After a “driverless” release, Intel has added support for Rocket Lake’s iGPU with its latest graphics driver release. The driver supporting Rocket Lake’s Xe graphics was issued in early March, but until recently, the description did not mention any support for the newly released Intel 11th Gen Core desktop processors.
The driver, which is available for download HERE, had its description altered to reflect support for the “11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family (Codename Rocket Lake) (20H2+)”. It’s unclear if Intel’s 18.104.22.16816 graphics driver is WHQL certified for Rocket Lake-S processors, but for now, this is the best bet for those interested in enabling the iGPU.
Lisa Pearce, graphics software engineering director at Intel, previously stated that the official launch of the graphics driver would take a few weeks, so this turnaround was quicker than expected.
Despite the lack of an official graphics driver for Intel Rocket Lake-S processors at launch, users found workarounds to enable the UHD Graphics 750 iGPU. While some installed the 22.214.171.12416 graphics driver before receiving official support for the Rocket Lake-S, others were able to get it working by downloading a graphics driver through Windows Update.
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KitGuru says: Did you try any workaround to install a Rocket Lake graphics driver? Were you able to get the iGPU working? Now that Intel has released an official driver, will you reinstall it or just leave it as it is?