Intel releases the graphics driver to support Windows 11
After Microsoft released Windows 11, the hardware requirements of the operating system attracted everyone’s attention, the most obvious of which was the TPM 2.0 problem. If you strictly follow the requirements in the Microsoft documentation, you need to use Intel Core 8th or above, AMD Ryzen 2000 series or above, and Qualcomm 7 and 8 series platforms. This caused a lot of controversies, thinking that Microsoft’s actions were too arbitrary, and then Microsoft relaxed to Intel’s seventh-generation Core (Kaby Lake) series and AMD’s first-generation Ryzen series processors to support Windows 11.
In addition, Microsoft also introduced Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) in Windows 11. It can seamlessly switch between lower resolution and higher resolution according to the operation performed by the user on the PC, suitable for 2D applications in Windows 11. According to Microsoft’s information, if you want to experience the dynamic refresh rate of Windows 11, you need a laptop with a screen that supports a variable refresh rate (VRR) and a refresh rate of at least 120 Hz on the hardware. The graphics card also needs to support the WDDM 3.0 standard.
The WDDM 3.0 standard provides dynamic refresh rate and supersampling functions in the future, which is very important in Windows 11. Recently, Intel released a new version of the graphics driver to support Windows 11, the version number is 126.96.36.19984. This is the first graphics card driver to support Windows 11 which is compliant with WDDM 3.0 standard and DirectX 12 Shader Model 6.6 shader. It also supports Iris Plus Graphics (or higher) of the 10th generation Core series processors to enable the Microsoft Auto HDR function of Windows 11. In addition, this version of the driver adds support for “F1 2021”, and also optimizes Moonlight Blade*(DX12) and Call of Duty: Warzone* (DX12).