Intel fulfills its promise, releases Windows 11 driver for long-dead Kaby Lake G with Vega M

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Yes, Intel has kept its promise that it would bring Windows 11 support to its now-discontinued Kaby Lake G processors. Last week the company launched its new graphics driver version 30.0.13025.1000 for Kaby Lake G which now adds support for Microsoft's shiny new OS.

The new driver is based on AMD Adrenalin 21.10.1 which introduced Windows 11 support on AMD's graphics products. Intel has erroneously mentioned in its release notes that the driver is built upon the 21.10.2 driver but that's likely not the case since no optimization in the latter is reflected in this release.

For those that don't remember, Kaby Lake G with RX Vega M was an interesting product from Intel as it married its own Kaby Lake processors with Radeon Vega graphics using cutting-edge technologies like Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB). The parts offered much better graphics performance than what Intel could do at the time.

It was, however, discontinued by the company in October 2019. AMD's driver team continued to provide drivers for Kaby Lake G for a while before it too called it quits on the product support in June last year.