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    Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver update posted  for Haswell and Broadwell

    Robert_U

      This update addresses several previously found issues. Please see the Release Notes excerpt below for details. As always, feedback is appreciated.

       

       

      The 15.36.7.3960 has been posted to Intel Download Center at the following direct links to the drivers:

       

      32-bit:  http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=24349

       

      64-bit:  http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=24348

       

       

       

      This driver supports the following:

       

      4th Generation Intel® Core™Processors with Intel HD graphics,
      Intel Iris™graphics and Intel Iris Pro graphics.
      Select Pentium®/ Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD graphics, and
      Intel® Core™ M with Intel® HD Graphics 5300

       

       

      Here is a brief list of the new features in this release:

       

      • Improved video playback experience with enhanced Frame Rate Conversion based on global motion vectors
      • Reduced total file size of the driver on system storage
      • Graphics control panel setting to force Anisotropic Filtering now works correctly on all DirectX9, DirectX10 and DirectX11 based applications
      • Added OpenGL support for:Graphics control panel setting for CMAA* (Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing) now works on OpenGL applications
        • ARB_texture_mirror_clamp
        • GL_EXT_TEXTURE_ARRAY
        • Reduced recompilation of shaders in multi-context scenarios
      • Added support for OpenCL extension cl_intel_simultaneous_sharing to allow sharing of memory buffers between OpenCL, OpenGL, and DirectX.  This feature is used by Adobe* applications such Photoshop CC*
      • This driver brings performance on Dirt 3* back to parity with the last 15.33 driver
      • Up to 50% improvement with OpenCL benchmarking application *CompuBench and up to 10% improvement with Sandra 2014*
      • This driver is compatible with the Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (INDE) 2015  - Media RAW Accelerator and INDE 2015  - Media SDK for Windows

        

      Key issues resolve with this release:

       

      Fixed an issue where display screen was corrupted while Using Microsoft Outlook* application for more than an hour while other applications are running in the background

      Windows* 8.1

      Fixed an issue where corruption was observed on the display screen while running Adobe Photoshop* application

      Windows* 8.1

      Corruption was observed while viewing flash based application in Internet Explorer*

      Windows* 8.1

      Fixed issue where Minecraft* game crash is observed

      Windows* 8.1

      Display corruption was observed on the screen while playing the game Dragon Age: Inquisition*

      Windows* 8.1

      Display corruption was observed on the screen while playing the game Splinter Cell: Blacklist*

      Windows* 8.1

      Display corruption was observed on the screen while playing the game SimCity*

      Windows* 8.1

      Application crash may be observed while trying to play Max Payne 3* game

      Windows* 8.1

      Fixed issue where parts of the display screen was dark while playing Dota 2*

      Windows* 8.1

      A black screen may be observed while running the OpenGL application Dolphin Emulator*

      Windows* 8.1

      DirectX 11* based games and applications may run in ‘Centered Display’ mode

       

      Windows* 8.1

      Fixes for corruption issues that are sometimes observed while running applications that use OpenGL* APIs such as GL_Caps_viewer with Tesselation and GL_TEXTURE_CUBE_MAP

      Windows* 8.1

      Fixes for application crash or hang issues observed sometimes on workstation systems while using applications such as SolidWorks 2014*, Maya 2014*, SPECviewperf 11*

      Windows*7, Windows* 8.1

      Fixed an issue where the task bar was not visible on the display panel at 4k2k resolution after uninstalling the driver

      Windows* 8.1

      A blue screen with message “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then you can restart” was observed during the sequence of events of setting Extended display mode on the system with DisplayPort panel connected to the system and closing and opening the lid of the notebook computer

      Windows* 8.1

      The resolution list missed the highest resolution supported on Eizo* display panel supporting 4k2k resolution

      Windows* 8.1

      Fixes to include overlay support in collage display setting

      Windows* 8.1

      A blue screen with message “Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some error info, and then you can restart” was observed while changing attached display panels or switching from battery to charging mode while the system is in sleep state and resuming back

      Windows* 8.1

      On certain monitors connected to the system, display does not come up after setting the display configuration to external monitor only mode

      Windows* 8.1

      Black screen may be observed for 3 to 4 seconds while changing display resolution

      Windows* 8.1

      While using 2 external monitors attached to a system via DisplayPorts, the second display may not come up after rebooting the system or resuming from sleep

      Windows* 8.1

      Display resolution change was not initiated after switching from ‘speed mode’ to ‘quality mode’ while using the Intel WiDi application on a wirelessly connected display

      Windows* 8.1

      The system may not enter sleep state while the display is in rotated (portrait mode) on a wirelessly connected display

      Windows* 8.1

       

       

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