HELP my graphics card name changed


korn

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I went to a shop to add more ram to my laptop

but like right now I checked taskmgr but my graphics card name changed from Intel(R) UHD graphics to Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics

I DONT KNOW WHATS HAPPENING

but what i do know is I restarted my laptop and I didn't update anything, and also I was cleaning my c drive
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows version - 23H2 Insider Preview OS Build 22635.2700

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1235U
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1020
    Hard Drives
    OS (C:) (200GB)
    Data (D:) (275GB)
    Mouse
    Fantech Phantom II VX6
    Internet Speed
    Average: 5MB/s Highest: 15MB/S Lowest: 100KB/s
    Browser
    Google Chrome, Opera GX, Firefox, Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Kasperky Total Security
    Other Info
    Version 23H2 Insider Preview (OS Build 22635.3420)
I have 2 Notebooks with the same onboard Intel Iris Xe adapter, a Dell Vostro I'm on now with the driver dated in July this year. The other is an HP Laptop 15, kinda low end I was given for parts but fixed, whose driver is dated mid-2020. Both work fine but the HP is from 2019 with Win10 but had an issue when upgraded to Win11 with a red line across the screen the screen flashing to black and back, ended up with a fully clean drive and install, problem now gone. If the graphics are working as desired I wouldn't worry about the name.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
i just want to know why the graphics card name changed
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1235U
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1020
    Hard Drives
    OS (C:) (200GB)
    Data (D:) (275GB)
    Mouse
    Fantech Phantom II VX6
    Internet Speed
    Average: 5MB/s Highest: 15MB/S Lowest: 100KB/s
    Browser
    Google Chrome, Opera GX, Firefox, Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Kasperky Total Security
    Other Info
    Version 23H2 Insider Preview (OS Build 22635.3420)
Probably because the driver was updated. Be glad. Iris graphics are a significant improvement, .The following is from Intel specs of i5-1235U
Screenshot 2023-11-13 090854.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
i just want to know why the graphics card name changed
I went to a shop to add more ram to my laptop

but like right now I checked taskmgr but my graphics card name changed from Intel(R) UHD graphics to Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics

I DONT KNOW WHATS HAPPENING

but what i do know is I restarted my laptop and I didn't update anything, and also I was cleaning my c drive
You state "I went to a shop..." If this was a recent visit, within a month or so, contact them for some information/advice. As an additional note, I doubt it's anything to be too concerned about, since it is most likely an update.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microcenter B677
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-9400
    Motherboard
    ASRock H310CM-HDV/M.2
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Intel Kaby Lake - High Definition Audio / cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech) [A0]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Model: GSM59F1
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1080
    Case
    Lian Li 205M
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky AV
Don't think this is a specific name change but it switched from using UHD video to Xe. Appears Xe graphics is only available on mobile CPUs. Your post caused me to look into this as I have no experience with Xe graphics. Apparently your laptop(which CPU are you using?) has both video hardware imbedded in the CPU. Perhaps it was a video driver update that caused the switch?

Which PC Upgrades Will Improve Your Performance the Most?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7/10/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    I'm a computer enthusiast so have quite a few systems that I run. More like an advanced hobby.
I'm on my HP Laptop now and see I misspoke, it has the Intel Iris Plus driver, accounts for the different date of the driver since the Notebook is from 2019. As for the screen blanking issue it had when it was given to me, no recurrence of the problem since clean install a week ago.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

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