Intel Readies HD Graphics Driver Update for Ivy Bridge

Paul Lilly

New graphics drivers for Ivy Bridge will add Ultra HD support.

If you're using the integrated graphics embedded into your 3rd generation Core processor (Ivy Bridge) from Intel, get ready for a driver update that's supposed to improve power and performance, as well as add new features. Intel HD Graphics driver 15.31 will be the seventh update since the introduction of 2nd generation Core processors (Sandy Bridge), and though it was built for 4th gen chips (Haswell), it will work on Ivy Bridge too.

Legit Reviews posted a picture of a slide detailing the new driver, which is supposed to be available sometime next week. New features include Collage mode and Ultra HD display and decode support.

The new driver is said to balance CPU and GPU utlization to improve performance up to 10 percent while lowering power simultaneously. It also adds support for the OpenCL 1.2 API and fixes a bunch of bugs.

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