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New Intel Arc Drivers Deliver Performance Uplifts For Bioshock Infinite and More!

Intel has today released Arc graphics card drivers version 101.4826 Beta bringing in new Game-On Driver support as well as some performance improvements for two DX11 games.

Intel Arc Drivers Ver. 101.4826 Beta

The new Arc graphics driver version has introduced Game-On driver support for CyberPunk Phantom Liberty which releases on the 26th of September as well as PayDay 3 which releases on the 21st of September, Lies of P which is out now and Party Animals which releases tomorrow.

Often Intel shares some improvements with performance on older titles which with this update is Hitman Absolution gaining 17% at 1080p Ultra and Bioshock Infinite gaining 27% at 1080p Very High. Trackmania has also received a fix for game crashes when the game is launched.

This driver update can be downloaded from Intel.com or through the Arc Control application.

Gaming Highlights

Intel Game On Driver support on Intel Arc A-series Graphics for:

  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom
  • Payday 3
  • Lies of P
  • Party Animals

Game performance improvements versus Intel 31.0.101.4824 software driver for:

  • Hitman Absolution* (DX11)
    Up to 17% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Bioshock Infinite* (DX11)
    Up to 27% uplift at 1080p with Very High settings

Fixed Issues:

Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Trackmania* (DX11) may experience an application crash during game launch.

Known Issues:

Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Starfield* (DX12) may experience sporadic instability in some areas of the game.
  • Starfield* (DX12) may exhibit corruption when using Dynamic Resolution Scaling. A workaround is to change the Render Resolution Scale slider value.
  • Starfield* (DX12) may exhibit low texture details on certain objects in the game.
  • Starfield* (DX12) may exhibit texture flickering on light sources during gameplay.
  • UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection* (DX12) may exhibit texture corruption on characters.
  • Halo Infinite* (DX12) campaign may experience an application crash on some system configurations.
  • Dead by Daylight* (DX11) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors when using some models for video enhancement.
  • Adobe After Effects* may experience an application crash during render operations.
  • Some Intel Arc A-Series Graphics notebooks may incorrectly report a higher value than expected for default clock frequency value.

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.
Jakob Aylesbury

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