Intel Processor Graphics Developer's Guide for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics
This guide was created to assist developers in maximizing application performance on new Intel® graphics technologies, primarily focused on the new Intel® microarchitecture codenamed Haswell. With the introduction of the Intel microarchitecture codenamed Sandy Bridge, the graphics processor has moved onto the same die as the CPU, and is now referred to as “processor graphics”. In addition, processor graphics has enjoyed numerous architectural improvements that yield significant performance improvements over previous generations of Intel® integrated graphics parts. With the release of 4th generation Intel Core processors, developers have a new set of powerful graphics capabilities. In this guide, you’ll get introduced to the graphics hardware architecture, and find best practices for using DirectX on Intel processor graphics.
Download the Latest Guide (published June 3rd, 2013)
To read the Graphics Developer's Guide for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics, download Intel Processor Graphics Developer's Guide for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics [PDF 1.25MB]
Download the Latest Intel® HD Drivers
Go to the Support page to download the latest HD Graphics drivers, get FAQ answers and more: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/graphics/hdgraphics
Web site and Engineering support
Software developers can go to the forum at http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/ and post questions/comments about the complete line of Intel's graphics chipset solutions. If you are a game developer, many useful documents including everything from multithreading to audio, are available at http://www.intel.com/software/graphics. Intel HD Graphics driver support page is here: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/graphics/hdgraphics.
Previous Developer's Guides
For Developer’s Guides to generations of Intel graphics hardware prior to Ivy Bridge, go to:
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics Developer’s Guide
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Graphics Developer's Guide
Intel HD Graphics Developer's Guide
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Series 4 Developer's Guide
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Series 3 Developer's Guide
To view the Media Developer's Guide, go to http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-media-developers-guides/.