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PC World Latest NewsSep 03, 2019
Intel adds 'retro scaling' to Ice Lake CPUs to make pixel-art games look more crisp on modern displays
Retro-gaming enthusiasts just received a big gift from Intel, but you're going to need some new hardware to take advantage of it. Over the holiday weekend, the company's graphics division released beta drivers that enable integer-scaling support in its newly released "Ice Lake" 10th-gen Core mobile processors.

Intel's Ice Lake chips put the pedal to the metal when it comes to graphics performance, but integer scaling makes games with limited resolution options look better on modern displays. Upscaling retro games—or retro-styled games with fixed resolutions, like FTL—can result in soft, blurry images when they're processed using traditional scaling methods. Intel's driver adds the company's new "retro-scaling" feature, which offers both true integer scaling as well as "nearest-neighbor interpolation" to crisp up your image on modern displays.

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