0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2018 6:05 PM by Bryce@Intel

    -NEW- Intel® Graphics - Windows® 10 DCH Drivers [6th, 7th, 8th, 9th generation, Apollo Lake, Gemini Lake, Amber Lake, and Whiskey Lake]


      WARNING: Failure to read the below may result in system instability

      These new drivers labeled as Windows DCH graphics drivers aren't backward compatible with our previous graphics drivers we are now labeling Legacy. This means if later you want to revert to a Legacy driver you will need to uninstall the driver via Windows Apps and Features and reboot the system before installing a Legacy driver. Failure to do so may result in minor to major system instability.

      DO NOT use the INF / Have-Disk method to install or uninstall this driver as it bypasses the Intel installer designed to install these new drivers, thereby possibly resulting in minor to major system instability. For this reason, we're not providing the ZIP file for the next several driver releases while users transition to this new Microsoft driver platform.

      For more information about DCH drivers


      Forget the hassle of figuring out which driver you need and when it's available, install the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant to automatically do that for you.


      Highlights for this release:

      • Automatic Game Tuning Feature Updates
      • Intel’s First Windows* DCH Driver
      • Launch Driver Games

      Introducing Intel’s Windows DCH Driver. Intel and Microsoft have worked together to make this transition as seamless as possible. There shouldn't be any impact to your everyday experience. We recommend getting the graphics driver updates directly from your computer manufacturer. Updates for your Intel® Graphics driver can also be downloaded automatically and installed through Windows Update. Alternatively, you could use the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool to automatically scan your computer for the latest Graphics driver from Intel. For more information on Intel® Graphics Controllers supported.

      This Windows DCH driver requires an internet connection for Windows to automatically download the Intel Graphics Control Panel from the Microsoft* Store.


      Earlier this year, Intel introduced a feature in the Graphics Control Panel to automatically tune game settings for Intel® Graphics on 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors or higher (including 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics). Today, we're adding new capabilities and supporting more games!

      What’s new?


      Gear up for digital collectible card game battle across three boards in Artifact*. Experience the free-to-play online collectible card with spells and swords where heroes collide for the Eternal Throne in Eternal Card Game* or become the next Farming Simulator 2019* champion on Intel® UHD Graphics 620 or better.

      Get ready for a high octane, steadfast combat racing with intense speed and armed to battle with heavy weapons against friends in Grip Combat Racing* with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics or better.


      Recently, Intel® Graphics Compiler switched from SPIR* to SPIR-V* as an intermediate representation for OpenCL™ workloads. This shows our commitment to support Khronos* open standards.

      To know more about the benefits of using SPIR-V in OpenCL


      Be sure to check out gameplay.intel.com, where you’ll find recommended game settings for many more of your favorite PC games.



      • Self-installing format (.exe) is the easiest installation method and our recommendation.
      • Manual installation format (.zip) is intended for developers and IT professionals. (not provided for this release)

      The graphics driver (DCH) has been posted to Intel Download Center at the following direct link to the driver:

      Download the Intel® Graphics - Windows® 10 DCH Drivers


      Please read the ReleaseNotes for full details of this release.

      Microsoft Windows® 10 64-bit Only

      9th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family

      8th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family

      7th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family

      6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family

      Whiskey Lake

      Amber Lake

      Apollo Lake

      Gemini Lake


      Supported OS versions:

      Microsoft Windows* 10-64 - Fall Creators Update (1709)

      Microsoft Windows* 10-64 - April 2018 Update (1803)

      Microsoft Windows* 10-64 - October 2018 Update (1809)



      These software drivers are generic versions and can be used for general purposes. However, computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide which contain fixes specific to the OEM hardware the driver is intended for. To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities on your OEM system, Intel recommends that you check with your OEM and use the software provided by your system manufacturer. Intel and the computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or all issues that could arise from the usage of this generic version of software drivers.


      Reporting Issues/feedback:

      We continuously strive to improve the quality of our products to better serve our users and appreciate feedback on any issues you discover and suggestions for future driver releases.

      If you have an issue to submit, please follow the guidance/process in this sticky Default level information for reporting Graphics issues.

      See a
      list of computer manufacturer support websites.


      Other Windows 10® Resources:

      Support information about Intel products and Windows® 10

      Windows 10® FAQ & Tips - Microsoft