Intel Graphics drivers get an update for Windows 10 computers

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Intel recently released its graphics DCH drivers 26.20.100.6709 for Windows 10 version 1903 support.

Now that Microsoft is making headway with its eventual rollout of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update scheduled for a couple of weeks from now, Intel is announcing that it will be in lockstep with the Windows team in releasing its update to its DCH graphics driver.

Not only is the driver updating with a new version number but comes with a set of new features display enthusiast should be on the lookout for, as noted by Neowin.

The driver also comes with the new Intel Graphics Command Center, the completely redesigned management app that Intel introduced a few weeks ago. This is still in early access, but it has seemingly replaced the old Graphics Control Panel nonetheless. The new app follows some of the design guidelines of Windows 10, and it aims to generally simplify the experience for those trying to change visual settings on their computer.

Aside from that, there’s not a ton that’s new in this update, though it should bring some power savings improvements to integrated displays. In addition to the WDDM compliance and improved DirectX 12 support, developers can look forward to PSO cache for Compute Shaders support and improved performance for Direct3D 12 MetaCommands in DirectML.

Version 26.20.100.6709 also rolls out some bug fixes for instances of intermittent crashes or hangs during playthroughs of Devil May Cry 5 DirectX 11 versions, graphics anomalies occurring in Re-Legion, Aram 3 and Dreamfall the Longest Journey as well as error messages during DirectX 12 playthroughs of Rise of the Tomb Raider.

There are some known issues with the updated driver and Intel list the following:

  • Minor graphics anomalies may be observed in Apex Legends* (low-quality settings with TSAA disabled on 6th generation Processors only), Devil May Cry 5 (DX12), Generation Zero, and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (DX12).
  • Intermittent crashes or hangs may be seen in Anno 1800 (DX12) and World War Z (Vulkan).
  • Corruptions may be seen in videos recorded by Cyberlink screen recorder.

Since the driver is updating pre-Windows 10 May 2019 Update, users are free to grab the download directly from Intel with support for devices supporting Windows 10 version 1709 or newer. Other qualified upgrades include devices with Celeron and Pentium processes that also support Intel HD Graphics 500 or newer.

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