Vulkan BETA 15.40.20.4404 Graphics Driver for Windows® 7/8.1/10 [15.40]

 

That post is out of date. Vulkan support is out of Beta and in every driver release since February, 2017

 Here is the post that covers that:

https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2017/02/10/intel-announces-that-we-are-moving-from-beta-support-to-full-official-support-for

 

DRIVER VERSION: 15.40.20.64.4404 & 15.40.20.32.4404

DATE: March 11, 2016

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

SUMMARY:

This driver fixes some hangs, graphics corruption, and functional issues that were seen across a number of games and applications.  A list of the issues addressed is included below.   This driver also adds new Beta support for the Vulkan 1.0 API for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and related processors.

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

  • 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, Intel® Core™ M processor, and related Pentium® processors with Intel® HD Graphics 510, 515, 520, 530, Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540, Intel® Iris® Graphics 550, and Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 580.
  • 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 

 

NEW FEATURES:

  • Beta support for Vulkan 1.0 API on 6th Generation Intel Core and related processors.  The support is based on a published Khronos Specification and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Process.  Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.

CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE:

  • Intel® Graphics Driver 
  • Intel® Display Audio Driver
  • Intel® Media SDK Runtime
  • Intel® OpenCL* Driver
  • Intel® Graphics Control Panel

KEY ISSUES FIXED:

 

Graphics corruption may occur while playing VP8 clips

Windows 10®

Random black rectangle artifacts in Star Wars Battlefront

Windows 10®

Green lines with Cyberlink PowerDVD VC1 Playback

Windows 10®

BSODs, Crashes, and Hangs across a number of applications

Windows 10®

 

SUPPORTED PRODUCTS:

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

 

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540/550

 

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 580

 

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® Xeon® processor E3-1500M v5 family with Intel® Iris Pro Graphics

P580

 

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Intel® Core™ M processors 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® and Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics based on

4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™

 

12

4.3

1.2

Yes

Yes

 

             

SOFTWARE   

On 6th Generation Intel Core and Intel Mobile Xeon 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* 7 64-bit, 32-bit

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

  • Microsoft Windows* 10 64-bit, 32-bit

Note:                                                                                                                         

  1. If you are uncertain which Intel processor is in your computer, Intel recommends using the Intel ProcessorIdentification 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.

 

KNOWN ISSUES

 

  • Game may exit if quality settings are set to high on Hitman Absolution on 4th/5th Gen Intel Core Processors 
  • 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 4*, Battlefield Hardline*, GRID Autosport*, Metal Gear Solid V*, EVE Online*, Angry Birds*, Total War Shogun 2*, Bioshock 2*, Just Cause*, Just Cause 3*, The Witness*, Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen*, Tron Evolution*, Warframe*, Oil Rush*, Toukiden Kiwami*, F1 2015*, Doom 3*, Doom 4*, Might and Magic Heroes VII*, Worms Revolution*, Reign of Kings*, The Witcher 3*, Catzilla*, Blackguards Cemetery*, Civilization V*, Rise of the Tomb Raider*, Mortal Kombat X*, Monster Hunter Online*, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst*, Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2*, Fallout 4*, XCOM 2*, FIFA 16*, Act of Aggression*, World of Tanks*, Ark Survival Evolved*, Netflix* with Edge* browser, 3DMark11*, Kishonti* benchmark
  • Crash or hang in Grand Theft Auto V*, Jedi Academy*, FIFA 16*, Mortal Kombat X*,  Call of Duty:  Black Ops III*, Dying Light*, Diner Dash Hometown Hero*, Dark Souls 3*, Batman Arkham Knight*, Vendetta Curse of Raven’s Cry*, Jedi Academy*, Warhammer*, Kishonti CompuBench* benchmark
  • Game may return to desktop during gameplay on Fallout 4*,  Lego Jurassic World*, The Witcher 3*, H1Z1:  Just Survive*
  • Lighting may turn off and on frequently and randomly in Final Fantasy XIII*
  • Display flickering may be observed while adjusting brightness on the main menu of the Rage* game
  • Blank screen may occur in Angry Birds* when going from window to Full screen
  • Blood is blue instead of red in Far Cry Primal*
  • Assassins Creed Syndicate* may stop responding
  • Game gets dimmed on Lego Star Wars 3:  The Clone Wars*
  • Blue screen or error message may occur in DayZ* game
  • Screen may not rotate in full screen mode and other miscellaneous issues with screen rotation
  • Flickering may be seen on GFXBench 4.0*
  • Jerky video playback when external display is plugged or unplugged
  • Unable to play back Amazon Prime video after resume from S3 or S4

 

More on Intel® Core™ processors

For more information on the Intel® Core™ processor family, Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family, and 6th Generation Intel Core processors, please visit:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/core-processor-family.htmlhttp://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-processor-e3-family.htmlhttp://www.intel.com/graphicshttp://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/6th-gen-core-family-mobile-brief.html

 

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. 

 

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

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.

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Shashikala M.'s picture

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Alessandro R.'s picture

I have a macbook pro, running windows10 dual-boot/bootcamp. It has a corei5-2415m processor. Any chance to support it in a future driver release?

best.

fernando R.'s picture

So... i tried this one on my i3-6100u (HD 520) and Dota 2 has INTENSE flickering and performance issues on the 64bit client (32bit runs fine though, better than 64bit on dx9/dx11 on a newer driver). Also, there's a bug that my screen goes black when i go to some search bars on some random sites. Now, I should be content with that because my dota still runs better than with directX BUT i also have an i5-4200u (HD 4400) and the driver works just fine on Windows 10. I mean, it shouldn't, right? Why does a 4th gen runs this driver BETTER than a 6th gen?

(i also tried the .4473 driver on my i3-6100u and the result is my whole system goes lower than 20 fps, even the desktop)

Wel... here's my feedback. I just hunger for a better vulkan support, this thing is awesome on low spec computers (precisely the ones who use intel HD graphics to run games, right?)

William D.'s picture

I had to use the Device Manager method to install this on my HP Spectre x360, Windows 10 laptop.

I also had to uninstall the current graphics driver explicitly for my Intel 520 in the Device Manager, as well as tick the 'Delete the driver software for this device.' option when uninstalling.  Otherwise, Windows would not install the new driver, because the old files would remain and the install process would bail saying that my driver was currently up to date.

Cristian L.'s picture

It works on my Laptop?

  • Intel Pentium CPU B950
  • Intel HD Graphics - (2000?)
  • 4gb RAM
  • Windows 10 64 bit

 

ouki a.'s picture

i have trying this driver 

but not working please answer ...

ouki a.'s picture

Sorry,
whether these vulkan driver can be for my laptop or not
My laptop

intel celeron 2957u
Intel HD graphics
2gb ram
Windows 10 64bit

Please help

if not please upload the latest version of my driver
please

Johannes S.'s picture

Hey. I tested it with two systems and I got different results. 

vkEnumerateDeviceLayerProperties  - function seems to be buggy with the intel driver because the return count is always zero. On Nvidias driver there is no problem with that. 

Maybe I'm wrong but have a look at it please.

Thanks!

Gleb I.'s picture

Why Intel didn't release Beta driver (15.40) 4th Generation for Windows 7? New 5th and 6th Generations got driver for early OS Windows NT 6.X. Intel Paradox: old generation work only on new Windows, last two generations - any OS

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