Intel has produced a contemporary graphics driver which brings in official support for its new discrete Xe GPU for laptops, and supplies a helpful resolve for a Cyberpunk 2077 bug.

The highlight of driver release 27.twenty.a hundred.9168 is the introduction of support for Intel Iris Xe Max Graphics, if not recognised as DG1, the initially Xe standalone GPU (as opposed to built-in graphics built into the CPU).

A selection of notebooks presently run with Intel’s new GPU, together with the Acer Swift 3x and Asus VivoBook Flip TP470.

Aid for the sport Hitman 3 also arrives with this new driver, while it is recommended that you really should be running Iris Xe Graphics (or improved) to delight in this contemporary release.

Cyberpunk crash

As you may well hope, driver 27.twenty.a hundred.9168 also fixes a bunch of challenges, together with a disheartening crash which comes about when launching Cyberpunk 2077 – while there are however other ‘intermittent’ crashing challenges influencing the sport, as listed in the recognised challenges of the release notes [PDF].

There are a lot of cures for ‘minor’ graphics glitches in a complete load of games, together with Atelier Ryza two: Missing Legends & the Mystery Fairy, Nioh two, Star Wars Battlefront two and a variety of Tomb Raider games.

A problem with 4K monitors linked to a notebook via DisplayPort, which induced flickering to happen on the display screen following closing the notebook and then resuming from rest, has also been set.

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