Published in News

Intel rolls out new graphics driver for Alder Lake

by on12 November 2021


For early adopters 

Intel is rolling out a new version of the graphics driver for its processors with integrated graphics and discrete Iris Xe GPU.

The new driver with the sexy title version 30.0.101.1069, adds support for Intel’s new 12th-generation Alder Lake processors.

Chipzilla’s new driver supports CPUs all the way back to the sixth generation of Intel Core processors (also known as Skylake), and Windows 10 and Windows 11. Windows 11 support is currently something to brag about because for some reason Microsoft crippled Windows 11 on many AMD chips (although it says it is about to fix that).

Based on the release notes, Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake processors are supported on Windows 10 version 20H2 or later.

Aside from support for newly-launched processors, which should mean better performance and reliability with those processors, the new driver includes performance improvements in some games.

 Specifically, Intel says you can expect reduced load times in games including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Deathloop, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Metro Exodus. This update also fixes a handful of known issues.

Despite the updates, however, there are still a lot of known issues in this release. This includes some issues exclusive to Intel’s new Alder Lake processors, including graphics anomalies in Netflix after unplugging and re-plugging an external display, crashes or hangs in games like Metro Exodus and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and graphics anomalies in games including Gears 5, Genshin Impact, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

Intel is rolling out a new version of the graphics driver for its processors with integrated graphics and discrete Iris Xe GPU.

 The new driver with the sexy title version 30.0.101.1069, adds support for Intel’s new 12th-generation Alder Lake processors.

Chipzilla’s new driver supports CPUs all the way back to the sixth generation of Intel Core processors (also known as Skylake), and Windows 10 and Windows 11. Windows 11 support is currently something to brag about because for some reason Microsoft crippled Windows 11 on many AMD chips (although it says it is about to fix that).

Based on the release notes, Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake processors are supported on Windows 10 version 20H2 or later.

Aside from support for newly-launched processors, which should mean better performance and reliability with those processors, the new driver includes performance improvements in some games.

Specifically, Intel says you can expect reduced load times in games including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Deathloop, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Metro Exodus. This update also fixes a handful of known issues.

Despite the updates, however, there are still a lot of known issues in this release. This includes some issues exclusive to Intel’s new Alder Lake processors, including graphics anomalies in Netflix after unplugging and re-plugging an external display, crashes or hangs in games like Metro Exodus and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and graphics anomalies in games including Gears 5, Genshin Impact, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

 

Last modified on 12 November 2021
Rate this item
(3 votes)