Intel® Application Optimization Overview


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The Intel® Application Optimization determines and directs application resources in real time. This policy optimizes thread scheduling along with application threading for selected software titles and may improve performance for supported applications. System responsiveness may vary based on configuration and graphics card capabilities. Users can disable Intel Application Optimization through this software for all applications or on a per application basis if results are not as expected.

Intel® Application Optimizer user interface is an optional part of the optimization technology that allows users to see what games are optimized and to turn off optimizations they do not want. Users may disable the entire application or disable specific games under “Enable/Disable Individual Applications” tab. The list will vary from user to user, depending on the games detected and optimized by Intel®. More applications / games will be supported by Intel® Application Optimization during regular updates in future.

Intel® Application Optimization user interface can be downloaded through Microsoft Store*. Intel® Application Optimization is currently not available for download through Intel download center.

Intel Application Optimization logo

Compact view of the application:

Compact view of the application

Expanded view with detected applications list (example only). This list will vary for from user to user.

Expanded view with detected applications list

Intel® Application Optimization Requirements

  • Installation and enablement of Intel® Dynamic Tuning Technology (Intel® DTT) should be available for supported systems, and available through motherboard system manufacturers.
  • BIOS Camarillo PCI device option enabled by default. Refer to your OEMs for support if this option is not available.
  • Operating system: Windows 11*.

Processors supported by Intel® Application Optimization 

Note The Intel® Application Optimization user interface may be installed on unsupported systems but will not result in any optimizations.

Frequently asked questions

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Can Intel® Application Optimization co-exist with other overclocking tools, such as Intel® XTU? Yes, enthusiast users may wish to use Intel® Application Optimization with optimized overclocking settings from other overclocking tools for both CPU and GPU to further increase performance.
Does Intel® Application Optimization modify frequency or any overclocking settings? No, Intel® Application Optimization does not modify frequency or any overclocking settings, it works by changing the way specific games run and are scheduled by Windows.
Why does the Intel® Application Optimization have a disable option? The disable option is provided for end-user control over their system and as a mitigation for any unexpected issues that might be found post in-game tuning. For instance if a new revision of the game affects the current tuning parameters, it provides a no-harm option until a fix is made available.
How will an end user know that Intel® Application Optimization is running/working? Intel Application Optimization will be enabled by default on a supported system that is running Intel® DTT, it runs silently as part of the Intel® DTT driver. Some systems may have Intel Application Optimization pre-installed by motherboard vendors. Users may choose to install Intel’s under interface available on the Microsoft Store* to directly control the optimization.
Will support for Intel® Application Optimization expand to prior generation products?Yes. Intel plans to extend support to additional Intel Core processors 14th gen, as well as to prior generation products (12th and 13th gen) with Intel Application Optimization. More details to come in the near future.
Is there a list of supported applications for Intel® Application Optimization (APO)?The Intel® Application Optimization team is working on making a list of applications/games available for users. User-installed games that are optimized will show up in the UI list, which is available for download through Microsoft Store*. The list of games and optimization may vary depending on system configuration. 
Will Intel® Application Optimization be available in different languages?

Intel® Application Optimization is currently offered in English only. Future versions may include localization for more languages.


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