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Intel Arc GPU Driver Brings Massive Performance Uplift of up to 118% in DX11 Games

Intel’s latest Arc driver includes “Game On” support for two new and upcoming titles, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage and Forza Motorsport. The latter sees a 19% uplift in performance at 1440p using the “High” graphics settings. The Resident Evil 4 Remake is also up to 27% faster at 1080p when using the “High Ray Tracing” settings. The Last of Us, which was released in a deplorable state on PC also gets a slight uplift. That sums up the Arc driver optimizations for newer DirectX 12 titles.

GAMING HIGHLIGHTS:

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

  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage*
  • Forza Motorsport*

Game performance improvements versus Intel® 31.0.101.4826 software driver for:

Forza Motorsport* (DX12)

Up to 19% uplift at 1440p with High settings

Resident Evil 4* (DXR)

Up to 27% uplift at 1080p with High Ray Tracing settings

The Last of Us Part 1* (DX12)

Up to 12% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

For older DX11 games that require more attention on the driver side, a total of 17 titles have been optimized for the Arc Alchemist GPUs. The list includes popular multi-player games like Payday 3, Final Fantasy XIV Online, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Game performance improvements versus Intel® 31.0.101.4669 software driver for:

War Thunder* (DX11)

Up to 9% uplift at 1080p with Maximum settings

Payday 3* (DX11)

Up to 37% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Naraka: Bladepoint* (DX11)

Up to 5% uplift at 1080p with Highest settings

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege* (DX11)

Up to 32% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Final Fantasy XIV Online* (DX11)

Up to 7% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition* (DX11)

Up to 42% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3* (DX11)

Up to 88% uplift at 1080p with High settings

Total War: Warhammer 2* (DX11)

Up to 10% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Tomb Raider* (DX11)

Up to 10% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Mad Max* (DX11)

Up to 6% uplift at 1080p with Very High settings

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor* (DX11)

Up to 14% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare* (DX11)

Up to 90% uplift at 1080p with Extra settings

Deus Ex: Human Revolution* (DX11)

Up to 119% uplift at 1080p with High settings

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4* (DX11)

Up to 8% uplift at 1080p with Very High settings

BeamNG.drive* (DX11)

Up to 10% uplift at 1080p with High settings

Kingdom Come: Deliverance* (DX11)

Up to 22% uplift at 1080p with Ultra High settings

Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition* (DX11)

Up to 9% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets the largest bump in performance with up to 119% uplift at 1080p High. Modern Warfare comes in a close second with a boost of up to 90% at 1080p with the “Extra” graphics settings. Black Ops 3 gets an 88% uplift at 1080p when using the High settings on an Arc A750 or A770.

Payday 3, a popular competitive title, is now up to 37% faster on Arc Alchemist GPUs at 1080p Ultra settings. Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is also up to 42% faster with the latest Intel graphics driver. Other notable mentions include Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition, Kingdom Come Deliverance, and Rainbow Six Siege. These games are up to 9%, 22%, and 32% extra performance using the driver update.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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