Intel Release Windows 11 Ready GPU Drivers, Non-Beta Release & WDDM 3.0 Compliant
Intel has released its first GPU driver for Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. The driver is the first non-BETA release by Intel and features a range of highlights, bug fixes & support for new games.
Intel Releases Windows 11 Ready & Non-BETA GPU Drivers, Feature F1 2021 Support & WDDM 3.0 Compliancy
The driver which weighs in at around 500 MB is the first non-BETA release for Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system. The Intel GPU driver 18.104.22.16884 packs in a range of features that are listed below but most importantly, this is Intel's first non-BETA GPU driver for Windows 11 whereas NVIDIA released its first WHQL driver for Windows 11 last month.
In addition to the listed support, the Intel GPU drivers for Windows 11 are also WDDM 3.0 ready. The new framework enables a list of new features such as virtualized video memory, better GPU scheduling, cross-progress sharing between Direct3D surfaces, improved fault tolerance and also includes graphical compatibility with Linux programs running on Windows 11. This driver will pave the way for future Intel hardware releases which include their upcoming Xe-HPG powered lineup that launches later this year.
- Windows 11 Support
- Support for F1 2021
Optimizations to reduce load times and stuttering in Moonlight Blade*(DX12) and Call of Duty: Warzone* (DX12). Support for Windows 11 Microsoft Auto HDR feature on 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Plus Graphics or higher
- This driver is WDDM 3.0 compliant.
- 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 graphic anomalies seen 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 5120×2160 resolution at 50Hz setting.
- Intermittent crash or hang seen in Shadowman Remastered(Vulkan), Dark Souls III, Gangstar New Orleans, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Vulkan), World of Tanks (DX12).
- Minor graphic anomalies were seen in Dirt 5 (DX12), Watch Dogs: Legion (DX12), Control (DX12), Far Cry: New Dawn (when starting from a saved file), 3DMark: FireStrike.
- HDMI 2.0 monitor cannot light up after resume from sleep or standby.
- Display abnormal when 4K monitor connected and switched to duplicate displays.
- Visual anomalies were seen on an internal panel during .wmv movie playback in Movies & TV app under high CPU usage on 11th Generation Intel Core H-Series mobile Processors.
- 6th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Skylake) (19H1)
- 7th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Kaby Lake) (19H1)
- 8th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Kaby Lake-R, Coffee Lake) (19H1)
- 9th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Coffee Lake-R) (19H1)
- Apollo Lake (19H1)
- Amber Lake (19H1)
- Gemini Lake (19H1)
- Whiskey Lake (19H1)
- Comet Lake (19H1)
- 10th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Ice Lake) (19H1)
- Core Processor with Intel® Hybrid Technology (Codename Lakefield) (19H2+)
- Pentium Processor family (Codename Jasper Lake) (19H2+)
- Celeron Processor family (Codename Jasper Lake) (19H2+)
- 11th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Tiger Lake) (19H2+)
- Iris Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1) (20H1+)
- 11th Gen Core processor family (Codename Rocket Lake) (20H2+)
- 11th Gen Core processor family (Codename Tiger Lake -H) (20H2+)
- Atom, Pentium and Celeron processor family (Codename Elkhart Lake) (RS5)
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