Recently, Intel released its first UWD (Universal Windows Drivers) for Windows 10. The new generation drivers launched by the Intel will replace the current Windows drivers as these are optimized for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.
To explain the Universal Windows Drivers and how these drivers are different from the current Windows drivers, Microsoft has published a full page article over its website. These new generation drivers by Intel will allow the developers to create a single driver package that can run over different devices from embedded systems to tablets and desktop PCs.
As of now, the new drivers have been made available to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but later these will be available for 64-bit Operating System only.
The UWD from Intel will improve the overall performance of the following games and will provide support for them as well.
- Fallout 4
- Far Cry 5
- FIFA 18
- Path of Exile
- The Sims 4
- Borderlands 2
- Euro Truck Simulator 2
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Rocket League
- Witcher 3
- Farming Simulator 2019
UWD will also bring the following improvements:
- The new drivers will provide Automatic Game Tuning Feature Updates.
- It will also reduce RAM consumption while using OpenGL.
- The new generation drivers will Improve battery life while using Display Refresh Rate Switching (DRRS) on supported monitors.
- Improvements in Vulkan Driver Stability will also be noticed.
This update by Intel will fix issues in the previous drivers and will improve the overall performance too. Users having Intel hardware on their system can reach the official website of Intel and update their drivers to the latest version. The new generation drivers are available only in .exe format to make sure the legacy drivers are removed completely.