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    Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver update posted  for Haswell and Broadwell version 15.36.14.4080

    Robert_U

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

       

       

      The 15.36.14.4080 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=24594

       

       

      64-bit:  http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=24596

       

      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 5xxx

       

       

      New features with this release:

       

      • Improved video playback through partial hardware acceleration support for the VP9 video format.  
      • Additional Open CL extension support:
        • cl_intel_subgroups – this extension enables work items to share data without use of shared local memory

        • cl_intel_advanced_motion_estimation – provides access to Intel’s motion estimation hardware acceleration block that can be used by media processing applications including custom transcoders and image stabilization
      • Support for OpenGL extension:
        • GL_EXT_polygon_offset_clamp
      • GPU accelerated decode of HEVC video file format including both 8-bit and 10-bit support. This will provide improved video playback capabilities on the platforms listed in the following table. 

       

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      HEVC 10 bit

      (GPU accelerated)

      HEVC 8 bit

      (GPU Accelerated)

      VP9

      (GPU Accelerated)

      5th Generation Intel Core Processors w/ HD graphics 5500, HD graphics 6000, Iris graphics 6100

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Intel Core M with HD graphics 5300

      N

      N

      Y

      Pentium/Celeron 3805U 3755U 3205U

      N

      N

      Y

      4th Generation Intel Core Processors with HD graphics 5000/4600/4400, Iris graphics 5100, Iris Pro graphics 5200

      N

      Y

      N

      4th Generation Intel Core Processors with HD graphics 4200

      N

      N

      N

      Other Pentium/Celeron supported with this driver

      N

      N

      N

       

       

       

       

      Key issues resolve with this release:

       

      Intel Graphics Control Panel icon does shows up as a white icon in taskbar after it is pinned to taskbar

      Windows* 8.1, Windows*7

      Display corruption observed while moving folder on the screen after changing color depth from True color to High color in display properties page

      Windows*7

      Display screen freeze may be observed during video conference call using Skype*

      Windows* 8.1, Windows*7

      The location setting of Display 1 and Display 2 in Extended Desktop are not persisted after setting it using Intel Graphics control panel

      Windows* 8.1

      Black screen/ display freeze/ screen corruption seen during Remote Connection from system to a monitor-less non-Server PC

      Windows* 8.1

      The display resolution is changed to 1024x768 while rebooting with a DisplayPort 1.2 version monitor attached to the system

      Windows* 8.1

      The graphics on the system may slow down while running the XSplit Broadcaster* application

      Windows* 8.1

      Video playback may lag occasionally on an externally connected 4k display

      Windows* 8.1

      Sometimes display switching may not be possible after resuming the system from sleep mode

      Windows* 8.1

      Display flickering may be observed when moving cursor after leaving the system idle for long time

      Windows* 8.1

      Saved profile may not show up in the drop down menu in Intel Graphics control panel or Desktop context menu

      Windows* 8.1

      Windows log off screen may appear while attempting to change display configuration from Display clone mode to Extended Desktop

      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 when switching from Dual Display mode to Extended Desktop under some conditions

      Windows*7

      Video playback window turns dark after changing display resolution while playing media content from Blu-Ray

      Windows* 8.1

      White screen observed while playing Quake 4* game in windowed mode after resuming from sleep

      Windows* 8.1

      Resolved issue where the Quake 4* game window is unresponsive after resuming the system from sleep

      Windows* 8.1

      Display corruption observed on invisible opponents while playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare* game

      Windows* 8.1

      Display corruption observed on character textures while playing Ryse: Son of Rome* game

      Windows* 8.1

      Display flickering may be observed while playing Halo 2* game

      Windows* 8.1

      Display corruption observed on the screen at some scenes while playing Call of Duty: Ghosts* game

      Windows* 8.1

      Green display corruption may be observed while playing Sleeping Dogs* game

      Windows* 8.1

      Fix for corruptions observed while playing Assassin’s creed: Unity* game

      Windows* 8.1

      Sniper Elite III* game crash may be observed while playing the game

      Windows* 8.1

      Fixed issue where GL_MAX_UNIFORM_BLOCK_SIZE returned 16kb incorrectly

      Windows* 8.1

      The option ‘Force MSAA Off’ in Intel Graphics control panel was not applied when selected

      Windows* 8.1

      An error message with ig75icd32.dll may pop up while using Internet Explorer*

      Windows* 8.1, Windows*7

      Fixed an issue where access violation message appeared while loading tutorial maps on Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition* application

       

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