In short: Enough Alder Lake owners have recently reported web browser performance issues for Intel to recognize the problem and come up with some solutions. The source of the problems is the specific model of the integrated graphics card, and the company’s suggestions are mostly standard troubleshooting.

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Intel this week admitted that the latest drivers for iGPU UHD Graphics 770 may cause a severe freeze in Chromium as well as edge browsers. Reported issues include very slow scrolling and delayed responses to clicks by approximately two seconds.

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The problem affects 18 12th generation Intel processors including several 12500, 12600, 12700 and 12900 models. To check your processor model, go to Settings > System > About. To confirm your GPU model, go to Settings > System > Display > Advanced Display Settings and look under Display Information.

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Intel first suggests making sure Windows and your browsers are up to date with the latest updates, which you should do to troubleshoot almost any issue. Then you should try to clean install the Intel graphics drivers. Intel and this site sentence generic Intel iGPU driverswhile your motherboard manufacturer’s website most likely has customized drivers.

If that doesn’t work, Intel also advises disabling hardware acceleration on the browser that’s having issues. In Chrome, it’s under Settings > System, while Edge users will find it under Settings > System & Performance. If your system or browser is installed on a hard drive, switching to an SSD can also help, but it will be a drastic and potentially costly move.