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How to identify your Intel® Graphics Controller
Which Intel® graphics products have drivers for the Windows 8* and Windows 8.1* operating systems?
1 Supports only WDDM 1.1 features
2 Supports only WDDM 1.2 features
Where can I download Intel® Graphics Drivers?
|Note||To avoid potential installation incompatibilities, Intel recommends checking with your computer manufacturer to see if a driver update is available. Some computer manufacturers require that their customized and validated drivers be used for your specific computer model.|
Where can I download graphics drivers from Windows* Update?Visit Windows Update.
How do I get graphics drivers for my Intel® Celeron® Processor or Intel® Pentium® Processor (formerly codenamed Bay Trail M/D) with Intel® HD Graphics?If you are looking for drivers for an Intel® Pentium® Processor or Intel® Celeron® Processor (formerly codenamed Bay Trail M/D) with Intel® HD Graphics, follow the steps on How to get Intel® HD Graphics Drivers.
What is WDDM?
WDDM (Microsoft Windows Display Driver Model) is the graphic driver architecture for graphics drivers for Windows* (beginning with Windows Vista*.
How do I check which WDDM version is supported by my Intel® Graphics Driver?
To check your WDDM version, find your Intel Graphics Driver version and look at the first number.
For help, see How to Identify your Driver Version.
|Driver Version's First Number||WDDM Version||Note|
Supports new features of Windows 8.1*
Supports new features of Windows 8*
Supports new features of Windows 7*
Supports new features of Windows Vista*
What are the new features supported in WDDM 1.2 that are not supported in WDDM 1.1?
Intel Graphics Drivers, which support WDDM 1.2, support the following new Windows 8 operating system (OS) features:
- 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
These features are not supported with WDDM 1.1 and 1.0 drivers.
For more information on these new Windows 8 OS features, see Microsoft’s paper, Windows Display Driver Model Enhancements in Windows 8.
What are the new features supported in WDDM 1.3 that are not supported in WDDM 1.2?
Intel Graphics Drivers, which support WDDM 1.3, support the following new Windows 8.1 operating system (OS) features:
- Miracast* support
- Hybrid Graphics support
These features are not supported with WDDM 1.2, 1.1, or 1.0 drivers.
Windows AERO* doesn't work on Windows 8* and Windows 8.1*.
The AERO feature has been removed by Microsoft on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
|Supported operating systems|
|Wikipedia link for WDDM*|
|Windows* Display Driver Model Enhancements for Windows 8*|
|Windows Vista* support FAQ|
|Windows 7* Support FAQ|
|Graphics Memory FAQ for Windows 8*|
|Windows Aero* FAQ|