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C for Metal Development Package

The Intel® C for Metal development package is a software development package for Intel® Graphics Technology. It includes the Intel® C for Metal Compiler, the Intel® C for Metal Runtime, Intel® Media Driver for VAAPI, and reference examples, which can be used to develop applications accelerated by Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator. A typical application contains two kinds of source code, kernel and host. The kernel is written in Intel® C for Media language, compiled to GPU ISA binary by the Intel® C for Metal Compiler, and executed on the GPU. Host manages workloads through the Intel® C for Metal Runtime and user mode media driver.


Release Date: 
Mar 02, 2018
Windows Package

Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows can be downloaded from

Branch 15.60 is recommended for this package ( was verified with this package).

The source code of Intel C for Media compiler and examples in the package are maintained on github:, commit id: 350b433b3d1dc40eae9bf7b8b79de75bbee085e8