-NEW- Intel® BETA Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8.1/10 [15.40]

By Michael J Coppock, Published: 12/09/2015, Last Updated: 12/09/2015

Note: Operating system support varies by platform. Please see the associated ReadMe for more details.

Driver Version: 15.40.12.64.4326 & 15.40.12.32.4326
DATE: November 20, 2015

This driver is in self installing format (exe) intended for end users.

This driver is in zip format intended for developers and IT professionals.

Link to Download Center page

SUMMARY:

This driver supports Star Wars Battlefront*, Defense of the Ancients* (Dota) 2, Brink*, Call of Duty*, Wolfenstein* game play fixes and other bug fixes for all supported products. For the best gaming experience on 5th Gen Core and newer processors see gameplay.intel.com.

This document provides information about Intel’s Graphics Driver for:

  • 6th Generation Intel® Core processors, Intel Core™ M, and related Pentium® processors with Intel® HD Graphics 510, 515, 520, 530, Intel® Iris Graphics 540 and Intel® Iris Graphics 550
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1500M v5 family with Intel® HD Graphics P530
  • 5th Generation Intel® Core processors with Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5600, 6000, Intel Iris™ Graphics 6100, Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and select Pentium®/ Celeron® processors with Intel® HD Graphics
  • Intel® Core™ M with Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel HD Graphics 4200, 4400, 4600, 5000, Intel Iris™ Graphics 5100 and Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and select Pentium®/ Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
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NEW FEATURES:

  • Performance improvements with SolidWorks* benchmark
  • Overscan settings for displays connected through Mircast* are now persisted

 

KEY ISSUES FIXED:

  • DCamera preview incorrectly shows 2 displays when setting 4:3 aspect ratio Windows® 10 64-bit
  • No sound from external monitor after plugging in HDMI cable Windows 10 64-bit
  • POST logo may not be seen in DP 1.2 panel while resuming from S4 Windows* 8.1 & 10 64-bit
  • Windows camera preview screen flickers after switch to camera or video Windows 10 64-bit
  • System may hang on resume from S3 Windows 10 64-bit
  • Resolution changes to 1024x768 after system reboot Windows* 7, 8.1, & 10 64-bit
  • Graphics corruption while playing video via Movies&TV and changing display mode - Windows 10 64-bit
  • Graphics corruption when running 3DMark DX12 API Overhead Feature Test Windows 10 64-bit
  • System may hang when playing Youku* video in Internet Explorer Windows 10 64-bit

 

KNOWN ISSUES:

  • Forced Application Scaling feature is not enabled in Windows 10
  • Green line may be observed when Denoise is enabled on 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Game may exit if quality settings are set to high on Hitman Absolution* on 4th/5th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Luxmark* 3.x may not run to completion
  • Two active taskbars may appear when DisplayPort monitor attached to the system is unplugged while in extended desktop display configuration
  • Graphics corruption may be observed in Battlefield Hardline*, Kishonti*, Crysis Warhead* and GRID Autosport* games
  • Graphics corruption may be observed on Risen 3: Titan Lords* on 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • Lost Planet 2* may show black background on game menu on 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
  • System may hang in Grand Theft Auto V*, Star Trek Online* and Runescape* games
  • Display flickering may be observed while adjusting brightness on the main menu of the Rage* game
  • Cyberlink Power Director 13* application may crash after loading projects when Shared Virtual Memory is enabled on 5th/6th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Black screen may occur in DOTA 2, Diablo 3 games and with some 4K DisplayPort displays.
  • System may hang while playing game with active Miracast session
  • Cyberlink Power Director 13 application may crash after loading projects when Shared Virtual Memory is enabled
  • NetFlix* may show corruption playing in Edge browser, or fail to play in Miracast session

 

CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE:

  • Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver
  • Intel® Display Audio Driver
  • Intel® Media SDK Runtime
  • Intel® OpenCL* Driver
  • Intel® Graphics Control Panel

 

SUPPORTED PRODUCTS:

SOFTWARE

On 6th Generation Intel Core Processors and related Pentium/Celeron:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, 32-bit

On 5th Generation Intel Core Processors and related Pentium/Celeron:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit, 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit, 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, 32-bit

On 4th Generation Intel Core Processors and related Pentium/Celeron:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit, 32-bit

 

HARDWARE

All platforms with the following configurations are supported:

Intel® Graphics1

DirectX*2

OpenGL*

OpenCL*

Intel®

Quick

Sync

Video

Intel®

Wireless

Display

6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® HD Graphics 520/530/550

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1500M v5 family with Intel® HD Graphics P530 12 4.4 2.0 Yes Yes

Intel® Core™ M with Intel® HD Graphics 515

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Pentium  Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 510

12

4.4

1.2

Yes

Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with HD Graphics 5500 

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with HD Graphics 6000

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Iris™ Graphics 6100    12 4.4 2.0 Yes Yes
5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 12 4.4 2.0 Yes Yes
Intel® Core™ M with Intel® HD Graphics 5300 12 4.4 2.0 Yes Yes
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 12 4.3 1.2 Yes Yes
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100 12 4.3 1.2 Yes Yes

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics

5000/4600/4400/4200

12 4.3 1.2 Yes Yes
Intel® Pentium® Processor 3805U 12 4.3 1.2 Yes Yes
Intel® Celeron® Processor 3755U/3205U 12 4.3 1.2 Yes Yes

Intel® Pentium® Processor 3558U/3560M/3561Y/G3220/G3220T/

G3240/G3240T/G3250/G3250T/G3258/

G3320TE/G3420/G3420T/G3430/ G3440/G3440T/G3450/ G3450T/  

G3460 with Intel® HD Graphics

12 4.3 1.2 Yes No

Intel® Pentium® Processor 3550M/3556U/

3560Y with Intel® HD Graphics

12 4.3 1.2 No No

Intel® Celeron® Processor 2957U/2961Y/

2970M/2981U/G1820/G1820T/G1820TE/

G1830/ G1840/G1840T/G1850  with Intel® HD Graphics

12 4.3 1.2 Yes No

Intel® Celeron® Processor 2000E/2002E/

2950M/2955U/2980U with Intel® HD Graphics

12 4.3 1.2 No No

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.

Note:

  1. If you are uncertain which Intel processor is in your computer, Intel recommends using the Intel Processor Identification Utility or Intel Driver Update Utility to identify your Intel processor.
  2. In the Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Control Panel (under Options > Options menu > Information Center), the ’Installed DirectX* version’ refers to the operating system’s DirectX version. The Information Center’s ‘Supported DirectX* Version’ refers to the Intel Graphics Driver’s supported DirectX version. The DirectX 12 API is supported but some optional features may not be available. Applications using the DirectX 12 API should query for feature support before using specific hardware features. Please note that DirectX12 is only supported on Windows 10 and DirectX11.3 support is also available on supported Microsoft operating systems.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Product and Performance Information

1

Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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