What happened now? Somehow, inexplicably, Intel failed to publish drivers for Rocket Lake’s integrated graphics before the processor launch last week. They have not given an apology yet, probably because there are none: Rocket Lake’s integrated graphics are apparently a clone of old hardware and do not need updated drivers – just certification.
Intel graphics drivers are usually available on their download site, but if you search for 11900K or its siblings, all you get is the Performance Maximizer tool. If you download the Intel Graphics Driver Installer, it states that it is not compatible with your hardware. It’s a little annoying when you pay over $ 600 for a new processor.
Critics, including ourselves, got pre-release drivers before the embargo, and those who tested the integrated graphics found no irregularities. OEMs have also had access to drivers. As far as we know, the integrated graphics inside the Rocket Lake processors, labeled as UHD 750, are functionally identical to the integrated graphics in last year̵
Lisa Pearce, Intel’s director of graphics software engineering, says the drivers will be made available to the public by Monday.
Update: The driver will be sent by Monday AM and will update this thread when it is available
– Lisa Pearce (@gfxlisa) April 2, 2021
But luckily, if you have a Rocket Lake processor and do not have a video card to pair with it, you do not have to wait until Monday to play CS: GO at 30 frames per second. Here is a solution:
Download the .zip file for the general Intel Graphics driver and install it manually using the Windows Driver Install Utility: Control Panel> Device Manager> Video Card> UHD 750> (right-click) Properties> Driver> Update Driver> Browse My Computer for driver software.