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Understanding the Intel® Graphics Driver Version Number


Last Reviewed: 15-Mar-2017
Article ID: 000005654

Intel uses the following schema to define driver versions:

Driver Schema

Driver Baseline: Differentiates different generic driver packages and is often assigned based on the supported platform(s) and operating system(s).

Revision: Used internally during the driver development cycle.

Build number: Last four digits indicate the actual driver number.

 

See the table comparing Baseline drivers for our most recent generic drivers.

Baseline Platform Operating System 32-bit Support Operating System 64-bit Support
15.45 7th Generation graphics N/A Windows® 10
6th Generation graphics Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
15.40 6th Generation graphics Windows 7* Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
5th Generation graphics Windows 8.1*
Windows 8*
Windows 7*
Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 8*
Windows 7*
4th Generation graphics Windows® 10 Windows® 10
15.36 4th Generation graphics Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
15.33 3rd Generation graphics Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
 

Microsoft uses the following schema to define driver versions:

From the example below, notice how the last 4 digits (build number) are the same as our generic driver.

Build Driver

For example, this driver works with Windows® 10 operating systems and supports Microsoft DirectX 12*. The last four numbers represent the Intel build number.

See the table below for the different operating systems and DirectX* versions.

Identifier Operation System Version
20 Windows® 10
10 Windows 8.1*
9 Windows 8*
8 Windows 7*
7 Windows Vista*
6 Windows 2000* and Windows XP*
5 Windows 2000* only
4 Windows* 95/98/98SE/Me or Windows NT* 4.0
 
Identifier DirectX* Version
19 12
18 11.1
17 11.0
15 10.x
14 9.x
13 8.x
12 7.x
11 6.x
 
Related topic
How to identify your Intel® Graphics Driver version