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Intel Rocket Lake-S: UHD Graphics 750 GPU drivers will be ready a 'few weeks from now'

The Core i9-11900K is one of Intel's new desktop processors with a UHD Graphics 750 GPU. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The Core i9-11900K is one of Intel's new desktop processors with a UHD Graphics 750 GPU. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
Intel is yet to publish GPU drivers for the UHD Graphics 750, the iGPU that it has included in its new Rocket Lake-S processors. According to a company Vice President, the drivers will not be ready for a few weeks, despite processors like the Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K being available to purchase.

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Intel's Rocket Lake-S series has gotten off to a bad start, not least because of early reviews. The Core i9-11900K held up well in our tests, but it has fewer cores than its predecessor. Similarly, Anandtech was less than impressed by the Core i7-11700K. Processors like the Core i5-11600K undercut AMD's equivalents, so there is a place for a Rocket Lake-S.

However, it turns out that Intel has released Rocket Lake-S without having its iGPU drivers ready. The drivers in question are for the UHD Graphics 750, of which there are none on the Intel Download Center. According to Lisa Pearce, Vice President at Intel, these drivers will be ready in a 'few weeks from now'.

Windows Update contains some display drivers, but they are outdated and not necessarily intended for retail chips. Alternatively, you could download Intel's latest DCH drivers and install Rocket Lake-S GPUs drivers manually through Device Manager. Even then, these drivers are about six weeks old and are seemingly not release drivers, either. Thankfully, Andreas Schilling of Hardwareluxx has published newer drivers, which Intel apparently distributed to reviewers.

Nonetheless, it is astounding that Intel could release new processors without having GPU drivers ready. While many people will probably pair Rocket Lake-S chips with dedicated GPUs, there is no excuse for Intel not having its house in order before a major product launch.

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No dice for UHD Graphics 750 drivers, currently. (Image source: Intel)
No dice for UHD Graphics 750 drivers, currently. (Image source: Intel)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-04- 2 (Update: 2021-04- 2)