Intel 11th and 12th gen chips can’t play 4k blu-rays

Intel’s new chips have removed the ability for PCs to play 4k blu-ray discs, but it does seem like a move that’s mostly for the best. As unsurprising as ever, it seems DRM is once again causing problems for users who just want to play content they’ve already paid for.

As explained by Bleeping Computer, blu-ray discs have digital rights management in place that requires support for SGX, otherwise known as software guard extension. Intel’s SGX is hardware-based memory encryption that’s baked into the chips. It allows code to be separated into different levels of security making some more private than others. As Intel is removing SGX from it’s 11th and 12th gen desktop processors, they will no longer be compatible with these discs for 4k playback. 

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