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Supported APIs and Features for Intel® Graphics Drivers


Last Reviewed: 18-Jan-2017
Article ID: 000005524

For the best compatibility with applications and games, use the Intel® Driver Update Utility or go to Download Center for the latest Intel® Graphics Drivers.

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7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors With Intel® HD Graphics 620, 615
DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Intel® Quick Sync Video
12 4.4 2.0 Yes
 

With Intel® HD Graphics 505, 500

DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Intel® Quick Sync Video
12 4.2 1.2 Yes
6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

With Intel® Iris™ Graphics 580, 550, 540
With Intel® HD Graphics 530, 520, 515

 
DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display
12 4.4 2.0 Yes Yes
5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

With Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6200, 6100
With Intel® HD Graphics 6000, 5500

 
DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display
12 4.4 2.0 Yes Yes
Intel® Core™ M Processors

With Intel® HD Graphics 515, 5300

 
DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display
12 4.4 2.0 Yes Yes
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

With Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5200, 5100
With Intel® HD Graphics 5000, 4600, 4400, 4200

DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader Model Support Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display Intel® Insider™ technology Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
11.1 4 1.2 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

With Intel® HD Graphics 4000, 2500

 
DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader Model Support Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display Intel® Insider™ technology Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
11 4 1.2 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

With Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000

 
DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader Model Support Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display Intel® Insider™ technology Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
10.1 3.1 No 4.1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Core™ Processors

With Intel® HD Graphics

 
DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader Model Support Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display Intel® Insider™ technology Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
10.1 2.1 No 4 No Yes No No Yes
Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors

The products below do not support the following features:

  • Intel® Insider™ technology
  • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
  • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
 
Intel® Graphics Chipsets DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader model support Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display
Intel® Pentium®
Processors
3000/G3000 Series with Intel® HD Graphics
11.1 4 No 5 No No
Intel® Pentium®
Processors
2000/G2000
Series with Intel® HD Graphics
11.0 4 No 5 No No
Intel® Pentium® Processors J2850 with Intel® HD Graphics 11 4 1.2 5 Yes No
Intel® Pentium®
Processors
900/B900/
G600/G800
Series with Intel® HD Graphics
10.1 3.1 No 4.1 No No
Intel® Pentium®
Processors
G6000/P6000/U5000
Series with Intel® HD Graphics
10.1 2.1 No 4 No No
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics

The products below do not support the following features:

  • Intel® Insider™ technology
  • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology 
Intel® Graphics Chipsets DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader model support Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display
Intel® Celeron®
Processor J3060 & J3160 for Desktop with Intel® HD Graphics 400
11.2 4.4 1.2 5 Yes No
Intel® Celeron®
Processor J3355 & J3455 for Desktop with Intel® HD Graphics 500
12 4.4 1.2 5 Yes No


The products below do not support the following features:

  • Intel® Insider™ technology
  • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
  • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
 
Intel® Graphics Chipsets DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader model support Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Wireless Display
Intel® Celeron®
Processors
2000 Series for Mobile with Intel® HD Graphics
11.1 4 No 5 Yes No
Intel® Celeron®
Processors
900/1000 Series for Mobile with Intel® HD Graphics
11.0 4 No 5 No No
Intel® Celeron®
Processors
G1000 Series for Desktop with Intel® HD Graphics
11.0 4 No 5 No No
Intel® Celeron® Processors J1000 Series for Desktop with Intel® HD Graphics 11 4 1.2 5 Yes No
Intel® Celeron®
Processors
700/800/B700/
B800/G400/G500
Series with Intel® HD Graphics
10.1 3.1 No 4.1 No No
Intel® Celeron®
Processors
P4000/U3000
Series with Intel® HD Graphics
10.1 2.1 No 4 No No
Older Graphics Products

The products in the table do not support the following features:

  • Intel® Insider™ technology
  • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
  • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video
  • Intel® Wireless Display
 
Intel® Graphics Chipsets DirectX* OpenGL* OpenCL* Shader model support
G35, G41, G43, G45, GM45, GL40, GS40, GS45, Q43, Q45, B43, 4 Series Express Chipsets 10.0 2.0 No 4
82GM965, GM965, GL960 Express Chipsets 9.0 1.5 No 4
965, 82965, 82G965, G965 Express Chipsets 9.0 1.5 No 3
82910G, 82910GM, 82915G, 82915GM, 82945G, 82945GM, 82946GZ, 82Q963, Q963, 82Q965, Q965, 910GML, 915G, 915GM, 915GMS, 940GML, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, 945GMS, 945GZ, G31, G33, Q33 Express Chipsets 9.0 1.4 No 2.01
865G, 82865G, 82852/82855, 852/855, 82855, 82845G, 845G, Q35 Graphics and Memory Controllers 9.0 1.3 No No
82815, 8210 chipset, 810, 82810 Graphics and Memory Controllers 8 1.1 No No
 
Note1 We offer an optimized graphics pipeline for vertex shader processing included in DirectX*. This graphics pipeline is used by games for software (SW) vertex shader processing.
Graphics API Information

DirectX*
DirectX* is a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for games and multimedia applications. Some DirectX components require support from the graphics driver to function properly and provide the best gaming performance.

Related topic
Microsoft DirectX* download information

OpenGL*
Open Graphics Library* (OpenGL*) is an application programming interface (API) for 3-D graphics used by many games. OpenGL enables hardware acceleration of 3-D graphics. Support from the graphics drivers is required for optimum performance.

Related topics
OpenGL information from OpenGL.org
OpenGL* settings guide

OpenCL*
Open Computing Language* (OpenCL*) is a cross-architecture, cross-operating system, open standard, heterogeneous parallel programming environment. OpenCL allows the applications to target processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), embedded processors, digital signal processors (DSPs), and other available compute resources in a system.

Related topics
Intel® SDK for OpenCL* applications
Khronos OpenCL* website
Determining Graphics API Information

To determine which API version your system currently supports, follow the steps below.

For 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics or Intel® HD Graphics and newer graphics products:

  1. Open your Intel® Graphics Control Panel (shortcut: press Ctrl Alt F12)
  2. Navigate to Options > Information Center
  3. Observe the values listed for: Installed DirectX* Version, Supported DirectX* Version, OpenGL* Version, OpenCL* Version, and Shader Version
Note The installed DirectX* Version is the highest version supported by the driver. It may not match with the Supported DirectX* Version. The Supported DirectX* Version shows which version your system supports. Keep in mind that DirectX* is backwards compatible and support all features present in earlier versions.


The relevant fields as they appear in the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel via Information Center.

For 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics and older:

Determining DirectX* Version

Determining OpenGL* Version

Determining Shader Version

Determining DirectX* Version
Get DirectX* information using one of two methods:

Intel® Graphics Control Panel Method:

  1. Open your Intel® Graphics Control Panel. (shortcut: press Ctrl Alt F12)
  2. Navigate to Options > Information Center.
  3. Observe the values listed for DirectX* Version.



The DirectX* Version field as seen in the Intel® Graphics Control Panel.

DxDiag* Method:

  1. Start > Run > dxdiag.
  2. Observe the 'DirectX Version' listed.


The DirectX* field as it appears in the DxDiag* report.

Determining OpenGL* Version

Note In some old versions of the Intel® Graphics Control Panel (Intel® GCP), the OpenGL Version is stated in the Information Center alongside DirectX* information. The Intel® Graphics and Media Control Panel functionality does not exist in the Intel® GCP version.
 

3rd Party Software Method:

With older graphics drivers/products, you must use a third-party tool to determine the OpenGL* version installed and supported on your system. Two such utilities are glview* and gpu-z*. Follow the instructions provided on their websites to determine your supported OpenGL* version.

Determining OpenCL* Version

Note OpenCL* was officially released with the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors. Use the latest driver provided for these, and newer products. Follow the instructions for newer Intel® products stated at the top of the page for determining your OpenCL* Version.

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