Intel 30.0.101.1660 driver fixes Netflix TDR crash, adds oneAPI support for Blender Cycles

Intel Graphics driver

Intel launched its latest graphics driver earlier today with version 30.0.101.1660. The new driver fixes a timeout detection and recovery (TDR) error that was causing crashes during HEVC HDR video playbacks on Netflix. Aside from that, the driver also adds Intel's oneAPI support in Blender's physically based rendering (PBR) Cycles rendering engine.

Here are all the highlights of the release:

  • Blender Cycles oneAPI support on 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and newer
  • Minor graphical anomalies seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla* (DX12) on 11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors.
  • Minor graphical anomalies seen in Baldur’s Gate 3* (Vulkan) on Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics.
  • A TDR may be observed during Netflix HEVC HDR Playback on 11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors.

Although, the Netflix HDR issue is fixed, other TDR bugs still remain. The full list of known issues is given below:

  • An intermittent application crash or hang may be seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War* (DX12).
  • An error pop-up may be observed when launching Call of Duty Vanguard* (DX12).
  • Minor graphical anomalies may be observed in Diablo II: Resurrected* (DX12), Elden Ring* (DX12), Far Cry 6* (DX12), Farming Simulator 22* (DX12), Grand Theft Auto V* and Halo Infinite* (DX12).
  • An “Update driver” pop-up error may be observed when launching Battlefield 1* after upgrading from 30.0.100.9955 or older drivers.
  • [12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Call of Duty: Warzone* (DX12), Hitman 2* (DX12).
  • [12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: A TDR may be observed in FIFA 22* (DX12) during gameplay and while running Doom Eternal* (Vulkan®) with Steam Overlay enabled.
  • [12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: An application crash may occur in Watch Dogs Legion* (DX11) when starting the game.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Gears 5* (DX12), Genshin Impact* (DX11) and God of War* (DX11).
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: A TDR may intermittently occur in Halo Infinite* (DX12) during gameplay.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: A game crash or hang may occur when launching Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy* (DX12).
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: A game crash or hang may occur when changing resolution in NBA 2K21* (DX12).
  • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: An intermittent crash or hang may occur in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade* (DX12) and Ghostwire Tokyo* (DX12).
  • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Elex* (DX11), MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries* (DX12) and The Ascent* (DX12).
  • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: A black screen or TDR may occur after launching, or during gameplay in Gears 5* (DX12).
  • [Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics]: An intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Forza Horizon 5* (DX12) when launched, Forza Motorsport 6* (DX12) when launched, Red Dead Redemption 2* (Vulkan) when MSAA is enabled and Resident Evil 3* (DX12) when exiting the game.
  • [Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics]: Minor graphical anomalies may be observed in Call of the Duty: Vanguard* (DX12), Microsoft Flight Simulator*(DX11), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy* (DX12) and Red Dead Redemption 2* (Vulkan).
  • [10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel UHD Graphics]: An intermittent crash or hang may be observed in Battlefield V*.
  • [11th and 12thGeneration Intel® Core™ Processors]: Display’s connected via an external dock may exhibit a black screen when using 4K@60hz resolution.
  • Running DirectX®11 games in fullscreen with the Windows® “Fullscreen Optimization” option disabled, may result in a black screen when modifying resolution in game.

To download the Intel 30.0.101.1660 driver, head over to the official website using this link. If you are looking for a driver specific to its newly launched Arc discrete GPUs, find it here.

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