Intel confirmed that it would start rolling out the Windows Modern Driver update to the supported devices. However, the old driver versions, considered as legacy drivers won’t be discontinued.
According to Intel Windows Modern Driver provides optimization for UWP apps and will be available exclusively for Intel devices. And though it is not recommended users can revert back to legacy mode if they wish to do so.
The devices that have the windows 10 October update or newer requires Modern Drivers due to which Intel has shifted their focus to Universal Modern Drivers, the new version of drivers also known as Modern Driver. They have released version 126.96.36.19971 of Windows Modern Driver for Windows 10 and is available for download in their official website.
The new driver comes packed with the following features:
•Improved and more optimized performance for 6th Generation Intel core processor or higher, specifically improved performance can be seen in various high-end games.
•Improvement in the brightness and Color quality when using with HDR embedded panels.
•Improvement in the Chrome browser video playback mode. There is now support for 4k/1080p HDR mode.
•In hybrid graphics settings, the clear performance improvement is visible for games and applications requiring DX12 support.
•Support for HDR and higher resolution through VEGA Display ID 2.0.
•Improved performance and image quality for games and 3D applications in CMAA mode.
The November release comes with the following fixes:
More optimized performance leading to the reduction in the intermittent crashes and hangs that may have occurred in the previous version in Battlefield V and Call of Duty Black Ops IV.
Also smooth performance after returning from sleep or hibernate in the Collage mode.
Improved stability in PowerDVD Video playback