Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows Vista/7 64-bit

Date: September 3, 2012
File Size: 84.0 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7 64-bit
Downloads: 13,723

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Release notes:

The Intel HD Graphics Driver contains support for the following Intel Processors:

  • 2nd generation Intel Core i3 processor
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • 2nd generation Intel Core i7 vPro processor
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family
  • Intel Core i3 Mobile Processor
  • Intel Core i3 Processor
  • Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor
  • Intel Core i5 Processor
  • Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor
  • Intel Pentium Processor

Performance Improvements:

This driver release was designed to increase 3D gaming performance on mobile platforms across a variety of titles. Intel has tested a number of games on the 2nd Generation Intel Core mobile processor with Intel HD Graphics 3000. The results listed below are for Mobile systems.

  • Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty – Devil’s Playground FPS Gain 37%
  • Resident Evil 5 Benchmark FPS Gain 10%
  • Dawn of War: Chaos Rising FPS Gain 29%
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 FPS Gain 28%
  • DIRT 2 FPS Gain 12%
  • Supreme Commander 2 FPS Gain 16%

New Features:

  • Wireless Display 2.1
  • SGI OpenGL3.1
  • Active Stereo S3D over eDP
  • DVMT - Provide 1GB option for Pre-allocated Memory Support on client WDDM OS
  • Encode MPEG2 Interlaced Frame support
  • Get Connector and Monitor information API
  • CUI SDK Display Color Space Converter support to all internal and external displays for 32 and 64 bit Win7.
  • Add Overlay rotation capability to support BD film playback in rotated modes - 90/180/270 degrees.
  • PWM backlight control support for night vision
  • Add Intel HD Graphics 3000/2000 support for SDVO-DVI & SDVO-CRT
  • Seamless Rotation

Resolved Issues:

  • WebGL rendering anomaly in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers resolved.
  • Eliminated minor rendering artifacts that were present in a few particular scenes in the following games:
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Darkspore
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    • Empire: Total War
    • F1 2010
    • King of Kings 3
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Medal of Honor
    • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
    • Sudden Attack
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution
  • Fixed corruption issue in the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 game (DirectX 9 version)
  • Fixed corruption in James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game game in DirectX 9 mode
  • Fixed corruption issue that was present in Crysis game when antialiasing was enabled
  • Text characters in the game menu of Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.2 displayed correctly.
  • Dragon Age II game was starting in DirectX 11 mode by default
  • OpenGL driver enhanced with combination of one new extension, performance optimizations, and fixes to enable and/or improve user experience. The following applications benefit from these enhancements:
    • Amnesia
    • Brink
    • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
    • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    • Magic: The Gathering
    • Minecraft
    • SPECviewPerf 11 (OpenGL test)
    • Unigine (OpenGL)
  • Aquarium screensaver showed a black square on second monitor and is now fixed

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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