-NEW- Intel® Beta Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 and Windows* 7/8.1 [15.40.26.4474]

Published: 06/29/2016  

Last Updated: 06/29/2016

By Michael J Coppock

DRIVER VERSION: 15.40.26.64.4474 & 15.40.26.32.4474

DATE: June 17, 2016

This driver is in zip format intended for developers and IT professionals.

SUMMARY:

Beta driver to test a work-around for a screen flicker issue found while playing some DirectX* 11 games. Please see below for additional details.

This document provides information about Intel’s Graphics Driver for:

  • 6th Generation Intel® Core processors, Intel Core™ M, and related Pentium® processors with Intel® HD Graphics 510, 515, 520, 530, Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540, Intel® Iris™ Graphics 550, and Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 580.
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1500M v5 family with Intel® HD Graphics P530
  • 5th Generation Intel® Core processors with Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5600, 6000, Intel Iris™ Graphics 6100, Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and select Pentium®/ Celeron® processors with Intel® HD Graphics
  • Intel® Core™ M with Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel HD Graphics 4200, 4400, 4600, 5000, Intel Iris™ Graphics 5100 and Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and select Pentium®/ Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics

CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE:

  • Intel® Graphics Driver
  • Intel® Display Audio Driver
  • Intel® Media SDK Runtime
  • Intel® OpenCL* Driver
  • Intel® Graphics Control Panel

KEY ISSUES FIXED:

Screen flickers with some DirectX11 games


Issue caused by OS using interlaced modes rather than progressive (e.g. 1080i instead
of 1080p). Although this is not an Intel driver functionality, we have implemented a
‘work-around’ fix of offering the option to removing the interlaced modes from the list
of modes shown as supported by the system.

Windows* 7
Windows* 8.1
Windows® 10

Additional information on the ‘interlaced modes work-around’:
For the purposes of testing the work-around, the switch to turn on and off the interlaced modes is in the graphics
driver’s “.inf” file. We have set the switch on this beta driver to ON by default, meaning the interlaced modes will not be
available when using this driver. The driver has been WHQL certified with the switch set in the “.inf” file, and should
install normally. If you modify the “.inf” file, the WHQL certification will be broken and a warning message will appear
when installing the driver – even if you change the setting back.
 

For more information on Interlaced versus progressive modes, please use your favorite internet search engine.
 

FAQ:
Q: Will this beta driver remove interlaced modes from all the displays connected to system?
A: Yes.

Q: Is it possible to remove interlaced modes only on a particular display?
A: No. This update will remove interlaced modes on all displays connected.

Q: Can I get back the removed interlaced modes.
A: Although it is technically possible to edit the system registry and change the value, we strongly discourage customers
from attempting this, as you can easily damage your driver and operating system installation.
To get back the interlaced modes, please revert back to your previous graphics driver, or download and install the latest
production version graphics driver for your system.

Q: Will this beta driver remove all interlaced modes, even if the native resolution of the display is an interlaced mode?
A: No, the native resolution will not be removed (it would be excluded from removal list) – Since this would result in
undesired behavior.
 

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.