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sneakymoose
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Registered: ‎08-17-2011
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Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

Just a heads up for people looking to get a little more performance from the Intel on CPU graphics...

 

I noticed that Lenovo has updated the Intel graphics drivers to version 8.15.10.2418: http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/ddfm/MIGR-77280.html

 

My i5 X220 Win 7 x64 machine had 8.15.10.2342 installed, and I decided to go ahead and install the recent update.

 

After installing this and rebooting, I re-ran the Windows Experience Index assessment and noticed that the Graphics subscore has moved to 6.3 from the prior 5.9. The Gaming graphics subscore remains the same as before at 6.3. I haven't noticed any day to day difference yet, but perhaps others will.

 

Note that this update isn't showing up in Lenovo System Update (at least not for me anyway). But you can manually download and install from the link above.

Kruger
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Message 2 of 21

Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

Well it did quite the opposite to me. My graphics score move to 4.2 from 4.7 and gaming graphics move to 5.7 from 6.1.

How on earth did you have that high scores for graphics to even begin with? Mine is X220 i5 also.
sneakymoose
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Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

I'm not sure why they would be so different... Are you running on battery? Mine is powered via 65W adapter through UltraSeries 3 base. Mine is a 4286 CTO with i5-2520M (2.5 GHz). I am using UEFI instead of legacy BIOS.

 

I don't think it should make a difference, but just in case it does, here is more info on my laptop: extra DIMM (3rd party) installed bringing RAM to 8 GB. BIOS 1.20. mSATA SSD (MyDigitalSSD 64 GB) is startup disk, but ProgramData and Users are on 320 GB drive. Both drives use BitLocker drive encryption (via TPM). The system takes a long time to post (at power on and with reboot) due to Lenovo's problems in the firmware. OS is Win 7 x64 Ultimate. The X220 lid is closed. The laptop is connected to a 1920x1200 display via DisplayPort-DVI adapter

 

After the computer rebooted I waited a few minutes for Windows services to settle down before starting the WEI assessments.

vivithemage
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Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

I'll try when I get home, thanks.

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Message 5 of 21

Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

Yep, my Graphics (Desktop Aero) score has also improved from 5.9 to 6.3 with this 2418 driver on my X220 i7. Previous driver I had was 2432 as well.

This moves the whole machine index to 6.3 as well. Nice improvement.
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| X220 i7-2620M | 12.5" HD IPS | Intel 180GB SSD | Crucial 480GB mSATA SSD | 8GB DDR3 | Intel 7260 AC |
| X260 i7-6600U | 12.5" FHD IPS | Samsung 860Pro 512GB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | Intel 8260 AC |
jimls
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Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

Thanks very much.  My score with an I7 and msata SSD improved to 6.3 as well.

 

Jim

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Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

I installed Half Life 2 from Steam, and it runs very well. Yes it's an older game, but i runs good and smooth.
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| X220 i7-2620M | 12.5" HD IPS | Intel 180GB SSD | Crucial 480GB mSATA SSD | 8GB DDR3 | Intel 7260 AC |
| X260 i7-6600U | 12.5" FHD IPS | Samsung 860Pro 512GB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | Intel 8260 AC |
morellaa
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Message 8 of 21

Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

Worked for me.  The upgrade moved my graphics performance from 5.9 to 6.4.  (i7, X220 Win 7 x64)

 

Thank you!

SpiniSpipi
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Registered: ‎08-22-2011
Location: Los Angeles
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Message 9 of 21

Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

The new driver did not improve my WEI score. (5.9 -> 5.9 on aero performance) Any idea?

X220 i7 8GB Intel SSD
SpiniSpipi
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Message 10 of 21

Re: Intel graphics drivers performance improvement

Nevermind, it got up to 6.2 on the second run. Probably because of that the power profile wasn't set correctly.

X220 i7 8GB Intel SSD

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