Intel forgot to release graphics drivers for their 11th-gen Rocket Lake CPUs

Intel’s graphics drivers are usually available on their downloads website, but if you search for the 11900K or its siblings, then all you get is the Performance Maximizer utility. If you download the Intel Graphics driver installer, it says it can’t find a match for your hardware. That’s a bit annoying when you’re paying over $600 for a new processor.

Reviewers, including ourselves, were provided with pre-release drivers ahead of the embargo and those who tested the integrated graphics didn’t find any anomalies. OEMs have also had access to drivers. As far as we’re aware, the integrated graphics inside the Rocket Lake processors, branded as the UHD 750, are functionally identical to the integrated graphics inside last year’s mobile Tiger Lake processors. Common sense says that the drivers don’t need a significant rewrite.

Lisa Pearce, Intel’s Director of graphics software engineering, says that the drivers will be made available to the public by Monday.

Intel 11th Gen Core Series aka Rocket Lake feature UHD 750 (Xe-LP) graphics with up to 32 Execution Units. The new architecture brings a noticeable performance uplift compared to the previous generation. The non-public driver performs well, especially in synthetic benchmarks, but it is not the latest driver.

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