Tuesday , May 11 2021

Intel issues its new and improved universal drivers for Windows 10

Intel released new graphics drivers for Windows, the so-called " Windows 10 Modern Drivers or Intel Modern Drivers and they are not the same as the old drivers we are accustomed to, but they are the new type of universal driver for Windows UWD.

On Universal Windows drivers they allow developers to create a single driver package to work on multiple different types of devices, whether they are laptops, tablets or desktops.

This new generation of drivers will replace the current ones and they are optimized for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019, and they are compatible with the Update Creators Update and other versions of Windows 10, only for 64-bit versions of the operating system.

Intel's modern drivers

Improved performance and support for more games

Some of the new features of these UWD include things like automatic update of the game setup feature, reduced RAM consumption when using OpenGL, improved battery life when using DRRS on the supported monitors, Vulkan Driver Stability Improvements, and a new re-scan button and detecting new installed games without having to reboot.

On Initial support includes 14 video games, Simeon 4, SMITH, Granicans 2, Euro Truck Simulator 2, PUBG, Rocket League, Witch 3) with more in the road

The installation package is just over 320 MB and that's enough to download and install the executable file from the official website, there is also a list of Intel products for which download is valid.

It is important to know that UWD they are not retro-compatible with old drivers which will now be labeled "Legacy", so if you later want to return to the old drivers, you need to delete the Modern Drivers from the Windows 10 Configuration Panel.

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