenth Gen Ok-Sequence CPUs too. Every CPU must be optimized independently so some work must be finished for every chip and Intel has numerous of these in every technology. So the corporate appears to be focusing on primarily the Ok-series CPUs for now. There are loads of players working Intel’s Ok-Sequence CPUs which might be a part of the twelfth & thirteenth Gen household so that is excellent news for them.
Intel additionally introduced a number of recent titles that will get APO assist throughout CES 2024. These embody Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, F1 22, Unusual Brigade (Vulkan), World Warfare Z, Dust 5 & World of Warcraft, these are among the many record of 14 video games. Along with the twelfth and thirteenth Gen Desktop CPUs, Intel may also be including its 14th Gen Raptor Lake-HX CPUs to the record of supported chips for APO.
It lastly seems like that Intel is on the proper path with APO. The function is a good addition for players because it absolutely makes use of the E-Core horsepower that these merchandise pack and we anticipate Intel to additional fine-tune efficiency for current and older hybrid chips. Hopefully, we may also see the assist prolonged to the Non-Ok CPUs which make up the majority of gaming gross sales for the corporate.
Information Supply: PCGamer