This driver provides full support for Windows Display Driver Model version 1.2 (WDDM v1.2) features including flicker free rotation, native stereoscopic 3D and Microsoft DirectX 11 video.
This driver enables users to enjoy video playback, games and other applications on Intel platforms with Windows 8 in both traditional desktop and Metro user-interfaces. Intel will provide regular driver updates for Windows 8.
- Full WDDM 1.2 including support for:
Optimized, flicker-free screen rotation
Native stereo 3D
DirectX 11 based Video Playback that enables simultaneous 3D and video content
Improved performance Optimizations for system and user-interface responsiveness
Reliability and fault-tolerance features
- DirectX 11
- 3 independent digital display support with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors
- DisplayPort 1.1 support up to 2560x1600@60Hz
- HDMI support with 3D, Deep Color, x.v.Color
- Intel Built-in Visuals with:
Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Clear Video HD Technology (Intel CVT-HD)
Intel Insider (Desktop user interface only)
Applications to be updated
It is recommended to upgrade the below list of applications to avoid any unexpected issues.
- Upgrade3DMark Vantage to Scan System Info v4.9 patch
- Upgrade Unigine Heaven to 2.5 or later
- Upgrade 3dMark11 to 1.0.3 or later
- Upgrade Homefront to 1.0.5 or later
- Upgrade Company of Heroes with the latest patch
- Update Batman Arkham City with the latest patch
- Upgrade Battlefield 3 to the latest patch
Below are issues seen with this graphics driver when installed on Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250.
- Windows Media Player application: Corruption maybe seen in video playback after changing the display resolution and audio continues to progress when playback is slowed or stopped.
- Jittering may be seen while playing a Blu-ray movie with certain media applications.
- Far Cry 2 game unexpectedly exits to the Windows desktop
- Mafia 2 game crashes after launch in DirectX 9 mode on Intel HD Graphics 4000/2500
- Bulletstorm game exhibits minor corruption
- Lost Planet 2 game crashes while loading
- Rage game hangs in first scene
- Driver stops working if an add-in video card is installed.
- System may crash or hang after connecting a DisplayPort monitor.
- Corruption seen momentarily while Windows loads after resuming system from Hibernation
- Windows overlap when trying to change from Clone to Extended Desktop in three display configuration on Intel HD Graphics 4000/2500.
- 3DMark11 application: Hangs after continuous operation.
- FurMark application displays error message.
- System crashes when using an Intel Wireless Display connected via analog.
- Blank screen is seen after disabling the Intel HD Graphics driver in Windows Device Manager
- System may crash after switching display modes (Single Display, Clone, or Extended Desktop) with an HDMI monitor.
- Resolutions listed in Windows and in the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel do not match.
It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.
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