Following the announcement of introducing Modern Drivers for Windows 10, Intel has nowstartedd rolling out driver updates for some of its Intel Graphic Cards.
Intel Modern Drivers a.k.a Universal Windows Drivers is a new way of how Windows 10 interacts with PC hardware. The methodology is only possible because of the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) infrastructure within Windows 10
According to Microsoft, UWD “enable developers to create a single driver package that runs across multiple different device types, from embedded systems to tablets and desktop PCs.”
Presently, Intel Driver Update to its chips is only supported by Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019 and the versions coming after.
The new driver update doesn’t bring significant changes to the table. There is only a new Rescan button to detect newly installed games and support for 12 PC games like Fallout 4, Far Cry 3 and many more.
Intel chips receiving Modern Drivers as of Nov 28th:
- Intel UHD Graphics 620/630
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
- Intel UHD Graphics 600/605
- Intel HD Graphics 620/630
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640/650
- Intel HD Graphics 610/615
- Intel HD Graphics 500/505
- Intel HD Graphics 510/515/520/530
- Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
- Intel Iris Graphics 540
If you happen to have one of the above mentioned Intel chips, you should be getting the update anytime soon. If you still haven’t received it, you can go check for updates through the Intel Driver and Support Assistant.
While you can roll out to the previous driver or what Intel calls “legacy” drivers, the chip makers suggest not doing so; since it might result in “result in minor to catastrophic issues in your system as well as system instability.”