Intel has released new video drivers for the Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 platforms for the embedded GPUs of its Skylake, Kaby Lake (Refresh), Coffee Lake (Refresh), Amber Lake, Apollo Lake processors. , Gemini Lake and Whiskey Lake generations. Those are the Intel UHD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics and Intel Iris Pro Graphics. Depending on the release, the version number is fixed at 220.127.116.1161, 18.104.22.16867, or 22.214.171.12469. The list of changes looks like this:
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- Total War: Three Kingdoms
- Conan Unconquered
- Improved performance and image quality when Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing (CMAA) is enabled for DX12 games and 3D applications.
- Reduced compilation time on OpenCL shaders
- Playability improvements and performance optimizations for Total War: Three Kingdoms, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and Risk of Rain 2
- Support for OpenGL 4.6 API
- Various additions to D3D12 MetaCommand support in DirectML
- The Intel Graphics Control Panel SDK now allows for control of Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (LACE) sensitivity (low/med/high) on platforms where available
- New Vulkan extensions
- VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable : allows the explicitly control depth clipping operation
- VK_EXT_host_query_reset : adds a new function to reset queries from the host
- VK_EXT_scalar_block_layout : enables C-like structure layout for SPIR-V blocks
- VK_KHR_shader_float16_int8 : allows use of 16-bit floating-point types and 8-bit integer types in shaders for arithmetic operations
Be sure to check out gameplay.intel.com, where you’ll find recommended game settings for many more of your favorite PC games. Install the Intel Driver & Support Assistant, which automatically checks for drivers on a regular basis and can provide notifications when new drivers are available. This is a DCH driver.
- This driver includes security updates.
- This is simply a security update for 4th generation Intel platforms on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. No further drivers are to be expected for this generation on these operating systems.
|Version number||126.96.36.19961 / 188.8.131.5267|
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10|