Intel has released its first GPU driver for Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system. The driver is the first non-BETA release from any GPU vendor and features a range of strengths, bug fixes, and new game support.
Intel Releases Windows 11 Compatible, Non-Beta GPU Drivers, F1 2021 Feature Support, WDDM 3.0 Compliance
The driver, which weighs around 500MB, is the first non-beta version of Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system. Intel GPU Driver 22.214.171.12484 contains a range of features listed below, but most importantly, Intel is the first to offer non-BETA GPU drivers for Windows 11, ahead of any other vendor (AMD and NVIDIA).
In addition to the listed support, Intel GPU drivers for Windows 11 are also WDDM 3.0 compatible. The new framework enables a list of new features such as virtualized video memory, better GPU scheduling, cross-progress sharing between Direct3D surfaces, better fault tolerance and also includes graphics compatibility with Linux programs running Windows 11 This driver will pave the way for future Intel hardware releases that include their upcoming Xe-HPG powered lineup to be launched later this year.
Download Intel GPU Driver 126.96.36.19984 here (Windows 11/64 bit)
STRENGTHS OF THE GAME
Optimizations to reduce load times and stuttering in Moonlight Blade * (DX12) and Call of Duty: Warzone * (DX12). Windows 11 Microsoft Auto HDR support on 10th Generation Intel Core processors with Iris Plus Graphics or better
- This driver is WDDM 3.0 compatible.
- DirectX * 12 Shader Model 6.6 compiler support
- Support for DirectML enhancements and optimizations
- Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) * 6 Driver Update
- Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics: Minor graphics anomalies observed in Fortnite, Balan: Wonderworld.
- Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics: Intermittent crash or hang seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (DX12), Marvel’s Avengers (DX12).
- Blank display observed with a resolution of 5120 × 2160 at a setting of 50 Hz.
- Intermittent crash or blockage seen in Shadowman Remastered (Vulkan), Dark Souls III, Gangstar New Orleans, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Vulkan), World of Tanks (DX12).
- Minor graphics anomalies were observed in Dirt 5 (DX12), Watch Dogs: Legion (DX12), Control (DX12), Far Cry: New Dawn (when starting from a saved file), 3DMark: FireStrike.
- The HDMI 2.0 monitor cannot turn on after resuming from sleep or standby mode.
- Abnormal display when the 4K monitor is connected and switched to duplicate displays.
- Visual anomalies were seen on an internal panel when playing .wmv movies in Movies & TV app with high CPU usage on 11th Generation Intel Core H-Series mobile processors.
- 6th Generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Skylake) (19H1)
- 7th Generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Kaby Lake) (19H1)
- 8th Generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Kaby Lake-R, Coffee Lake) (19H1)
- 9th Generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Coffee Lake-R) (19H1)
- Apollo Lake (19H1)
- Amber Lake (19H1)
- Gemini Lake (19H1)
- Whiskey Lake (19H1)
- Lake of the Comet (19H1)
- 10th Generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Ice Lake) (19H1)
- Main processor with Intel® hybrid technology (code name Lakefield) (19H2 +)
- Pentium processor family (codenamed Jasper Lake) (19H2 +)
- Celeron processor family (codenamed Jasper Lake) (19H2 +)
- 11th Generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Tiger Lake) (19H2 +)
- Iris Xe dedicated graphics family (code name DG1) (20H1 +)
- 11th Generation Core processor family (codenamed Rocket Lake) (20H2 +)
- 11th Generation Core processor family (codenamed Tiger Lake -H) (20H2 +)
- Atom, Pentium, and Celeron processor family (codenamed Elkhart Lake) (RS5)