Intel has released a new integrated graphics (GPU) driver bumping the version up to 126.96.36.19944. The driver is compatible with Apollo Lake, 6th, 7th, and 8th generation processors and comes with game optimizations.
The driver introduces a new feature with the ability to automatically configure game settings for Intel Graphics on 6th Gen Core Processors or higher (including systems with 8th Gen Core Processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics). To find the new setting, look for the ‘Gaming icon’ in the Graphics Control Panel. The feature is still in beta, so game availability and functionality is limited. Intel is also looking for feedback on the new feature, which you can provide here.
The driver and new automatic configuration adds support for the following games:
In addition, Intel notes the following changes and enhancements with this driver:
- Enhanced performance of graphics workloads for 6th Gen Core processors or higher with intelligent power management under maximum load.
- Improved performance in video encoding for all codecs.
- Power saving optimizations during video playback and UHD gaming is now available on all 7th Gen Core processors and higher.
You can check out the full release notes and download the driver using the links below.