Versions 22.x are ready for Cannonlake's Gen10 graphics which had been announced in April.
You can't write new drivers overnight, it takes months and months and probably it's just sloppiness when Intel issues a public 22.x driver...
I'm not sure if that branch already supports shader model 6
If some Skylake/Kabylake user wants to try, check out GitHub - Microsoft/DirectXShaderCompiler: This repo hosts the source for the DirectX Shader Compiler which is based on L…
My old Broadwell is out of the race
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The driver version 18.104.22.16878 and driver version 22.214.171.12478 is the same driver; the version 126.96.36.19978 and 22 is how Microsoft defines the driver version, there is nothing special on that number is just how the operating system sees it.