Intel’s Rocket Lake series is the first one to get Iris Xe integrated GPUs and today Intel has released the first official graphics driver for its Rocket Lake CPUs.
The graphic driver, 18.104.22.16816, has a 426 MB file size. Interestingly, the driver was listed on 3rd March 2021, which means that support for Intel Rocket Lake Desktop CPUs is new however the drivers are not different from the other Iris Xe drivers available. In other words, Intel simply added support for Rocket Lake CPUs on its existing driver suite, which makes sense considering that all Iris Xe chips essentially are based on the same Xe-LP GPU architecture.
Following notes were released for the drivers:
•Fix for crash seen when launching Outriders* on Intel Iris Xe Max graphics.
•Game loading time improvements for Death Stranding*
•Stability fixes for DaVinci Resolve* on Intel Iris Xe Max graphics.
•Game loading time improvements for Death Stranding* on Intel Iris Xe graphics.
•Support for New Level Zero loader layer tracing API.
You can also download Intel Driver & Support Assistant, a software that will automatically check for drivers regularly and will provide notifications once new drivers are available.