Intel Graphics Driver 26.20.100.7000 Released (OpenGL 4.6 + Vulkan 1.1.108)




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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 26.20.100.7000) comes with the following new features:

Highlights
– Performance optimizations for DX11 titles.

Performance improvements
– Enabled Pixel Shader SIMD Profile-Guided Optimizations, selecting the best pixel shader compilation mode automatically, to boost performance in DX11 titles including Overwatch*, Paladins* and Hearthstone*.
– Performance optimizations for Fortnite* and other Unreal Engine 4-based titles.
– DirectML D3D12 MetaCommand performance optimizations for fp16 topologies.

Developer highlights
– Support for SPV_EXT_physical_storage_buffer extension.
– New Vulkan Extension VK_EXT_buffer_device address allows the application to query a 64-bit buffer device address for a buffer.
– Added OpenCL SPIR-V support to the public IntelGPUCompiler API on top of existing DX11 and DX12 support. IntelGPUCompiler API allows developers to compile their shaders into Intel GPU assembly instructions.
– Implemented the latest iteration of VK_KHR_swapchain (version 70) to allow binding memory from swap chain to raw images created by applications.

Performance improvements:
– Enabled Pixel Shader SIMD Profile-Guided Optimizations, selecting the best pixel shader compilation mode
automatically, to boost performance in DX11 titles including Overwatch, Paladins and Hearthstone.
– Performance optimizations for Fortnite and other Unreal Engine 4-based titles.
– DirectML D3D12 MetaCommand performance optimizations for fp16 topologies.

Key issues fixed:
– Intermittent crashes or hangs may be observed in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered, World War Z (Vulkan) (1080p
Medium and High Settings), Rage 2 (Vulkan) and They Are Billions.
– Game crashes in Apex Legends* and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds* on 7th Gen Intel® Core platforms and
newer when Alt+Tab keys are pressed during gameplay.
– SpecViewPerf13 crashes after launch on 8th Gen and 9th Gen Intel® Core platforms.
– Minor graphics anomalies may be observed in 3ds Max 2019, Creo 4/Creo 5 (OpenGL), NX 11/NX 12(OpenGL)
– Corruption on Direct3D 12 workloads that use placed resources.
– Color corruption observed when running 3DConnexion demo application.
– Fixed corruption issues in the Windows camera app on the following Gemini Lake processors: Intel Pentium
Silver J5005 and N5000, and Intel® Celeron® J4005, J4105, N4100 and N4000.
– Fixed issue with resolution change when playing back Netflix content.
– Improved HDR support.
– Improved HDR support for OLED panels.
– Improved stability for Edge and Firefox browsers.

 

Downloads

 
A thread is available HERE for any feedback about this driver.

 
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

- GL_VENDOR: Intel
- GL_RENDERER: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630
- GL_VERSION: 4.6.0 - Build 26.20.100.7000
- GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION: 4.60 - Build 26.20.100.7000
- OpenGL Extensions: 250 extensions (GL=230 and WGL=20)

OpenGL extensions are the same than the ones in v6861.

 

Vulkan support

Intel v7000 exposes Vulkan 1.1.108. This new driver adds one new device extension:

VK_EXT_buffer_device_address

Here is the report from GPU Caps Viewer 1.42:

- Instance extensions: 11
  - VK_KHR_surface (version: 25)
  - VK_KHR_win32_surface (version: 5)
  - VK_KHR_external_memory_capabilities (version: 1)
  - VK_KHR_external_semaphore_capabilities (version: 1)
  - VK_KHR_external_fence_capabilities (version: 1)
  - VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2 (version: 1)
  - VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2 (version: 1)
  - VK_KHR_device_group_creation (version: 1)
  - VK_EXT_swapchain_colorspace (version: 3)
  - VK_EXT_debug_report (version: 9)
  - VK_EXT_debug_utils (version: 1)
- Instance layers: 13
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_api_dump (version: 1.1.106, impl: 2)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_assistant_layer (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_core_validation (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_device_simulation (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_KHRONOS_validation (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_monitor (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_object_tracker (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_screenshot (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_standard_validation (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_parameter_validation (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_GOOGLE_threading (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_GOOGLE_unique_objects (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
  - VK_LAYER_LUNARG_vktrace (version: 1.1.106, impl: 1)
- Physical devices: 1
  - [Vulkan device 0]: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 ------------------
    - API version: 1.1.108
    - vendorID: 32902
    - deviceID: 16018
    - driver version: 1645400
  - 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: 49
    - VK_KHR_swapchain (version: 70)
    - 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_shader_float16_int8 (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)
    - VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_scalar_block_layout (version: 1)
    - VK_EXT_buffer_device_address (version: 2)
    - VK_EXT_host_query_reset (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: 576
    - maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffers: 1800
    - maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffersDynamic: 16
    - maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffers: 1800
    - maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffersDynamic: 16
    - maxDescriptorSetSampledImages: 1800
    - maxDescriptorSetStorageImages: 144
    - 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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