Intel Graphics Driver 25.20.100.6709 Released, Vulkan 1.1.101 and WDDM 2.6 (Windows 10 v1903) Added




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Intel has published a new graphics driver for its GPUs (Intel 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Gen processors) on Windows 10. This new driver (version 25.20.100.6709) comes with the following new features:

Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) launch driver

This launch driver is WDDM 2.6 compliant and ready for the Windows 10 May 2019 update. It introduces support for the new DirectX 12 Shader Model 6.4 compiler on 7th Generation Intel® Core processors or higher (Intel® HD Graphics 610 or higher).

This driver is provided with the early access release of the brand-new Intel® Graphics Command Center.

The Intel® Graphics Command Center (iGCC) is a software interface that provides consumers a modern design to optimize their visual experience – built on community feedback, and designed for simplicity and ease of use:

· IGCC scans for installed games to provide 1-click optimization of in-game settings based on the user’s hardware, and the ability to create custom game profiles to directly tune individual game settings.

· Additionally, IGCC helps consumers understand graphics settings with simple explanations and before-and-after images to recognize how each setting will tax their hardware.

 
WDDM is Windows Display Driver Model and is the graphic driver architecture for video card drivers running Microsoft Windows versions beginning with Windows Vista. WDDM 2.6 is the update for Windows 10 1903 and the main feature is the support Shader Model 6.4 (source).

 
Issues fixed:

– Intermittent crashes or hangs may occur in Devil May Cry 5* (DX11).
– Minor graphics anomalies may be observed in Re-Legion*, Arma 3* (6th generation processors only) and
Dreamfall the Longest Journey.
– Rise of the Tomb Raider might display an error message when running DX12.

 

Downloads

 
Quick test of this driver on an Intel Core i7-8700K (with an UHD 630 GPU):


Intel UHD Graphics driver - software information

GL-Z: OpenGL and Vulkan information utility
GL-Z

 

OpenGL support

Intel v6709 is an OpenGL 4.5 driver and exposes 251 OpenGL extensions. It’s the same OpenGL support than previous v6519.

- GL_VENDOR: Intel
- GL_RENDERER: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630
- GL_VERSION: 4.5.0 - Build 26.20.100.6709
- GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION: 4.50 - Build 26.20.100.6709
- OpenGL Extensions: 251 extensions (GL=230 and WGL=21)

 

Vulkan support

Intel v6709 exposes Vulkan 1.1.101. Here is the report from GPU Caps Viewer 1.42.0:

- Physical devices: 1
  - [Vulkan device 0]: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 ------------------
    - API version: 1.1.101
    - vendorID: 32902
    - deviceID: 16018
    - driver version: 1645109
  - memory heap count: 2
    - heap1: 3654MB
    - heap2: 3654MB
  - memory type count: 3
    - mem type 0 - heap index : 0 - property flag : 1
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_DEVICE_LOCAL_BIT
    - mem type 1 - heap index : 1 - property flag : 7
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_DEVICE_LOCAL_BIT
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_HOST_VISIBLE_BIT
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_HOST_COHERENT_BIT
    - mem type 2 - heap index : 1 - property flag : 15
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_DEVICE_LOCAL_BIT
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_HOST_VISIBLE_BIT
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_HOST_COHERENT_BIT
      > mem property: VK_MEMORY_PROPERTY_HOST_CACHED_BIT
  - extensions: 44
    - VK_KHR_swapchain (version: 68)
    - VK_KHR_external_memory (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_external_memory_win32 (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_external_memory_host (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_external_semaphore (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_external_semaphore_win32 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_external_fence (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_external_fence_win32 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_get_memory_requirements2 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_bind_memory2 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_dedicated_allocation (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_sampler_mirror_clamp_to_edge (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_maintenance1 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_maintenance2 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_maintenance3 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_shader_draw_parameters (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_push_descriptor (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_descriptor_update_template (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_multiview (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_16bit_storage (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_8bit_storage (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_shader_subgroup_ballot (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_shader_subgroup_vote (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_storage_buffer_storage_class (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_variable_pointers (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_relaxed_block_layout (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_sampler_filter_minmax (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_device_group (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_sampler_ycbcr_conversion (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_post_depth_coverage (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_shader_viewport_index_layer (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_shader_stencil_export (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_conservative_rasterization (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_sample_locations (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_draw_indirect_count (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_image_format_list (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor (version: 3)
    - VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing (version: 2)
    - VK_EXT_inline_uniform_block (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_create_renderpass2 (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_swapchain_mutable_format (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_driver_properties (version: 1)
    - VK_KHR_vulkan_memory_model (version: 3)
    - VK_EXT_conditional_rendering (version: 1)
  - device layers: 0
  - device features:
    - robustBufferAccess: true
    - fullDrawIndexUint32: true
    - imageCubeArray: true
    - independentBlend: true
    - geometryShader: true
    - tessellationShader: true
    - sampleRateShading: true
    - dualSrcBlend: true
    - logicOp: true
    - multiDrawIndirect: true
    - drawIndirectFirstInstance: true
    - depthClamp: true
    - depthBiasClamp: true
    - fillModeNonSolid: true
    - depthBounds: false
    - wideLines: true
    - largePoints: true
    - alphaToOne: true
    - multiViewport: true
    - samplerAnisotropy: true
    - textureCompressionETC2: true
    - textureCompressionASTC_LDR: true
    - textureCompressionBC: true
    - occlusionQueryPrecise: true
    - pipelineStatisticsQuery: true
    - vertexPipelineStoresAndAtomics: true
    - fragmentStoresAndAtomics: true
    - shaderTessellationAndGeometryPointSize: true
    - shaderImageGatherExtended: true
    - shaderStorageImageExtendedFormats: true
    - shaderStorageImageMultisample: true
    - shaderStorageImageReadWithoutFormat: false
    - shaderStorageImageWriteWithoutFormat: true
    - shaderUniformBufferArrayDynamicIndexing: true
    - shaderSampledImageArrayDynamicIndexing: true
    - shaderStorageBufferArrayDynamicIndexing: true
    - shaderStorageImageArrayDynamicIndexing: true
    - shaderClipDistance: true
    - shaderCullDistance: true
    - shaderFloat64: true
    - shaderInt64: true
    - shaderInt16: true
    - shaderResourceResidency: true
    - shaderResourceMinLod: false
    - sparseBinding: true
    - sparseResidencyBuffer: true
    - sparseResidencyImage2D: true
    - sparseResidencyImage3D: true
    - sparseResidency2Samples: true
    - sparseResidency4Samples: true
    - sparseResidency8Samples: true
    - sparseResidency16Samples: true
    - sparseResidencyAliased: true
    - variableMultisampleRate: true
    - inheritedQueries: true
  - device limits
    - maxImageDimension1D: 16384
    - maxImageDimension2D: 16384
    - maxImageDimension3D: 2048
    - maxImageDimensionCube: 16384
    - maxImageArrayLayers: 2048
    - maxTexelBufferElements: 134217728
    - maxUniformBufferRange: 65536
    - maxStorageBufferRange: 134217728
    - maxPushConstantsSize: 256
    - maxMemoryAllocationCount: 1871241
    - maxSamplerAllocationCount: 4000
    - bufferImageGranularity: 1
    - sparseAddressSpaceSize: 17592186044416
    - maxBoundDescriptorSets: 8
    - maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers: 64
    - maxPerStageDescriptorUniformBuffers: 200
    - maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages: 200
    - maxPerStageDescriptorStorageImages: 16
    - maxPerStageDescriptorInputAttachments: 8
    - maxPerStageResources: 200
    - maxDescriptorSetSamplers: 512
    - maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffers: 1600
    - maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffersDynamic: 16
    - maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffers: 1600
    - maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffersDynamic: 16
    - maxDescriptorSetSampledImages: 1600
    - maxDescriptorSetStorageImages: 128
    - maxDescriptorSetInputAttachments: 8
    - maxVertexInputAttributes: 32
    - maxVertexInputBindings: 32
    - maxVertexInputAttributeOffset: 2047
    - maxVertexInputBindingStride: 4095
    - maxVertexOutputComponents: 128
    - maxTessellationGenerationLevel: 64
    - maxTessellationPatchSize: 32
    - maxTessellationControlPerVertexInputComponents: 128
    - maxTessellationControlPerVertexOutputComponents: 128
    - maxTessellationControlPerPatchOutputComponents: 120
    - maxTessellationControlTotalOutputComponents: 4096
    - maxTessellationEvaluationInputComponents: 128
    - maxTessellationEvaluationOutputComponents: 128
    - maxGeometryShaderInvocations: 32
    - maxGeometryInputComponents: 128
    - maxGeometryOutputComponents: 128
    - maxGeometryOutputVertices: 256
    - maxGeometryTotalOutputComponents: 1024
    - maxFragmentInputComponents: 128
    - maxFragmentOutputAttachments: 8
    - maxFragmentDualSrcAttachments: 1
    - maxFragmentCombinedOutputResources: 16
    - maxComputeSharedMemorySize: 32768
    - maxComputeWorkGroupCount: [65536; 65536; 65536]
    - maxComputeWorkGroupInvocations: 1024
    - maxComputeWorkGroupSize: [1024; 1024; 64]
    - subPixelPrecisionBits: 8
    - subTexelPrecisionBits: 8
    - mipmapPrecisionBits: 8
    - maxDrawIndexedIndexValue: 4294967295
    - maxDrawIndirectCount: 4294967295
    - maxSamplerLodBias: 16.000000
    - maxSamplerAnisotropy: 16.000000
    - maxViewports: 16
    - maxViewportDimensions: [32768; 32768]
    - viewportBoundsRange: [-65536.000000 ; 65535.000000]
    - viewportSubPixelBits: 8
    - minMemoryMapAlignment: 64
    - minTexelBufferOffsetAlignment: 16
    - minUniformBufferOffsetAlignment: 32
    - minStorageBufferOffsetAlignment: 16
    - minTexelOffset: 4294967288
    - maxTexelOffset: 7
    - minTexelGatherOffset: 4294967264
    - maxTexelGatherOffset: 31
    - minInterpolationOffset: -0.500000
    - maxInterpolationOffset: 0.437500
    - subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits: 4
    - maxFramebufferWidth: 16384
    - maxFramebufferHeight: 16384
    - maxFramebufferLayers: 2048
    - framebufferColorSampleCounts: 31
    - framebufferDepthSampleCounts: 31
    - framebufferStencilSampleCounts: 31
    - framebufferNoAttachmentsSampleCounts: 31
    - maxColorAttachments: 8
    - sampledImageColorSampleCounts: 31
    - sampledImageIntegerSampleCounts: 31
    - sampledImageDepthSampleCounts: 31
    - sampledImageStencilSampleCounts: 31
    - storageImageSampleCounts: 31
    - maxSampleMaskWords: 1
    - timestampComputeAndGraphics: 1
    - timestampPeriod: 83.333000
    - maxClipDistances: 8
    - maxCullDistances: 8
    - maxCombinedClipAndCullDistances: 8
    - discreteQueuePriorities: 2
    - pointSizeRange: [0.125000 ; 255.875000]
    - lineWidthRange: [0.000000 ; 7.992188]
    - pointSizeGranularity: 0.125000
    - lineWidthGranularity: 0.007813
    - strictLines: 0
    - standardSampleLocations: 1
    - optimalBufferCopyOffsetAlignment: 16
    - optimalBufferCopyRowPitchAlignment: 16
    - nonCoherentAtomSize: 1


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