New Intel 30.0.101.1631 driver adds support for 12th Gen Alder Lake P and U CPUs

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Intel has released a new Windows DCH graphics driver version 30.0.101.1631 today. The major highlight of the release is that it is basically the launch driver for the 12th Gen Alder Lake P and U CPUs which are targeted for ultraportabales (Ultrabooks) with a 28W (P) and 15W (U) TDP base power rating. In addition, this release fixes intermittent crashing or hang seen in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Below are the driver highlights:

  • Launch driver for 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics and Intel® UHD Graphics (Codename Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U).

This release includes only one fix:

  • Intermittent crash or hang seen in Red Dead Redemption 2* (Vulkan) when running in borderless window mode on 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics.

As usual, there are many bugs that remain unresolved still:

  • Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War* (DX12).
  • Minor graphic anomalies may be observed in Diablo II: Resurrected* (DX12), Elden Ring* (DX12), Farming Simulator 22* (DX12), Grand Theft Auto V*(when changing camera position with MSAA on), Halo Infinite* (DX12), No Man’s Sky* (Vulkan).
  • “Update driver” pop-up error may be seen while launching Battlefield 1* after upgrading from 30.0.100.9955 or older drivers due to the driver version roll-over.
  • Error may be seen when launching Call of Duty Vanguard* (DX12).
  • [12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: Minor graphic anomalies may be seen in Call of Duty: Warzone* (DX12).
  • [12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: TDR may be seen 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]: Crash may be seen in Watch Dogs Legion* (DX12) on starting game.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: Minor graphic anomalies may be seen in Dark Souls 3* (DX11), Gears 5* (DX12), Genshin Impact* (DX11), God of War* (DX11).
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: TDR may be seen in Halo Infinite* (DX12) during gameplay.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: Crash or hang may be seen when launching Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy* (DX12), NBA 2K21* (DX12) (when switching resolution from 1920 x 1080 to 1600 x 900 and 1280 x 720) • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in ANVIL* (DX12), Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade* (DX12), The Ascent *(DX11).
  • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: Minor graphic anomalies may be seen in Arma 3* (DX11), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla* (DX12), Deus Ex Mankind Divided* (DX11), Euro Truck Simulator* (OpenGL) (in main menu on changing graphic preset), MechWarrior 5* (DX12), The Ascent* (DX11).
  • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: Black screen and TDR seen after launching and during gameplay in Gears 5* (DX12).
  • [Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics]: Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Conan Exiles* (Low End Laptop Mode” in game settings), Forza Motorsport 6* (DX12), Red Dead Redemption 2* (Vulkan) (MSAA enabled), Resident Evil 3* (DX12) (when exit the game), Spyro: Reignited Trilogy*(DX11).
  • [Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics]: Minor graphic anomalies may be observed in Call of the Duty: Vanguard* (DX12), Code Vein*(DX11), Escape from Tarkov* (DX11), Microsoft Flight Simulator*(DX11), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy* (DX12), Red Dead Redemption 2* (Vulkan), Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus* (Vulkan).
  • [10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel UHD Graphics]: Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Battlefield V.
  • [11th and 12thGeneration Intel® Core™ Processors]: Display is getting blanked out with 4K@60hz resolution connected via dock.
  • Running DX11 games in Fullscreen with the Windows “Fullscreen Optimization” option disabled and changing the in-game settings to full screen may result in a black screen.

The new 30.0.101.1631 Intel graphics driver is compatible with all Intel CPUs 6th gen and up. Iris Xe discrete graphics are also supported. In terms of OS compatibility, the driver supports Windows 10 version 1809 and newer. To download the driver, head over to Intel's official display driver page via this link.

You can check out the full announcement here, and the release notes PDF here.

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