Error Message: Intel® Graphics Driver Is Obsolete

When you select the GPU Compute/Media Hotspots analysis, Intel® VTune™ Amplifier displays the error message: "Your version of the Intel Graphics driver is obsolete and needs to be updated before collection".


To monitor the Render and GPGPU engine usage, the VTune Amplifier requires a compatible Intel Graphics driver. This message may show up if your driver version is obsolete or if you are using a driver version with a changed location for the igdmd32.dll or igdmd64.dll libraries.


To collect Processor Graphics hardware events on Windows* OS, download the latest compatible drivers from or contact Intel Premier Support for getting an updated Intel Graphics Driver version.

If your driver version is supported but the message still shows up, consider setting the PATH variable to use the correct location for the igdmd32.dll or igdmd64.dll libraries:

  1. Look for igdmd32.dll or igdmd64.dll in %SystemRoot%, which are typically located at C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_5b7983371eebfcc4.

  2. Set the path as follows:


    where <PATH_TO_DLL> is the location you identified in step 1.

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