Intel's driver adds support for 12th Gen Alder Lake H laptop CPUs

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Intel has released a new display driver version that brings support for the company's 12th gen Alder Lake processor graphics. The driver here is aimed specifically at mobile Alder Lake H and as such, the driver is optimized for Xe-LP graphics architecture present inside them.

The driver here is aimed at the following SKUs:

  • Intel® Core™ i5-12600H Processor (18M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-12450H Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-12500H Processor (18M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-12650H Processor (24M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-12800H Processor (24M Cache, up to 4.80 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-12700H Processor (24M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i9-12900H Processor (24M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK Processor (24M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz)

Back in November, it was reported that Intel was beginning to ship Alder Lake-P chips to its OEM partners and at CES 2022, the company unveiled a whole bunch of these processor SKUs. In total, there are four different types of Alder Lake-P chips belonging to four different power segments. They are:

  • H series (mentioned above)
  • P series
  • U series/15W
  • U series/9W

You can view the full lineup here.

Here are the known issues in this driver release:

  • Crash or hang may be seen when starting CrossFire* (DX9), FIFA 21* (DX12), Forza Horizon 4* (DX12), Watch Dogs: Legion* (DX12).
  • Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War* (DX12), Horizon Zero Dawn* (DX12), Far Cry 6* (DX12).
  • Graphic anomalies may be observed in Dark Souls 3* (DX11), Diablo II: Resurrected* (DX12), Far Cry 6* (DX12), Farming Simulator 22* (DX12), Gears 5* (DX12), Genshin Impact* (DX11), Grand Theft Auto* (DX11), GRID 2019* (DX12), Halo Infinite* (DX12), Metro Exodus* (DX12) (when quality set to low), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint* (DX11).
  • Blank screen observed on 8K external display and internal display while playing video in extended mode.

You can download the driver by heading over to this page on Intel's official website. The driver is only compatible with Windows 10 version 20H2 (October 2020) and higher.

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