Intel releases first Windows 11 ready Graphics Driver


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Intel released a new graphics driver for company products that is Windows 11 compatible. The new driver is available as a stable version and adds support for Auto HDR and the game F1 2021 as well.

Intel is the first of the big three, AMD and Nvidia are the other two companies, that released a stable driver for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system. Expected later this year, likely in October 2021, Windows 11 is offered as a free upgrade for customers who run Windows 10 on their devices, but only if the system meets Microsoft's new hardware requirements for its new operating system.

The release notes reveal additional information about the released driver. It requires a 6th generation Intel Core processor family or newer with integrated graphics and is compatible with Windows 10 version 1809 or later, and Windows 11. You may check the full list of supported operating systems and Intel hardware on the release notes page.

For Auto HDR support, a new feature of Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system, a 10th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Plus Graphics or higher is required.

Besides support for the formula one racing game F1 2021, Intel's new graphics driver includes optimizations for the games Moonlight Blade and Call of Duty: Warzone. Both should benefit from reduced loading times and stuttering on DirectX 12.