New Intel 30.0.101.1960 driver adds support for Alder Lake HX, fixes a number of games

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Intel has released a new Windows DCH graphics driver version 30.0.101.1960 today. The major highlight of the release is that it is basically the launch driver for the 12th Gen Alder Lake HX CPUs that were annouced today which are targeted for portable computing and have up to 16 cores. In addition, this release adds Intel Game On Driver support for Evil Dead: The Game and Dolmen on 11th Gen CPUs.

Below are the driver highlights:

  • Launch driver for 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® UHD Graphics (Codename Alder LakeHX).
  • Intel® Game On Driver support for Evil Dead: The Game* and Dolmen* on Intel® 11th Generation with Xe Graphics and newer.

This release includes quite a few fixes:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War* (DX12) may experience an application crash or pop-up error message at launch.
  • Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition* (DX12) may experience minor graphical corruption in game menus or during gameplay when game settings are set to low quality.
  • Elden Ring* (DX12) may experience green or red texture flashing corruption during fighting while in game.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors] Genshin Impact* (DX11) may experience texture flickering or corruption on character models.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors] FIFA 21* may intermittently experience a TDR or application crash when resizing the game window.
  • [12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: FIFA 22* may experience a TDR or application crash when a match is started.
  • A TDR may occur while running Doom Eternal* (Vulkan®) with Steam Overlay enabled.
  • Tom Clancy’s: Rainbow Six Siege* may experience an application crash or TDR in game or benchmark modes when game settings are set at high, very high or ultra.
  • Doom Eternal* (Vulkan) may fail to enable HDR correctly when HDR is enabled via in-game settings and in Windows®.
  • Serious Sam 4 may exhibit graphical corruption or artifacts around some objects in game.
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided* shadows may exhibit graphical corruption.
  • [Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics] Red Dead Redemption 2* may experience an application crash or TDR when changing game or resolution settings.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors] Running DirectX®11 games in fullscreen with the Windows® “Fullscreen Optimization” option disabled, may result in a black screen when modifying resolution in games.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors] Graphical corruption may be seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War*

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

  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: Monster Hunter Rise* may experience an application crash or hang during gameplay.
  • Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt* may experience minor intermittent white texture flashes or corruption on some objects in game and a small number of character models may experience geometry corruption.
  • An error message pop-up may be observed when launching Call of Duty: Vanguard* (DX12).
  • An application crash may occur in Watch Dogs: Legion* (DX11) when starting the game.
  • An intermittent crash or hang may occur during gameplay in Ghostwire: Tokyo* (DX12).
  • Minor graphical anomalies may be observed in Call of Duty: Warzone* (DX12), Diablo II: Resurrected* (DX12), Farming Simulator 22* (DX12), Grand Theft Auto V* (DX11), Halo Infinite* (DX12), Hitman 2* (DX12) and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy* (DX12).
  • An “Update driver” pop-up error message 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 CrossFire HD* (DX9), GRID Legends* (DX12) (on changing lighting quality to high), F1 2020* (DX12) (when HDR enabled).
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors]: Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Gears 5* (DX12).
  • [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 changing resolution in NBA 2K21* (DX12).
  • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: A game crash or hang may occur when launching Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy* (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).
  • [11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics]: Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Elex* (DX11), MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries* (DX12), Strange Brigade* (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 and Resident Evil 3* (DX12) when exiting the game.
  • [Intel® Iris® Xe Discrete graphics]: Minor graphical anomalies may be observed in Call of Duty: Vanguard* (DX12), Enlisted* (DX11), Far Cry 6* (DX12) and Microsoft Flight Simulator*(DX11).
  • [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.

The new 30.0.101.1960 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 19H1 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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