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Frequently Asked Questions for Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 36xx Series


Last Reviewed: 10-Apr-2017
Article ID: 000005823

Frequently asked questions and open-source support for the following system requirements:

  • Windows 7*, Windows 8*, Windows 8.1*, or Windows® 10
  • Intel Atom® Processor N2000 and D2000 Series (formerly codenamed Cedar Trail)
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 36xx (Intel® GMA 36xx) series

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Why has Intel not provided Windows® 10 drivers for Intel® GMA 36xx series?

Intel Atom® Processor-based entry-level laptop and desktop PCs support Windows 7. Windows 10 is not supported on this platform but is supported on newer Intel® platforms.

Why has Intel not provided Windows 8/8.1 drivers for Intel® GMA 36xx series?

Intel Atom Processor-based entry-level laptop and entry-level desktop PCs support Windows 7. Windows 8.1/8 is not supported on this platform but is supported on newer Intel® platforms.

Intel Atom Processors use the same graphics technology (PowerVR SGX545). If the Intel Atom Processor Z2760 supports Windows 8, why don't other Intel Atom Processors (formerly code named Cedar Trail) support the OS?

Intel Atom Processor-based devices (based on Clover Trail tablets) support an optimized touch OS like Windows 8. Intel Atom Processor-based entry-level laptops and desktop PCs (formerly code named Cedar Trail) support a traditional desktop experience through Windows 7.

Can Intel release the driver source code so that I can create my own drivers?

We do not release driver source code for Windows* drivers.

Why hasn't Intel provided a modified Windows 7 driver with further performance improvements?

On December 11, 2013, we released an updated driver with Google* Earth-related fixes. Make sure to use the latest available drivers. We discontinued active driver production for this product, and there will not be any regular driver releases in the future.

Will PCs with the Intel Atom Processor N2000 and D2000 Series run Windows 8 or 8.1?

PCs with the Intel Atom Processor N2000 and D2000 Series (formerly codenamed Cedar Trail) do not support Windows 8 or 8.1. Intel doesn't offer extra support for these products.

Intel offers the Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics. These processors are optimized for entry-level devices and ​support Windows 8 and 8.1

Are there known game compatibility or performance issues?

We have observed game compatibility and performance issues on certain game titles. See the list of games and known related issues.

The list is not all-inclusive. Other affected applications may not be listed.

Games Reason for Issue
Civilization IV: Colonization Compatibility
Cube 2: Sauerbraten Compatibility
DLC Quest Compatibility
Driving Speed 2 Compatibility
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Compatibility
Dungeon Siege Compatibility
Dungeon Siege III Performance
EVE Online Performance
Farming Simulator 2008 Compatibility
Farming Simulator 2009 Compatibility
Farming Simulator 2011 Performance
Fieldrunners Compatibility
FlatOut Compatibility
Genetos Compatibility
GLQuake Compatibility
Half-Life Compatibility
Half-Life 2 Compatibility
Halo Compatibility
Kerbal Space Program Performance
Lego Indiana Jones Compatibility
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Compatibility
MegaGlest Compatibility
Midtown Madness 2 Compatibility
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Compatibility
Motocross Madness 2 Compatibility
Nitronic Rush Performance
Painkiller Compatibility
Postal 2 Compatibility
Pro Evolution Soccer Performance
Project64 (N64 emulator) Compatibility
Re-Volt Compatibility
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Compatibility
Sonic CD (Steam) Compatibility
Spider-Man (2011) Compatibility
Star Wars Battlefront Compatibility
SWAT 4 Compatibility
TAGAP 2 Compatibility
The Sims Compatibility
Torchlight 1 Compatibility
Tribes: Vengeance Compatibility
Unigine Heaven Performance
Unigine Valley Performance
Unreal Tournament 3 Compatibility
Unreal Tournament '99 Compatibility
V-Rally 2 Expert Edition Compatibility
Worms Armageddon Compatibility

Compatibility: indicates the game does not load
Performance: indicates the game can load, but has other issues such as image corruption or low frame rate.

These issues can't be resolved due to hardware limitations.

Is there a list of playable game titles?

Some of the key game titles we have tested include:

  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • Flight Simulator 2010
  • Warcraft III
  • Far Cry
  • Serious Sam 2
  • Quake Wars
  • Quake 4
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight
  • Doom 3
  • Angry Birds

This list is not comprehensive or complete and is for reference only. For a better gaming experience, we recommend the Intel® Celeron® Processor or Pentium® Processor. For the best gaming experience, we recommend an Intel® Core™ Processor. Visit Intel or Gaming PC Performance with Intel® Technology for more information.

How can I improve overall system performance in Windows 7?
  • Disable Windows Aero*
    • Disabling Windows Aero tends to improve overall system performance.
    • If you intend to keep Aero on, consider disabling the glass effect theme.
    • You can disable Aero by changing your desktop theme to a basic one. Right-click the desktop, select “Personalize,” and then choose a basic theme.
  • Install the latest drivers for your system.
  • Apply all operating system updates.
  • Refer to your system’s OEM for upgrade information. Some manufactured systems have the capacity for increased memory.