Hello, after a couple of month with a HD 4600 IGP I feel a little bit left alone by the driver team. There are a few high priority bugs that need to be addressed but I can't find any statements in the "know issues" list in the last drivers. I will make a short list here and hopefully this will be fixed with the next driver (hopefully this month):
1. DOTA 2 game freeze. DOTA 2 is one of the most popular games out there and especially on the HD 4600 since it doesn't need a lot of GPU power. It runs very fine, but there is an issue where the game freezes. You still can hear the sound going on, but the screen just is frozen and only a restart helps. I googled and many other ppl have the same issue: Screen Freeze, but the game is still responding. (Intel Graphics) and Dota 2 Video Hang but game keep running for example. This has to be top priority as it is one of the most played games and it is game breaking.
2. Fix map loading bug for the new CoD Advanced Warfare. This game also runs decent (well, enough to play it at minimum settings, but performance improvements would also be nice!), but a few maps (e.g Defender, Retreat, Riot and Instinct) wont load, they get stuck and take too long, no matter what settings. This seems to be an issue with the HD 4600. Also game breaking.
3. Please fix the scaling bug already. It is over a year old now and still there is no option to stretch lower resolution game to full-screen. Since the HD 4600 isn't able to run many games at the default desktop resolution, this is a major issue. With some tricks it is working sometimes, but this needs to be implemented. If I select the native resolution, lets me select my scaling options! Very important, I don't get it why this isn't log fixed...
4. Last, but not least, give me back more options. With a few drivers ago I could choose if I want my display to got to 50 hz for power saving, now I can't anymore. Bring back more control so I can decide if I want to lower my refresh rate. Often times I forget and then I play with 50 hz, which is really bad.
So, to sum it up: fix game breaking DOTA 2 and Advanced Warfare bugs, fix the scaling issues and bring back the old power saving settings. Then I would be fully satisfied with my HD 4600. Sometimes it feels like the driver team isn't even aware of those issues and it takes way too long to fix them. If Intel wants to improve the GPU part, that's where you have to start.
Any word on when we will get a new driver? And if you ahve other issues that I didn't mention, just add them. Lets make a list of important issues that need to be fixed, so maybe something changes.