Intel and AMD drivers for MS Windows

What do the numbers separated by a dot in the driver version mean?

FAQ about Intel graphics drivers

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The questions concern, for example, the types of drivers used in Windows 10 or the description of existing versions of Windows 10.


What do the numbers separated by a dot in the driver version mean?

    The Intel Graphics Driver version schema will change with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update release. This will provide better scaling and support for our driver build process:

    XX.YY.100.BBBB - e.g. 26.20.100.7584

    XX: 27 Windows 10 2020 Update (build 19041) WDDM 2.7
    XX: 26 Windows 10 May 2019 Update WDDM 2.6
    XX: 25 Windows 10 October 2018 Update WDDM 2.5
    XX: 24 Windows 10 April 2018 Update WDDM 2.4
    XX: 23 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update WDDM 2.3
    XX: 22 Windows 10 Creators Update WDDM 2.2
    XX: 21 Windows 10 Anniversary Update WDDM 2.1
    XX: 20 Windows 10 WDDM 2.0
    XX: 10 Windows 8.1 WDDM 1.3
    XX: 9 Windows 8 WDDM 1.2
    XX: 8 Windows 7 WDDM 1.1
    XX: 7 Windows Vista WDDM 1.0

    YY: 20 - DirectX 12.1
    YY: 19 - DirectX 12
    YY: 18 - DirectX 11.1
    YY: 17 - DirectX 11
    YY: 15 - DirectX 10
    YY: 14 - DirectX 9

    BBBB: build

    Drivers 15.65 and earlier are described by another key, see the following link.




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Latest Windows 10 64bit drivers

Version Date DNL
27.20.100.9025 BETA 2020-11-18 393×
27.20.100.8935 2020-11-05 921×
27.20.100.8890 2020-10-30 77×
27.20.100.8853 2020-10-16 846×
27.20.100.8885 BETA 2020-10-15 13×

Latest Intel PDF datasheets

PDF Datasheet Date DNL
27.20.100.8681 2020-09-15
27.20.100.8691 2020-09-09
27.20.100.8673 2020-08-24
15.45.32.5145 2020-08-18
27.20.100.8587 2020-08-18

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