-NEW- Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 and Windows* 7/8.1 [15.40.4501]

Published: 09/08/2016  

Last Updated: 09/08/2016

By Michael J Coppock

DRIVER VERSION: Intel® Graphics Driver PV 15.40.28.4501 32bit & 64bit 

DATE: August 12, 2016

This driver is in self installing format (exe) intended for end users.

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

 

SUMMARY:

Whether you’re a casual gamer, power user, or gamer, this driver is aimed to improve your overall experience.  We’ve fixed many hangs, crashes, and graphics corruptions across a wide spectrum of games and applications.  We’re especially pleased to report that this driver also fixes some long standing and frequently reported graphics issues on Intel’s Support Community, including a scaling issue with Windows 10®, and an error found when playing a particular game title. Please see below for additional details on fixed issues.

 

SUPPORTED PRODUCTS:

HARDWARE

All platforms with the following configurations are supported:

Intel® Graphics1

DirectX*2

OpenGL*

OpenCL*

Intel® Quick

Sync Video

Intel®

Wireless

Display

6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® HD Graphics

520/530

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics

540/550

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro

Graphics 580

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1500M v5 family with Intel® HD

Graphics P530

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1500M v5 family with Intel® Iris Pro Graphics P580

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Intel® Core™ M processors with Intel® HD Graphics 515

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Pentium  Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 510

12

4.4

1.2

Yes

Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with HD Graphics 5500 

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with HD Graphics 6000

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Iris™ Graphics 6100

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Iris™ Pro Graphics

6200

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

Intel® Core™ M with Intel® HD Graphics 5300

12

4.4

2.0

Yes

Yes

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro

Graphics 5200

12

4.3

1.2

Yes

Yes

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics

5100

12

4.3

1.2

Yes

Yes

4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics

5000/4600/4400/4200

12

4.3

1.2

Yes

Yes

Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics based on 4th and 5th Generation Intel® Core™

12

4.3

1.2

Yes

Yes

Pentium®, Celeron®, and Atom™ processors based on Braswell and CherryTrail.

12

4.3

2.0

Yes

Yes

                     

 

SOFTWARE

On 6th Generation Intel Core and Intel Mobile Xeon processors and related Pentium/Celeron:

  • Microsoft Windows 10® 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1* 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7* 64-bit, 32-bit

 

On 5th Generation Intel Core processors and related Pentium/Celeron:

  • Microsoft Windows 10® 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1* 64-bit, 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7* 64-bit, 32-bit

On 4th Generation Intel Core processors and related Pentium/Celeron:

  • Microsoft Windows 10® 64-bit, 32-bit

On Braswell/CherryTrail family processors: 

  • Microsoft Windows 10® 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1* 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7* 64-bit

Note:                                                                                                                         

  1. If you are uncertain of which Intel processor is in your computer, Intel recommends using the Intel Processor Identification Utility or Intel Driver Update Utility to identify your Intel processor. 
  2. In the Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Control Panel (under Options > Options menu > Information Center), the ’Installed DirectX* version’ refers to the operating system’s DirectX version. The Information Center’s ‘Supported DirectX* Version’ refers to the Intel Graphics Driver’s supported DirectX version. The DirectX

12 API is supported but some optional features may not be available. Applications using the DirectX 12

API should query for feature support before using specific hardware features. Please note that DirectX12 is only supported on Windows 10 and DirectX11.3 support is also available on supported Microsoft* operating systems.

 

                         

NEW FEATURES:  

Features Added in Baseline 15.40

 

 

Description  

Affected OS(s)  

Affected Project(s)  

6th Gen camera pipe Windows* 7 support  

Windows* 7  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

3 DVI/HDMI displays support on 6th Gen  

Windows* 7  

Windows* 7 – 64  

Windows* 8.1 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

LACE: Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement  

Windows* 8.1 – 64

Windows* 10 – 64

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Unify color for different panels  

Windows* 8   

Windows* 8 – 64   

Windows* 8.1  

Windows* 8.1 – 64  

Windows* 10 – 64  

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family 6th Gen

Intel® Core™ processor family

Support 5K3K Panels with content protection for both Overly and non-Overlay 15.36 drivers for 4th, 5th, 6th Gen and beyond  

Windows* 7  

Windows* 7 – 64  

Windows* 8   

Windows* 8 – 64   

Windows* 8.1  

Windows* 8.1 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

User to select which outputs to make active when more display connections are available than can be driven by Intel graphics  

Windows* 7  

Windows* 7 – 64  

Windows* 8   

Windows* 8 – 64,   

Windows* 8.1  

Windows* 8.1 – 64   

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

x2 DP mode support in display driver for type-C support  

Windows* 7  

Windows* 7 – 64  

Windows* 8   

Windows* 8 – 64   

Windows* 8.1  

Windows* 8.1 – 64   

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

  

 

KNOWN ISSUES:  

Known Issues in Build 4501  

 

 

Description  

Affected OS(s)  

Affected Project(s)  

Power Director 14 Error Message when Rendering the project in “Produce” mode

Windows* 8.1 – 64

Windows* 10  64 bit  

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Sandra OCL Benchmark - GP  

Image Processing GPU+CPU stay in 60% and still running benchmark without finish

Windows* 7 - 64   

Windows* 8.1 – 64 Windows* 10 - 64  

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Blankout observed on eDP panel while launching overlay in three display configuration

Windows* 7 – 64

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Overlay is closing when resume from sleep

Windows* 7   

4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family

S3\S4 in Win* 7 OS

Windows* 7 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Multiwinia- Survival of the Flattest - Corruption is seen on main menu

Windows* 7 – 64

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

TDR and corruption seen when selecting  x8 anti-aliasing in 3DsMax2015

Windows* 8.1 – 64

Windows* 10 - 64  

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Blur and flicker seen while playing Doom3 BFG

Windows* 8.1 – 64

Windows* 10 - 64  

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Corruption is observed after press 'display it' button on Direct

X true cove app

Windows* 8.1 - 64  

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Tessmark benchmark does not perform well

Windows* 8.1 – 64

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Ashes of Singularity game has some

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

D3D11 - Corruption During  the switching of Full screenwindowed or vice versa mode in Detail Tesselation11 sample

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Lighting effects are missing from the Division game

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

TDR in story mode seen when running  

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

corruption seen in Trackmania Turbo

Windows* 10 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

TDR and corruption seen when selecting x8 anti-aliasing in  3DsMax2015

Windows* 10 – 64

Windows* 8.1 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Blur and flicker seen while playing Doom3 BFG

Windows* 10 – 64  

Windows* 8.1 – 64  

Windows* 7 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Tessmark benchmark does not perform well

Windows* 10 – 64

Windows* 8.1 - 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Graphics processor option is disabled when running

Photoshop

Windows* 10 – 64  

  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Wrong output with Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Cursor orientation is wrong after it's moved to edge of the panel in multidisplay configuration and if displays are set in different independent rotations

Windows* 8.1 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

TDR or game crash may occur when playing Rainbow Six  Siege

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Display corruption is seen when disabling graphics driver after resuming from S4

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

Texture corruption may be seen when playing Doom 2016

Windows* 7 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family

 

 

          

ISSUES RESOLVED  

 

 

Description

Affected OS(s)

Affected Project(s)

DX12 performance enhancement

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family  

Root Cause/Resolution  

 

Implemented optimizations in the driver to improve the DX12 performance of some benchmarks

Color blocks seen when playing video with DPST enabled

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family  

Root Cause/Resolution:                                                                                                                                                                             

Enabled Dithering for eDP even if panel bpc is same as frame bpc to resolve this issue

TDR seen when running 3D-CAD application, "FJICAD/SX"

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family  

Root Cause/Resolution:

Command stack at a function caused the TDR; fix is implemented in the OGL component to resolve this.

Brightness dims when pressing hot key to restore default CUI values although brightness level shows at 100%

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family  

Root Cause/Resolution  

OS and driver gamma values were not synchronized causing this issue; fix was implemented to sync the values

Display will not switch back to LCD-only when hot unplug  HDMI cable from Type C to HDMI dongle

Windows* 10 – 64  

6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family  

Root Cause/Resolution

Hot plug detect was not getting sent and read properly causing the driver to assume panel was still connected.  Fix added to correct this.

 

 

More on Intel® Core™ processors

For more information on the Intel® Core™ processor family, Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family, and 6th Generation Intel Core processors, please visit:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/core-processor-family.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-processor-e3-family.html http://www.intel.com/graphics http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/6th-gen-core-family-mobile-brief.html

 

We continuously strive to improve the quality of our products to better serve our users and appreciate feedback on any issues you discover and suggestions for future driver releases. If you have an issue to submit, please follow the guidance found here Default level information for reporting Graphics issues.

 

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Product and Performance Information

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