Intel Graphics Command Center now available and Intel wants your help to improve it
Intel is celebrating GDC 2019 with the launch of its new Intel Graphics Command Center (IGCC) software. The application is a one-stop window that scans your computer for games and then automatically adjusts their settings for optimal performance. Only 30 games are supported for now, however, with more eventually to come.
If that sounds familiar to you, then it's because IGCC is roughly equivalent to Nvidia's existing GeForce Experience companion application. In Intel's case, however, IGCC will supposedly be more friendly for novices and casual gamers. Not only will there be recommended settings for each game, but the software will also take its time to explain common image quality rendering techniques like anisotropic filtering or the many forms of anti-aliasing.
IGCC is now available for download in an early access state through the Microsoft Store. Intel is encouraging gamers to give it a shot and then provide feedback directly to their engineers on how to improve the software. The chipmaker will be running a Reddit AMA on April 25th to gather user complaints and questions about IGCC.
Note that the software will only be compatible on 6th gen Intel Core ix PCs or newer. This includes Intel Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake, and the upcoming Ice Lake series set to launch later this year. IGCC was announced alongside the Intel gen 9 Core series for laptops.