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ROBERT_U_Intel
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Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver update posted for Haswell and Broadwell version 15.36.14.4080

This update addresses several previously found issues. Please see the Release Notes and excerpt below for details. As always, feedback is appreciated.

The 15.36.14.4080 has been posted to Intel Download Center at the following direct links to the drivers:

32-bit: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=24594 http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=24594

64-bit: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=24596 http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=24596

This driver supports the following:

4th Generation Intel® Core™Processors with Intel HD graphics,

 

Intel Iris™graphics and Intel Iris Pro graphics.

 

Select Pentium®/ Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD graphics, and

 

Intel® Core™ M with Intel® HD Graphics 5xxx

New features with this release:

  • Improved video playback through partial hardware acceleration support for the VP9 video format.
  • Additional Open CL extension support:
    • cl_intel_subgroups – this extension enables work items to share data without use of shared local memory

    • cl_intel_advanced_motion_estimation – provides access to Intel's motion estimation hardware acceleration block that can be used by media processing applications including custom transcoders and image stabilization
  • Support for OpenGL extension:
    • GL_EXT_polygon_offset_clamp
  • GPU accelerated decode of HEVC video file format including both 8-bit and 10-bit support. This will provide improved video playback capabilities on the platforms listed in the following table.

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NNiko6
New Contributor I
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BUG REPORT

Using latest MadShaders v0.4.0 from here http://www.geeks3d.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=430 http://www.geeks3d.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=430 and drivers v.4080, there are 2 buggy demos:

1) Bokeh blur (completely corrupted image)

2) Mobius balls (a ball is missing from the centre of the image)

Both look good on Nvidia OpenGL driver.

All the other demos look good with latest drivers.

ROBERT_U_Intel
Employee
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@ NikosD

As usual, thanks for the excellent feedback. We are investigating the issues and will post updates.

Thanks

Robert

FSava
Beginner
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I have a i5-5200U CPU / HD Graphics 5500 (Dell XPS 13) with the latest driver (15.36.14.4080) installed with the "Have disk" method. The screen resolution on this laptop is 3200x1800. The installed Windows version is 8.1.

I'm getting high CPU usage on Youtube in Chrome watching regular 1080p videos. In fact, I can see that I am skipping a few frames every few seconds. When watching the following video at 1080p: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUBDiUy2824 OnePlus One & Cyanogenmod 12! - YouTube, the Chrome CPU usage stays between 20% to 30%. If I watch the same video at 1440p, the video is a bit more jerky. This is surprising result as hardware decoding for such a standard video should handle most of the job and leave the CPU lost of room for the other tasks. What puzzles me is that my phone (Motorola Nexus 6) can run that same video at 1440p whitout a hickup on the same network. If I turn the video to 720p, the playback becomes perfectly smooth.

Could you tell me what is going on and why I'm getting such disapointing playback results for such a powerfull CPU?

Regards,

Fred

ROBERT_U_Intel
Employee
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@ fredx21, Do you see the same issue when using Internet Explorer ?

Thanks

Robert

FSava
Beginner
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Robert_U

It is perfectly smooth on IE in 1440p and the CPU remains at a very reasonable level.

Now I know that this my get out of your domain, but do you have any explanation for why Chrome is not able to hardware accelerate that youtube video? The "chrome://gpu" states that "Video Decode" is "Hardware accelerated" even though it obvisouly is not.

Regards,

Fred

ROBERT_U_Intel
Employee
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@ fredx21

The issue is with the browser as its media pipe is not well optimized, (we see big overhead on both CPU side and GPU side), frame drop is expected. You will notice this issue more as you play higher 4k resolution videos.

Thanks

Robert

N_4
Beginner
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Hi,

my laptop : dell Inspiron 15R (5537)

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz

Windows 8.1 64-bit

Intel® HD Graphics 4400

AMD Radeon HD 8670M

Dell Inspiron 5537 System BIOS : A08

DirectX 11.2

"https://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113/en DirectX 11.2 is included in Windows 8.1"

 

What is the software you must install it to my laptop ?

this for "W8.1", and Graphics "4400", but for "DirectX 11.1" :

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24596/ Intel® Download Center

or this for "W8.1", and Graphics "4400", for "DirectX 11.2" :

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24329/ Intel® Download Center

and i want "Intel Chipset Driver" for my laptop

Thanks

ROBERT_U_Intel
Employee
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@ Najd-Bo,

Dell make significant customizations to the drivers they install on Dell system. I would strongly recommend only using Dell certified drivers on your Inspiron 15R (5537). The Dell certified drivers can be found here: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-15r-5537/drivers Product Support | Dell US

Thanks

Robert

JMant2
Beginner
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External Monitor "Black Screen" issue.

I am still encountering my external P2815Q (4k) monitor (3840x2160 res.) staying black after waking up from a power-manager "Display turn off". I have a DELL Inspiron 7348 (i7 5500U) with an automatic patched Windows 8.1 using the latest 10.18.14.4080 driver. The monitor connection is either via "Direct" HDMI, or DP1.2 over a DELL D3100 (USB 3.0) Docking station. I prefer to use the HDMI connection currently as the Docking station display has lag, but both connection methods still have this issue. I am using an Intel Driver as the DELL drivers are (as always) very old and have even more issues. Are Intel aware of this issue still persisting? If I turn off the monitor and turn it back on I hear the disable / enable windows sounds and the screen displays again. When the screen is dark, I do not get the applications moved back to the Inspiron's on board display, thus Windows must still be seeing the external monitor as "online". If I can help in any way by running programs / providing logs, please tell me what you require. . .

RMaha3
Beginner
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I am having problem of frame loses while playing 1440p + more you tube videos. Online Videos hangs, voice in video hangs, scrolling of web pages in browser is choppy. Overall slow graphics

If i uninstall Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver and revert to OS default Microsoft driver, performance is much much better, video plays well.

I have also opened ticket 8001193875

Its a new laptop 3 days old.

Intel HD Graphics 5500 driver - 10.18.14.4222

BIOS version - Lenevo N11ET31W(1.07), 3/9/2015

Ram 16 GB

CPU – 4 Threads of Inter(R) Core(TM) i7-5600U CPU@ 2.60 GHz

Lenevo make - T550

UI Resolution – 2880 x 1620

OS – Windows 8.1 64 bit Enterprise

Browser – Chrome 32 bit V 43

NNiko6
New Contributor I
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@All users of Chrome having problems with video playback and Broadwell CPUs

Youtube in the last few months has changed the default codec from H.264 to VP9 for streaming videos, using Chrome.

VP9 is HW accelerated by Broadwell processors, but not in the same way like H.264.

H.264 is HW accelerated by a very fast and power efficient fixed-function HW called Quick sync, but VP9 has hybrid HW acceleration using GPU and CPU but no fixed-function HW.

That implementation is a lot slower.

So, the combination of Youtube-Chrome-VP9-Broadwell is not working for demanding clips like 1440p or 2160p.

There are two options in my opinion:

1) Use IE which uses H.264 by default

2) Somehow "cheat" Youtube/Chrome to offer the H.264 stream instead of VP9

RMaha3
Beginner
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Fine, Chrome may have done some change which to me is magnifying the issue. But in my observations raw Microsoft graphics driver works lot better & Chrome has no problem playing high res videos with Microsoft driver. So I think there is something with Intel driver too, thoughts?

NNiko6
New Contributor I
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Microsoft's driver doesn't enable HW acceleration for VP9 for Broadwell, because is older than 4080, which means that only CPU is involved for VP9 decoding.

The faster the CPU, the better the VP9 decoding by CPU only.

RMaha3
Beginner
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Ok, so this could be fair explanation for high res video. Even page scrolling is choppy and results in high CPU usage 40-60%.

RMaha3
Beginner
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Given that this appears to be Broadwell specific thing, is a patch or new version of driver expected. I bought Intel 5th gen with high expectation & my old 4th gen is much faster

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