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.
Highlights for this release:
- Automatic Game Tuning Feature Updates
- Intel’s First Windows* DCH Driver
- Launch Driver Games
- Farming Simulator 2019*
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!
- Rescan button to detect newly installed games without having to restart the system
- 12 newly supported games with more to come:
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.
Be sure to check out gameplay.intel.com, where you’ll find recommended game settings for many more of your favorite PC games.