Intel has released a new version of its graphics driver for Windows 10, which brings it to version number 22.214.171.12435. This version includes some improvements for a single game, Crysis Remastered, which allows better performance on PCs with Intel Iris Plus Graphics or higher.
Additionally, the company talks about performance improvements when using Chrome YouTube Media Playback.
As with all drivers, this Intel 126.96.36.19935 has known issues and other issues that have been fixed. Here is the list of issues fixed in this driver:
Graphics of Iris Xe: Crash or Intermittent Crash can be seen Hunt: Showdown, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (DX11), Dark Souls III, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (DX12), Horizon Zero Dawn (DX12), Baldur’s Gate 3 (Vulkan), Assassin’s creed Valhalla (DX12), Dirt 5 * (DX12), Watch Dogs: (Legion), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint * (DX11), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare * (DX12), Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War * (DX12). Iris Xe Graphics: Small graphics anomalies can be seen in Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX12) (when Tessellation is activated), Hitman 2 (DX12), Battlefield V (DX12), Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan), World of Warcraft (DX12), Star Wars Battlefront 2 (DX12). Graphics Iris Plus and above: small graphics anomalies can be seen in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (DX11), Baldur’s Gate 3 (Vulkan), Yakuza Like a Dragon, Microsoft Flight Simulator,
Flickering may be observed on the external monitor with HDR enabled during system shutdown (Iris Xe Graphics). Auto panel update can be disabled when disconnecting or connecting AC power during video playback (Iris Xe graphics). Small graphics anomalies can be seen in ARK: Survival Evolved (DX11) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (DX12) when image sharpening is enabled on the Intel Graphics Command Center on Iris Xe graphics.
Intel releases driver 188.8.131.5235
And of course, some known issues still exist, but the list is pretty short this time around. There are still a few flaws that you can find in some games:
Crysis Remastered may crash on the desktop when loading into the game. Small graphical anomalies seen on the PGA 2K21 tour, Doom Eternal (Vulkan), World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (DX12). Crash or intermittent crash seen in Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan), Civilization 6: Gathering Storm (DX12), Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass * (DX12), Forza Horizon 4 on Iris Xe maps.
The new driver can be downloaded from the Intel website, in .exe or .zip formats so that you can choose your preferred installation method (here). You can also use Intel Driver & Support Assistant to get the latest drivers every time they are released. The full release notes for this release are available here.
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