Intel is rolling out this year’s final graphics driver update
for those running Windows 10 version 1709 or later. Intel’s
December GPU driver for Windows 10 comes with improved
performance for popular titles like Fortnite.
Intel calls this a general update to Windows 10 graphics that
addresses problems with games. After applying the update, Intel
DCH GPU driver will advance to version 18.104.22.16830.
As we mentioned above, the most significant change is
playability and performance tweaks for Fortnite on 7th
generation Intel Core processors or later. This update also
includes support for additional titles including Dragon Quest
XI S and Football Manager 2021.
In addition, there’s a fix for a mysterious bug crashing
Rainbow Six Siege, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and other games.
Intel also fixed an issue where some app windows will
automatically start flickering on devices with newer Intel
processors and graphics. Another bug has been resolved where
users observed problems with Microsoft Excel and PowerPower in
What’s new in Intel graphics driver v22.214.171.12430
- Intel has fixed a bug crashing the following games – Tom
Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
- Addresses graphic anomalies in Battlefield V, Hitman 2,
Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6.
- Addresses screen flickering issues, video corruption, and
another bug where the external display doesn’t enumerate.
- Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office apps.
There are still some “known issues” with Intel graphics. One
problem involves performance issues with YouCam Camera Preview
app and the second bug causes minor graphic anomalies in some
How to get the December driver update for Intel GPU
Intel confirmed that nothing has changed in terms of
compatibility, which means the driver will still work with your
According to the official documentation, Intel support covers
Windows 10 version 1709 or newer and 6th-generation Intel Core
processor or newer. Celeron and Pentium processors are also
If you’re interested, you can download the driver update by
Driver & Support Assistant tool. Note that the automatic
graphics update is not yet available, but the “Check for
update” option in this tool should immediately download the
It’s also worth noting that
Intel has published separate updates for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
drivers. If you’ve issues with your wireless connectivity
or you often get Blue Screen of Death errors, you can download
the new Intel drivers using the same tool.