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Intel Graphics Command Center now available and Intel wants your help to improve it

Intel Graphics Command Center now available and Intel wants your help to improve it
Intel Graphics Command Center now available and Intel wants your help to improve it
The early access software is Intel's next step towards becoming a discrete graphics company. The chipmaker plans to take user feedback seriously by launching the Odyssey program for enthusiasts to share, engage, and collaborate with Intel along the way.

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.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-03-21 (Update: 2019-03-21)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.