Intel’s November update for Windows 10 is now rolling out to
users with version 1709 or newer. Intel DCH driver
18.104.22.16835 for Windows 10 delivers system enhancements, bug
fixes for existing games, and performance upgrades.
As it stands right now, it appears that the GPU driver update
is rolling out to Windows 10 via Intel’s Support Assistant tool
in the select region.
According to the changelog, Intel has made a change that could
improve the performance of your system when you’re streaming
videos on YouTube. The changelog states that the update for
Windows 10 includes “performance improvements when using Chrome
YouTube Media Playback”.
Chromium bug report recently alleged that Windows 10 version
2004 or newer is affecting Google Chrome’s frequency of
handling sensitive tasks responsible for video streaming,
including YouTube videos.
Windows 10 version 2004 reportedly simulate “normal” thread
scheduling in processes and this is suspected of causing frame
drops during video playback. It’s possible that users will see
improvements in the overall performance of video playback after
the update, at least on YouTube.
Apart from performance upgrades, Intel DCH version
22.214.171.12435 doesn’t have much in terms of new capabilities,
but it comes with fixes for Crysis Remastered, which was
crashing after users applied October driver release.
Intel says it has also resolved minor graphic anomalies
observed when playing Doom Eternal, World of Warcraft, etc. In
addition, Intel has fixed performance issues experienced when
launching Civilization 6: Gathering Storm, Forza Horizon 4, and
other games on integrated graphics.
In terms of hardware and operating system support, not much has
changed here. Intel says you’ll need Windows 10 version 1709 or
newer to install the driver. Intel is supporting processors
from the 6th-gen all the way through the 11th. Older
processors, including Pentium, and Celeron are also supported.
If you’re interested, Intel DCH drivers version 126.96.36.19935
for Windows 10 can be downloaded using Intel’s
Driver & Support Assistant tool.
Of course, this update won’t be rolling out to everyone today
and you may not see it right now. Rather, this will likely be
pushed to all Windows 10 users by next week.
Either way, performance improvements in Intel drivers are
always appreciated and, most likely, we’ll see new features
hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling on Intel graphics next