Article ID: 000057520 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 11/15/2021

DirectX 12 Applications No Longer Working on 4th Generation Intel® Processor Graphics

Environment

Windows® 10 builds and starting with graphics driver 15.40.44.5107

Windows® 10, 64-bit*

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Summary

Article describing why applications based on DirectX 12 no longer work on 4th generation Intel graphics (codename Haswell)

Description

Starting with driver 15.40.44.5107 applications that run exclusively on DirectX* 12 API no longer work with the following Intel Graphics Controllers:

  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000/4600/4400/4200
  • Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics based on 4th Generation Intel® Core™
Resolution

A potential security vulnerability (SA-00315) in Intel® Graphics may allow escalation of privileges on 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.  Intel has released a software update to mitigate this potential vulnerability.  In order to mitigate the vulnerability, DirectX 12 capabilities were deprecated.

If you need DirectX 12 applications running on these processor's graphics, downgrade the driver to version 15.40.42.5063 or older.

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