Intel launches 'modern' graphics drivers for Windows 10

Intel this week announced that, starting this month, it will begin distributing drivers for its products as "modern" Universal Windows Drivers (via Neowin). This is a requirement for devices on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and later, and Intel is getting started with a new set of graphics drivers.

Universal Windows Drivers, as described by Microsoft, give developers a way to create one driver package that can run on "different device types, from embedded systems to tablets and desktop PCs." The new driver packages will be able to run across all Windows 10 editions, including Windows 10 in S Mode.

Going forward, Intel will only release updates as Universal Windows Drivers; previous driver releases are now considered to be legacy. Future graphics driver updates will be delivered via Windows Update.

As for the latest driver release, it packs updates to automatic game tuning features, along with newly added support for 12 games. You can find the full release notes at Intel.

For more on the switch to Universal Windows Drivers, you can also check out Intel's dedicated FAQ.

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