Intel has just released the latest version of their Arc GPU Graphics Drivers. Now, while we know there aren’t a huge number of Intel Arc users out there, or if there are, they’re staying pretty quiet about it, it’s clear that Intel has been making some pretty significant improvements since the launch of their first graphics cards, with each driver update bringing some decent improvements.
The release of version 101.5074 Beta adds optimization for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Total War: Pharaoh, Battlefield V, Crossout, Dishonored 2 and plenty more, all seeing a nice increase in performance. There’s also the release of several fixes, fixing bugs in Pharaoh, Alan Wake, Cyberpunk 2077, Counter-Strike 2 and more.
Game On Support:
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Game Performance Improvements
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (DX12)
Up to 8% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
Battlefield V (DX11)
Up to 23% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
Up to 5% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
Dishonored 2 (DX11)
Up to 16% average FPS uplift at 4K with Ultra settings
Dying Light 2 Stay Human (DX11)
Up to 31% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition (DX11)
Up to 12% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Highest settings
For Honor (DX11)
Up to 14% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Extreme settings
Up to 5% average FPS uplift at 1440p with High settings
Train Sim World 3 (DX11)
Up to 34% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
Total War: PHARAOH (DX11) may exhibit corruption after changing resolution in game on certain displays.
Alan Wake (DX9) may experience application crash when starting a new game.
Cyberpunk 2077 (DX12) may exhibit colorful pixel corruption during gameplay.
Counter-Strike 2 (DX11) may exhibit flickering pixels during gameplay with Multisampling Anti-Aliasing Mode set to 4X MSAA.
Ghostrunner 2 (DX11) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay.
Far Cry 3 (DX11) may experience application crash during gameplay.
Known Issues Intel Arc Graphics Products:
Fortnite (DX12) may exhibit line corruption during gameplay with certain Anti-Aliasing settings.
Dead by Daylight (DX11) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
Topaz Video AI may experience errors when using some models for video enhancement.
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics Products:
Driver installation may not complete successfully on certain notebook systems with both Intel Iris Xe + Iris Xe MAX devices. A system reboot and re-installation of the graphics driver may be required for successful installation.
Dragon Quest X Online (DX9) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay.
Intel Arc Control Known Issues
Using Arc Control Studio capture with certain games may incorrectly generate multiple video files.
The “Connector” type in the Display page may incorrectly show DP when using an HDMI display connection.
May observe “stream has already ended” pop-up after the power events with Capture/Highlights/Broadcast toggle on.
Arc Control may not retain overall application settings in Overlay mode after system reboot. A workaround is to use Desktop mode of Arc Control.
Intel Arc Control Performance Tuning (BETA):
Intel Arc Control Performance Tuning is currently in Beta. As such, performance and features may behave unexpectedly. Intel will continue to refine the Performance Tuning software in future releases.
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