The first Graphics driver for Intel’s Rocket Lake CPU is finally here

Intel has finally released the first official graphics drivers for its Rocket Lake CPUs, which features its Iris Xe integrated graphics unit. The company earlier launched its CPUs, but the cards came without the graphics drivers, and it took a while, but we now have the first official graphics drivers.

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The driver, which is the 27.20.100.9316, is 426 MB in size, but the more interesting part is that the date it is listed for is 3rd March 2021. It suggests that the company added support for the Rocket Lake CPUs on its existing driver suite, considering that all Iris Xe chips are essentially based on the same Xe-LP GPU architecture.

Following are the release notes for the Intel graphics driver:

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fix for crash seen when launching Outriders* on Intel Iris Xe Max graphics.
  • Game loading time improvements for Death Stranding*
  • Stability fixes for DaVinci Resolve* on Intel Iris Xe Max graphics.
  • Game loading time improvements for Death Stranding* on Intel Iris Xe graphics.
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DEVELOPER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Support for New Level Zero loader layer tracing API.

Supported OS versions

OS Reference:

  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – Fall Creators Update (1709)(RS3)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – April 2018 Update (1803)(RS4)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – October 2018 Update (1809)(RS5)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – May 2019 Update (1903)(19H1)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – November 2019 Update (1909)(19H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – May 2020 Update (2004)(20H1)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – October 2020 Update (20H2)

Platform (OS Support)

  • 6th Gen Core processor family (Codename Skylake) (RS3+)
  • 7th Gen Core processor family (Codename Kaby Lake) (RS3+)
  • 8th Gen Core processor family (Codename Kaby Lake-R, Coffee Lake) (RS3+)
  • 9th Gen Core processor family (Codename Coffee Lake-R) (RS3+)
  • Apollo Lake (RS3+)
  • Amber Lake  (RS3+)
  • Gemini Lake  (RS3+)
  • Whiskey Lake  (RS3+)
  • Comet Lake  (RS3+)
  • 10th Gen Core processor family (Codename Ice Lake) (RS3+)
  • Core Processor with Intel Hybrid Technology (Codename Lakefield) (19H2+)
  • Pentium Processor family (Codename Jasper Lake) (19H2+)
  • Celeron Processor family (Codename Jasper Lake) (19H2+)
  • Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Tiger Lake) (19H2+)
  • Iris Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1) (20H1+)
  • 11th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Rocket Lake) (20H2+)

So, dump those third-party drivers which you have been using and give your system a clean install using the official drivers from Intel.

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