Intel embraces Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform for future graphics drivers

Intel has a new graphics driver available, but it's a bit different than previous versions and comes with a pretty big warning—be careful if rolling back to a previous version, or you could mess up your system.

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kevnb50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

Why does this sound like Microsoft pr? It’s kind of misleading as well, they are talking about integrated graphics but fail to mention it.

Eonjay50d ago

PC gamer has been releasing gushing pro Microsoft articles lately. First this us about drivers not UWP and second Intel stated:

"Note that Microsoft requires the use of Windows Modern Drivers for Windows 10 1809 (RS5) and later. Intel will begin distributing Windows Modern Drivers for its products beginning in November 2018,"

Requiring someone to do something and then saying that they are embracing a completely separate system is not just dishonest, it makes it look like PC gamer thinks their audience is stupid.

kevnb50d ago

I see the astroturfers disagreeing, but no real good defence this time.

timotim50d ago

Of course its about integrated graphics...its UWP...for anyone to not understand this means they don't know much about the subject. This is a power move by Intel and Microsoft because the vast majority of consumer PCs run on integrated graphics. Think about Surface devices, Ultrabooks and tablets. That's big.

kevnb50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

Heres the thing, most people dont know much about these things. Thats why we see things like sd cards for the switch, or blank cds for music etc...
If anything intels drivers should have supported these apps long ago...

timotim50d ago

That's true. My guess is that the 2n1 market has become too big to ignore for Intel. Surface Pro and Go continue to gain in market share. Windows on Arm will be coming on strong in 2019. makes total sense.

RizBiz50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

UWP is disgusting.

timotim50d ago

UWP is what all Xbox One games and apps are based off of. Forza Horizon 4 is UWP...