The latest Intel Graphics Drivers are now available for download and installation. The latest version of the Intel DCH Drivers version 188.8.131.5283 introduces support for the latest and upcoming Intel 11th-Gen Core Series processors and also the company’s new GPUs which will be based on the Xe Graphics Architecture.
Intel has released a new update to the Graphics Drivers that will be applicable to all PCs running Windows 10 OS. This release has one of the longest changelogs as it brings quite a few features that will work well with the company’s upcoming CPUs and GPUs.
Intel Releases Latest Update For Its Graphics Drivers With Several New Features:
The Intel DCH driver version 184.108.40.20683 was initially released on September 29. But the version is now widely available to users who check for updates using Intel’s Support Assistant tool. With this update, Intel is introducing support for the 11th Generation processors and the new Iris Xe graphics architecture.
INTEL Graphics Driver 220.127.116.1183 – Support for 11th Gen Intel Core CPUs with Xe graphics, Rogue Company, Star Wars: Squadrons https://t.co/V6nzKkJwFq
— SMiThaYe (@SM1ThaYe) September 30, 2020
While the support for the upcoming CPUs and Xe-based GPUs is important, the Intel DCH Drivers also has support for several new features that will work well when users have these new CPUs and GPUs working in their Windows 10 machines. Some notable mentions include support for additional decoding and encoding for videos in HEVC and VP9 formats.
Intel is also making improvements to its Turbo Technology Power for supported hardware. Additionally, the company is enabling new enhancements for HEVC, HDR video playback, Dolby Vision, and VP9. The update also brings sampler feedback and Graphics Profile Guided Optimization to supported hardware.
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Latest Intel Graphics Drivers Contains Just One Bug Fix But Issues Still Remain:
The latest Intel Graphics driver adds support for two new titles: Rogue Company and Star Wars Squadrons. However, it contains only one bug fix and it applies to the Resident Evil 3 remake. The driver reportedly mitigates performance issues when playing the game on a device with DirectX12 and Intel Ice Lake CPU with Gen10 Iris Plus graphics.
the intel graphics driver must be one of the most updated pieces of software in the world!!! pic.twitter.com/CckHEIyGOz
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Intel has confirmed that it is aware of two bugs that might occur after users install the latest update. The new driver might crash some games, such as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Horizon Zero Dawn, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Breakpoint, among other titles.
Apart from the support for several new features that will become useful after users upgrade their hardware with the Intel 11th-Gen CPUs that come with Xe Graphics GPUs, the latest update promises to address general bugs, improve overall system performance, and also prepare computers for future Windows 10 Updates.
How To Download And Install The Latest Intel Graphics Drivers On Windows 10 PCs?
Intel has confirmed that the latest Intel DCH Graphics Drivers are valid for any Windows 10 OS version including and after 1709. The prevalent Windows 10 version, which is May 2020, 20H1, or v2004 is also supported. However, the latest October 2020 Feature update isn’t supported.Speaking of Intel hardware, all Intel CPUs starting from 6th to 11th generations are supported. In terms of graphics, the update supports Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, HD Graphics, and Iris Pro Graphics.
Users who have PCs running on Intel hardware are strongly recommended to download and install Intel’s driver & support tool for the easiest, safest, and quickest possible way to install the latest Intel DCH Graphics Drivers. Apart from the update, Intel has offered the Intel Graphics Command Center update in Microsoft Store.