Intel graphics drivers can now be updated separately from OEM customizations, as the company has disconnected them from your PC manufacturer.
Intel today released a new set of GPU driver updates that bring a major change for those using PC OEMs, basically latops. The latest drivers disconnect the general driver updates from OEM customizations, which means you can now update your GPU drivers directly from Intel without losing the customizations made by your computer manufacturer.
This eliminates the need to wait for OEM validation before you receive the latest Intel Graphics Driver Updates on your PC.
Intel reports about it : We understand how much our users want the freedom to upgrade their systems with GPU drivers that are released regularly and provide the latest game enhancements, feature updates and fixes. From this version, Intel Graphics DCH drivers are now unlocked for free upgrade to Download Center.
According to Intel Notes, you can simply download the .exe files and install the drivers on Intel 6G and later processors, as long as you are running Windows 10 Fall Creators or later. Your PC manufacturer's customizations will remain intact and can be updated separately by your manufacturer via Windows Update.
Theoretically, this means, for example, that Surface users can update their graphics drivers at will, without having to worry about customization created by Microsoft, especially for Surface computers. The same goes for any other computer manufacturer.