And is that with the version of Windows 11 officially available by the end of the year and with the Insider version already available for weeks, many users were missing official support from Intel for their graphics cards to get total compatibility with the new Microsoft operating system, something that has finally arrived.
Intel cards with official support for Windows 11
Intel has recently released a new update for its graphics cards, whose version is the 22.214.171.12484 based on WDDM 3.0 and it has a weight of 504 MB. Among its novelties, its integrated support to offer compatibility with Windows 11 stands out, which invites us to think that the arrival of Microsoft’s new operating system is getting closer and closer. Although officially there is no official date, it was announced that it would be available by the end of the year. This update by Intel suggests that this update could even be anticipated.
The registry does not include details of how exactly Intel is going to improve compatibility, but it will surely be to the liking of those users who are starting to use Windows 11 and do not want to have problems with their drivers. The latest Intel graphics update also offers support for HLSL Shader Model 6.6. In addition, there are improvements and optimizations of DirectML and it is compatible with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Auto HDR support and other new features
The new driver update released by Intel has support for Microsoft Auto HDR on 10th generation processors with Iris Plus graphics or higher and will be compatible with both Windows 10 and Windows 11 for the next update in October 2021. It also incorporates game optimizations, such as the powerful F1 2021 racing simulator from EA . Additionally, it fixes performance issues and loading times in MMORPG Moonlight Blade and the popular shooter Call of Duty: Warzone.
Likewise, this update has served to solve some problems known as:
- Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics – Minor graphics anomalies seen in Fortnite, Balan: Wonderworld.
- Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics: Intermittent hang or crash in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (DX12), Marvel’s Avengers (DX12).
- Blank screen observed at 5120 × 2160 resolution at 50 Hz setting.
- Intermittent crash seen in Shadowman Remastered (Vulkan), Dark Souls III, Gangstar New Orleans, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Vulkan), World of Tanks (DX12).
- Minor graphical anomalies seen in Dirt 5 (DX12), Watch Dogs: Legion (DX12), Control (DX12), Far Cry: New Dawn (when starting from a save file), 3DMark: FireStrike.
- The HDMI 2.0 monitor cannot be illuminated after resuming from sleep or standby.
- Display problem when 4K monitor is connected and switched to mirrored displays.
- Visual abnormalities observed on the internal panel during .wmv movie playback in Movies & TV application with high CPU usage on 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors.
The easiest way to receive the update is to install a software called Intel Driver & Support Assistant (DSA). We can download this program for free from its website.