Understanding the Intel® Graphics Driver Version Number

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06/10/2020

100 & Newer Drivers

The Intel® Graphics Driver version schema used in Download Center will change with the Windows® 10 April 2018 Update release to provide better scaling and support for our driver build process, and at the same time match the drivers naming convention used in Windows*.

100 and Newer Drivers

To determine if you have the latest drivers installed, always compare the last four digits (build number) of the driver installed on your computer with the last four digits of the latest driver available for download.

The following tables should provide more details on each of the identifiers that make the current driver schema:

Identifier Operating System (WDDM version)
27 Windows® 10 May 2020 Update - WDDM 2.7
26 Windows® 10 May 2019 Update - WDDM 2.6
25 Windows® 10 October 2018 Update - WDDM 2.5
24 Windows® 10 April 2018 Update - WDDM 2.4
23 Windows® 10 Fall Creators Update - WDDM 2.3
22 Windows® 10 Creators Update - WDDM 2.2
21 Windows® 10 Anniversary Update - WDDM 2.1
20 Windows® 10 - WDDM 2.0
10 Windows 8.1* - WDDM 1.3
9 Windows 8* - WDDM 1.2
8 Windows 7* - WDDM 1.1

 

Identifier DirectX* version
20 12.1
19 12
18 11.1
17 11.0
15 10.x
14 9.x
13 8.x
12 7.x
11 6.x

 

Build number Platform compatibility Operating System Support
100.xxxx 11th Generation processors

Windows® 10 64-bit only

10th Generation processors
9th Generation processors
8th Generation processors
7th Generation processors
6th Generation processors
Whiskey Lake
Amber Lake
Apollo Lake
Gemini Lake
Comet Lake
Notes
  • Linux* version schema will follow 6000.0001.
  • Always check the driver's 'ReadMe.txt' file for the latest platform and operating system compatibility details.

 

 

15.65 & Older Drivers

Download Center also hosts graphics drivers that use a naming schema to define driver versions that may not match 1-to-1 the operating system's own driver convention as detailed in the previous tables. This schema is as follows:

15.65 and Older Drivers


Driver Baseline: Differentiates different generic driver packages and is often assigned based on the supported platforms and operating systems.

Release Revision: Used internally during the driver development cycle.

Build number: Last four digits indicate the actual driver number.

The table below provides details on platform and operating system compatiblity for these drivers.

Driver Baseline Platform compatibility Operating System

32-bit support

Operating System

64-bit support

15.65

15.60

8th Generation processors N/A Windows 10
7th Generation processors
6th Generation processors
Apollo Lake platform
Gemini Lake platform

15.46

15.47

 

8th Generation processors N/A Windows 10
7th Generation processors
6th Generation processors
Apollo Lake platform
15.45 6th Generation processors Windows 7* Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
15.40 5th Generation processors

Windows 8.1*

Windows 7*

Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
4th Generation processors Windows® 10 Windows® 10

Braswell platform

Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Cherry Trail platform
15.36 4th Generation processors Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
15.33 3rd Generation processors Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Windows® 10
Windows 8.1*
Windows 7*
Bay Trail platform

 

Related topic
How to Identify Your Intel® Graphics Driver Version