Intel releases new WHQL driver with support for the new 13th Gen chips and Alder Lake-N

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Intel has released a new graphics driver with support for the new Intel chips launched early today. The driver, version, is WHQL signed and adds support for the new 65W 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S desktop CPUs, as well as new Alder Lake-N parts, that were unveiled on behalf of CES 2023. Unlike the other Alder Lake and Raptor Lake variants, Alder Lake-N is made entirely out of E-cores and is not a hybrid design.

The new driver also fixes a few bugs but does still have plenty of open issues. You can view the full changelog below:


  • Launch driver for
    • 13th Generation Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors with Intel® UHD Graphics 730 (Codename Raptor Lake-S)
    • Intel® Processor and Intel® Core™ i3 N-Series Processors with Intel® UHD Graphics (Codename Alder Lake-N)


Intel® Arc™ Graphics Products:

  • Payday 2* (DX9) may exhibit flickering corruption on specific water surfaces.
  • God of War* (DX11) may experience lower than expected performance on first launch within the main game menu.

Intel® Core™ Processor Products:

  • Battlefield 2042* (DX12) may exhibit color corruptions during gameplay.
  • Watch Dogs: Legion* (DX12) may experience application crash during gameplay.
  • Hitman 3* (DX12) may experience application crash while running benchmark.
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla* (DX12) may exhibit visual corruptions while changing graphics settings.


Intel® Arc™ Graphics Products:

  • Fortnite* (DX12) may experience application crash with High and Epic graphics settings. May need to set graphics settings to Medium with Nanite set to Off to mitigate application crash.
  • Diablo II: Resurrected* (DX12) may cause system instability or application crash.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide* (DX12) may experience application crash during character selection.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem* (DX12) may experience application freeze and crash during gameplay.
  • Conqueror’s Blade* (DX11) may experience corruption in benchmark mode.
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard* (DX12) may experience missing or corrupted shadows during the Submarine mission.
  • System may hang while waking up from sleep. May need to power cycle the system for recovery.
  • GPU hardware acceleration may not be available for media playback and encode with some versions of Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Blender may exhibit corruption while using Nishita Sky texture node.

Intel® Iris™ Xe MAX Graphics Products:

  • Driver installation may not complete successfully on certain notebook systems with both Intel® Iris™ X e + Iris™ X e MAX devices. May need to reboot the system and re-install graphics driver for successful installation.

Intel® Core™ Processor Products:

  • Dysterra* (DX12) may exhibit visual corruptions during gameplay.
  • Total War: Warhammer III* (DX11) may experience application crash while loading battle scenarios.
  • Call of Duty Warzone 2.0* (DX12) may exhibit corruptions on certain buildings and floors during gameplay.
  • Conqueror's Blade* (DX12) may experience application crash during game launch.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem* (DX12) may experience application freeze and crash during gameplay.


  • Windows UAC Admin is required to install and launch Arc Control.
  • Some applications may exhibit a transparent or blank window when CMAA is set to “Force ON” globally.
  • A 1440p resolution selection in Arc Control Studio Capture may be unavailable when the display native resolution is 4K.
  • Arc Control Studio Camera overlay position may not retain desired position and size after a system restart.
  • The Arc Control Studio Camera tab may take longer than expected responsiveness upon the first navigation.
  • Arc Control may report incorrect memory bandwidth value.

To download the new WHQL driver, head over to Intel's official website. The driver is compatible with all Xe-based graphics, which includes Arc discrete GPUs, DG1, as well as UHD 700-series integrated graphics.

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