Intel's latest 30.0.100.9955 driver brings additional video encode support on Windows 11

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Intel earlier today released its newest DCH graphics driver version 30.0.100.9955. The major highlight of the new driver is the addition of support for H264 and HEVC DX12 video encode on Windows 11. Aside from that, it brings several fixes for bugs in games and other applications. There is also a long list of known issues.

The bugs fixed in this release are:

  • Minor graphic anomalies seen in Cyberpunk 2077* (DX12), Hitman 2* (DX12), Wolfenstein: Youngblood* (Vulkan).
  • Minor graphic anomalies seen in Monster Jam Steel Titans 2*, Ark Survival Evolved* (when Intel Sharpening Filter is enabled) on 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics.
  • Black screen seen in Rage 2* (Vulkan) (after ALT + TAB) on 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics.
  • Intermittent crash or hang seen in Ark: Survival Evolved* (during launch), Star Wars: Squadrons* (during launch), Warframe* (DX12) on Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics.
  • Minor graphic anomalies seen in Euro Truck Simulator 2*, Marvel’s Avengers* (DX12), Metro Exodus* (DX12) on Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics.

The unresolved issues that remain are:

  • Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War* (DX12), Forza Horizon 4* (DX12) (after launch), The Sims 4* (hot plug or unplug of external display).
  • Minor graphic anomalies may be observed in Dead by Daylight*, Death Stranding* (DX12), Forza Horizon 4*(DX12). Microsoft Flight Simulator* (during installation), Red Dead Redemption 2* (DX12), Red Dead Redemption*(Vulkan) (while pressing ESC), Resident Evil Village* (DX12) (while pressing ESC), Shadow of the Tomb Raider*
    (DX12), The Surge 2* (Vulkan), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint*.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Crash or hang may be seen in
    Breathedge*, Deathloop* (DX12), Detroit: Become Human* (Vulkan), FIFA 21*, Moonlight Blade* (DX12), NBA 2K21* (DX12) (when switching resolution from 1920 x 1080 to 1600 x 900 and 1280 x 720), Necromunda:Hired gun* (DX12) (Shadow option other than low), Red Dead Redemption* (Vulkan), The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan* (online mode), Vendetta Online* (Vulkan).
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Black screen may be seen in Arma 3* (when changing display mode to windowed or full screen).
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Minor graphic anomalies may be seen in Adobe Premiere Pro 2020 during video playback, Call of the Sea*, Crysis Remastered*, Dark Souls 3*, Elex*, Gears of War Ultimate Edition* (DX12), Gears 5* (DX12), Just Cause 4 *, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord*.
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics: Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Conan Exiles* (Low End Laptop Mode” in game settings), Doom Eternal* (Vulkan), Forza Motorsport 6* (DX12), Spyro: Reignited Trilogy*.
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics: Crash or hang may be seen when launching Batman: Arkham City*, Outriders* (DX12).
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics: Minor graphic anomalies may be observed in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla* (DX12), Code Vein*, GRID 2019* (DX12), Rocket League* (when CMAA Enabled).
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Display is getting blanked out with 4K@60hz resolution connected via dock.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Thunderbolt display may not turn on after HDR is enabled for built-in display.

The new 30.0.100.9955 driver is compatible with all Intel graphics products starting from the 6th gen processors (Skylake) and newer, as well as Xe-based products. To download it, head over to Intel's official site where you can find the relevant links.

There is a separate driver for Kaby Lake G though as it is built with Radeon Vega M inside. You can find details about that driver here.

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