Driver Update: Intel (U)HD Graphics Driver

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Intel has released new video drivers for the Windows 10 platform for the embedded GPU of the processors from the Skylake, Kaby Lake (Refresh), Coffee Lake (Refresh), Ice Lake, Tiger Lake, Amber Lake, Apollo Lake, Comet Lake, Gemini Lake and Whiskey Lake generations. Those are the Intel UHD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics, Intel Iris Pro Graphics and the Intel Iris Xe Graphics. The version number is pinned to The list of changes looks like this:

Intel Iris Xe Graphics New Features:

  • Media Enhancements
    • HDR video playback enhancements
    • Dolby Vision with video encoding acceleration.
    • Decode Support for HEVC 12-bit 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and VP9 12-bit 4:2:0, 4:4:4.
    • Support for 16K picture HEVC and VP9 video decode
    • HEVC and VP9 Decoder performance enhancements to support 4K60 4:4:4
    • 4K60 HEVC encoder performance improvements
    • HEVC and VP9 4:4:4 speed mode support
  • Sampler Feedback support
  • Graphics Profile Guided Optimization for Compute Shader SIMD
  • Intel Turbo Technology Power and Performance Enhancements
  • Display Enhancements
    • 5K LACE DPST enabled by default
    • Allow Adaptive sync panels to dynamically reduce panel RR to lowest possible RR or to media multiple RR (eg 48Hz) for idle/media playback scenarios to work alongside Panel Self Refresh
    • Additional power savings on battery when combining internal display with external displays.
    • 12 bits-per-channel support on single DisplayPort
    • LACE Improvement for Dark Content Treatment

Key issues fixed:

  • Intermittent crash or hang seen in Resident Evil 3 (DX12) on 10th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics.

Known issues:

  • Intermittent crash or hang may be seen in Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint (DX11), Horizon Zero Dawn (DX12), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (DX12), Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (DX11) .
  • Minor graphics anomalies may be observed in PGA Tour 2K21, Battlefield V (DX12), Rage 2 (Vulkan), Star Wars Battlefront 2 (DX12), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (DX11).

Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 10
Website Intel
License type Freeware
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