Version 188.8.131.5226 of Intel's Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 don't bring much to the table, but if you're looking to try your hand at the latest game releases, they will make your experience go a little smoother.
There are, unfortunately, no new features this time around, but the drivers do contain a fix for incorrect rendering of game objects in FIFA 19 if you're using DirectX 11. They also bring launch support for Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Battlerite Royale.
The supported list of processors includes the seventh-, and eighth-generation Intel's processors with UHD Graphics 610 or better and sixth-generation processors with HD Graphics 510 or later. Also included are processors from the last three generations with Intel's Iris Pro graphics solutions, alongside older Xeon, Pentium and Celeron processors with HD Graphics 500 and higher.
Surprisingly, the release downgrades the audio drivers from version 10.25.00.10 in the driver update at the end of August to version 10.25.00.9. As we reported last week, some of Intel's audio drivers (versions 10.25.0.3 through 10.25.0.8) were causing issues for users trying to install the October 2018 Update for Windows 10. The fixes for that problem were contained in the 10.25.00.10 release, so the downgrade is perplexing.
As a result, among the potential problems with the release is the possibility that the drivers may not play that well with Windows 10's October 2018 Update. For the time being, the update has been pulled from public release and is only being flighted to Windows Insiders, so hopefully, not too many people will be affected.
The full list of known issues includes:
- Intermittent crashes or hangs may occur in Forza Motorsport 7
- Windows Advanced Display Settings may show incorrect bit-depth on some primary monitors which leads to inaccurate colors.
- With Windows 10 October 2018, when recovering from hibernate, Amazon Prime video playback may become choppy and have audio corruption.
- When upgrading to Windows 10 October 2018, some installs may fail due to an Intel® audio driver
Intel recommends you use its Intel Driver & Support Assistant to keep up to date with the latest driver releases from the company. You can also download this release manually using the links provided below. The full release notes for this driver update can be found here.