Intel Graphics Drivers, which support WDDM 1.2, support the following new Windows 8 operating system (OS) features:
These features are not supported with WDDM 1.1 and 1.0 drivers.
- Microsoft DirectX* 11.1 support
- Stereoscopic 3D support
- Improved graphics fault tolerance with GPU preemption (to improve desktop responsiveness) and timeout detection and recovery improvements (improved resiliency to GPU hangs)
- DirectFlip to help reduce power consumption.
For more information on these new Windows 8 OS features, see Microsoft’s paper, Windows Display Driver Model Enhancements in Windows 8.