Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
Have you tried to completely uninstall the driver and then reinstall it, is your BIOS up to date?
In addition, I will really appreciate if you could fill out the information at the following link and post it here:
And "almost every single game i run have graphical bugs" it figure of speech that showing current state of intel drivers. Crysis/Warhead 2007/8 game, 10 years old. Thousands of people tried play game and NOBODY reported about of bugs, this is tell us something. And what i supposed "fill out" it's joke. Form to be filled does not consider the problem - "AC or DC mode, i.e. is power cable plugged in or not?" oh yeah it will helps. System Support Utility already grab all information what we need. I first person who did not pass by and did not say - it just intel drivers. Crysis and Warhead has complex of bugs, i give all information, what, where, settings, saves. Just grab the links and start to fix bugs, Crysis flickering grass bug report and "solution" of this problem. and Crysis Warhead flickering smoke bug report and "solution" of this problem. Seriously it's depressing.
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Crysis and Warhead shares couple of bugs - flickering grass (DX10 mode only) and flickering smoke if your settings "Particles Quality" not "Low" for Crysis and "Minimum" for Warhead. Smoke supposed to be come from static objects like buildings or already placed destroyed cars by dev. design, plus you need to be close. Warhead has exclusive bug if you set "Objects Quality" "Gamer" (DX10 and DX9) or higher that you will get flickering on some objects as rocks and trees - depends from point of view and you need to be stay close.
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Brand and Model of the system.
custom GIGABYTE H110M-S2H i3-6100
Hybrid or switchable graphics system?
ie Does it have AMD or NV graphics too?
only HD 530
Make and model of any Displays that are used to see the issue (see note2 below).
LFP = Local Flat Panel (Laptop panel)
EFP = External Flat Panel (Monitor you plug in)
SAMSUNG SyncMaster 204B
How much memory [RAM] in the system (see note2 below).
8Gb DDR4 2133
Provide any other hardware needed to replicate the issue.
ie: Cables&brand, cable type [vga, hdmi, DP, etc], dock, dongles/adapters, etc
Hardware Stepping (see note1 below).
Operating System version (see note2 below).
Windows 10 10586
VBIOS (video BIOS) version. This can be found in “information page” of CUI (right click on Desktop and select “Graphics Properties”.
Graphics Driver version; for both integrated Intel and 3rd party vendors (see note2 below).
SW or Apps version used to replicate the issue.
Crysis version Mar 11 2008 126.96.36.19956 Warhead version feb 3 2009 v188.8.131.521
Single display, clone, or extended (see note2 below).
Display resolution & refresh rate setting of each display (see note2 below).
1280 X 1024 75 Hz
AC or DC mode, i.e. is power cable plugged in or not?
How to repro
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For grass bug just run both game in the DX10 mode, DX9 mode doesn't has this problem. Crysis - you can see grass that flickers just after landing. Warhead - grass starts flickering before beach with "bungalow", it's like 5 min. of gameplay.
Smoke bug, Crysis and Warhead - you need set "Particles Quality" at least on "Medium" for Crysis and "Mainstream" for Warhead. For smoke bug use saves from SaveGames.7z for Warhead and SaveGamesOriginalCrysis.7z for Crysis in original game it's like 30 min. of gameplay, there smoke bug you can see coming from cold. Now Warhead exclusive bug - settings "Objects Quality" you need set on at least "Gamer" and be close to the rock, use save from WARHEAD_default_textobjflick.7z
For screenshots and video watch first post Crysis Warhead flickering smoke bug report and "solution" of this problem.
Thank you for taking your time to help us with this information, we will further investigate these bugs that your are reporting.
Thanks Ivan for your attention to the problem. I want apology for my reaction. I spent like 4 hour on crysis and warhead messing with settings, google, youtube, forums.... Suggestion "uninstall the driver and then reinstall it" for me was like evil sarcasm. I not a newbie, i use a PC since Pentium 133 MHz. Plus trying explain on english its additional frustration for me. I was really angry because people know about this bugs for years and nobody report.
I made additional video of bugs. On all video Warhead first map - "Call me Ishmael" everything on video it's 5-10 min. of gameplay from a start.
"Particles Quality" "Mainstream"
"Objects Quality" "Gamer"
This is screenshots DX10 vs DX9, the same settings 1:1. Just open screenshots in new tabs and switch fast between them. Long distance view scene, look how many vegetation missing on DX10 render. This is how it's supposed to be? Maybe it's part of problem.
Plus what i noticed, a time where LOD bug happens FPS drops really serious, 45 vs 30, only difference i move mouse to the right to bug appear, watch screenshots.
Hi Ivan, i try them and now i have NSFL content for you, because when i close my eyes i see flickering and horrible things \^_^/ I spent another 2 hours and now i real specialist if it Crysis and Intel iGPU. I'm pretty sure nobody on whole planet not test so many Crysis Warhead with so many different drivers and settings before. Here tests (from old to new) 4352, 4501, 4539, 4590 versions of drivers. I made tests on all settings in DX10, DX9 only enthusiast - it twice a more work. And I am ready to show some of them. Oldest driver 4352 12/23/2015 and now we can see what a progress in driver was made (spoiler alert! not a lot). Everyone who will watch it - open wide your eyes, this is will be painful, especially in extra section. Settings i change with dev. presets. DX10 doesn't have smoke bug, no matter how old or new driver - only DX9 bug, but grass...
4501 driver enthusiast preset LOD bug DX10 https://gfycat.com/DangerousEvilAfricanpiedkingfisher vs DX9 https://gfycat.com/InstructiveSlowKingsnake
4539 driver enthusiast preset Grass bug DX10 https://gfycat.com/ConfusedDazzlingHawaiianmonkseal vs DX9 https://gfycat.com/GaseousAcrobaticAnchovy
Now extra section, check this out. Yes it's a different type of bugs. On some video you can see the jet, yes that triangle appear from jet plane, he 1 km away.
Okay, maybe last driver will be better...
NOPE! You probably thinking - what the hell i just watched. And how i constantly can reproduce it, and how i find this. Well i find this while testing old drivers and different settings, from screenshots you probably noticed i'm playing on old monitor and for 16x9 i need window mode, plus that easy for me use another programs. Crysis interesting game - windows key not working, and alt+tab you can do only if you have another program - i use notepad. Windows 10 has button on right bottom - minimize all. That's a button of problem for Intel driver and Crysis. Okey dokey, how reproduce. Run game in DX10 mode - yes DX9 don't have this bug (at least i not can make it), set preset enthusiast, load your save, go to the menu, minimize game, get back and set mainstream preset - PROFIT!? And now when you start feeling boring get back and set enthusiast preset again - second PROFIT!? Also you can play with fps while you playing fps. Game can run much better (recording eat 10 fps) but if LOD bug appear its - 50% of fps, catch em all!
Thank you for all this information and for taking your valuable time to test these drivers.
There is a new Beta driver that it was released on 2/23/2017, would you please try this Beta driver and let me know the results?
This driver is provided as a beta test driver. While it has had limited validation testing by Intel, it is essentially a test driver and is not to be considered a permanent replacement for a fully validated and certified graphics driver.
Hello Ivan! Driver 15.45.4614 enthusiast preset
LOD bug DX9&DX10
Grass bug DX10
Smoke bug DX9
minimize bug DX10 (for people who curious how it looks in closed environments)