Today we were able to find out that some of the drivers of 11th Gen Intel Core processors are missing, the company has forgotten to publish them. The 11th generation Intel Core processors have already been launched, the company wants to respond to the Ryzen 5000 that has given such good results.
It is a launch with some controversy behind it, due to some interesting decisions on Intel’s part. Instead of competing with AMD in terms of the number of cores, Intel’s bet is to boost some eleventh-generation models that have fewer cores than their tenth-generation counterparts.
Intel has not published the latest drivers for some 11th Gen Core processors
Some eleventh-generation products have been released incomplete. To the surprise of the first users who have already received their units, Intel seems to have forgotten to release specific drivers for the new models with integrated graphics, the S range.
In fact, one of the big new features of the eleventh generation is the new Xe integrated graphics, with the UHD 750 as the star; normally, integrated graphics are not good for much, but Intel has improved them to the point where they do their job in simple tasks or undemanding games. But that plan doesn’t work without installing the drivers.
It’s something that wasn’t discovered until today. If we go to the company’s official download page, we won’t find the drivers; they’re not found on the motherboard manufacturers’ download pages either.
Intel has not made any public statement yet, but at least Lisa Pearce, the company’s director of the graphics division, has confirmed via Twitter that the drivers will be released in “a few weeks from now.”
Few weeks from now
— Lisa Pearce (@gfxlisa) April 1, 2021
It’s a really rare thing for a product like this to be released without drivers. It’s also rare that none of the journalists who were able to test these processors noticed, but the latter has an explanation: the old drivers work. They don’t take full advantage of the new design, but if we don’t have a graphics card and have bought one of the new processors, at least we can use the computer until their drivers arrive.