Understanding the Intel® Graphics Driver Version Number

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10/04/2021

100 & Newer Drivers

The Intel® Graphics Driver version schema used in Download Center has changed to provide better scaling and support for our driver build process, and at the same time match the new driver naming convention used in Windows*. This schema is as follows:

Intel Graphics Driver version schema

To determine if you have the latest drivers installed, always compare the entire build number (seven digits) of the driver installed on your computer with the entire build number (seven digits) of the latest driver available for download. 
The seven digit build number is created by combining the numbers from the last two sections. For example, the build number for 30.0.101.2031 is 1012031. The build number for 27.20.100.9466 is 1009466.  Comparing these two numbers shows that 101.2031 is a more recent driver than 100.9466.

Note

If you see the number 20 instead of 0 in the second field of the driver number, this means that the highest supported DirectX* version is 12.1. This also signifies the driver is using a previous driver naming convention. 

This field is set to 0 with the driver naming convention introduced by Microsoft with Windows® 10 May 2021 Update (21H2) and later. This is so it can be used for other purposes in the future.

The following tables provide more details on each of the identifiers that make the current driver schema:

Identifier Operating System (WDDM version)
30 Windows 11* - WDDM 3.0
27 Windows® 10 May 2020 Update - WDDM 2.7
26 Windows® 10 May 2019 Update - WDDM 2.6
25 Windows® 10 October 2018 Update - WDDM 2.5
24 Windows® 10 April 2018 Update - WDDM 2.4
23 Windows® 10 Fall Creators Update - WDDM 2.3
22 Windows® 10 Creators Update - WDDM 2.2
21 Windows® 10 Anniversary Update - WDDM 2.1
20 Windows® 10 - WDDM 2.0
10 Windows 8.1* - WDDM 1.3
9 Windows 8* - WDDM 1.2
8 Windows 7* - WDDM 1.1

 

Build number Platform compatibility Operating System Support
100xxxx 
and newer
11th Generation processors

Windows® 10 64-bit only

10th Generation processors
9th Generation processors
8th Generation processors
7th Generation processors
6th Generation processors
Whiskey Lake
Amber Lake
Apollo Lake
Gemini Lake
Comet Lake
Rocket Lake

 

Notes
  • Linux* version schema will follow 6000.0001.
  • Always check the driver's 'ReadMe.txt' file for the latest platform and operating system compatibility details.

 

15.45 & Older Drivers

Download Center also hosts older graphics drivers that use a naming schema to define driver versions that may not match 1-to-1 the operating system's own driver convention as detailed in the previous tables. These older drivers are also known as legacy drivers. The schema is as follows:

15.65 and Older Drivers


Driver Baseline: Differentiates different generic driver packages and is often assigned based on the supported platforms and operating systems.

Release Revision: Used internally during the driver development cycle.

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

The table below provides details on platform and operating system compatibility for these drivers.

Driver Baseline Platform compatibility Operating System

32-bit support

Operating System

64-bit support

15.45 6th Generation processors Windows 7* Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
15.40 5th Generation processors

Windows 8.1*

Windows 7*

Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
4th Generation processors Windows® 10 Windows® 10

Braswell platform

Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Cherry Trail platform
15.36 4th Generation processors Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
15.33 3rd Generation processors Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Bay Trail platform

The table below provides examples on how to map the graphics driver version shown in Windows* to the Intel driver release shown in Download Center. The 3rd field in the driver version reported by Windows* most closely maps to the baseline in the Intel release version. The following can be used to translate:

Release Version (Intel) Driver Version (Windows*) Mapping
15.33.53.5161 10.18.10.5161 15.33 -> 10
15.36.41.5180 10.18.14.5180   15.36 -> 14
15.40.48.5171   20.19.15.5171   15.40 -> 15
15.45.34.5174  21.20.16.5174   15.45 -> 16
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