Intel's very first Windows 11 22H2 drivers version 31.0.101.2111 and 31.0.101.3222 are out

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 63
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top poster
Content Creator
Well-known
Apr 24, 2016
5,133
Earlier today, Intel confirmed that its new WDDM 3.1 driver for upcoming Windows 11 22H2 feature update won't support 10th Gen Core processors and older. The full list of all the unsupported processor families can be found in this article. The company is also changing the way it serves its drivers. It is bifurcating its driver package, which will now contain legacy drivers for the unsupported CPUs alongside the Day 0 game supported driver for the 11th Gen chips and newer families.

As such, the company has released two drivers today in its driver package, with version 31.0.101.2111 (Legacy) and version 31.0.101.3222.
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Intel will be moving 6th - 10th Gen Intel Processor Graphics and related Intel Atom®, Pentium®, and Celeron® processor graphics to a legacy software support model.
 

plat

Level 28
Verified
Top poster
Well-known
Sep 13, 2018
1,646
Driver package size: 1.1 GB, it's ridiculous. It used to be like half of that.
Wow! Yes, comparatively NVIDIA's latest graphics driver is "only" 785 MB.

I just "love" how 10th generation processors are now being labeled "legacy"--never mind 9th gen like mine (and older). A nooodge to spend some cash and upgrade to a more expensive bright and shiny new one, maybe? Plus mainboard of course. 😒