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Intel Arc GPUs get a Performance Boost of up to 750% with Graphics Driver Update

Intel’s latest Graphics Driver 31.0.101.4952 confers a significant performance boost on the Arc Alchemist GPUs. The Arc A-series cards are (now) substantially faster in DX11 games while enjoying nifty gains in new titles. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is the highlight of the driver update, being up to 750% faster on the Arc A750, at 1080p using the Enhanced settings. Guild Wars 2, another DX11 title, gets an average FPS gain of 53% at 1080p Ultra, while World War Z is 113% faster. Yakuza 0 has also been fine-tuned for Arc Alchemist GPUs, offering an average FPS gain of 154% at 1080p Ultra.

Several other DX11 games also get minor performance upgrades, ranging from 9% to 37% at 1080p Ultra. Notable mentions include Sniper Elite 3 (37% faster), Euro Truck Simulator 2 (27% faster), and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (20% faster).

The Intel Graphics Driver 31.0.101.4952 also optimizes recently launched games such as, “The Talos Principle 2” and Returnal. These DX12 titles are 19% and 53% faster on the Arc A750 using these drivers. Game On Driver support for the following titles has also been added.

  • The Talos Principle 2* 
  • Robocop: Rogue City* 
  • Star Ocean II R* 
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III* 
  • Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name* 

A Summary of Performance “FPS” Uplifts versus Intel 31.0.101.4900 software driver: 

  • The Talos Principle 2* (DX12)
    • Up to 19% average FPS uplift at 1440p with High settings
  • Returnal* (DX12)
    • Up to 53% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Epic Ray Tracing settings 

Game performance improvements versus Intel® 31.0.101.4887 software driver for8: 

  • Guild Wars 2* (DX11)
    • Up to 53% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection* (DX11)
    • Up to 750% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Enhanced settings
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V* (DX11)
    • Up to 6% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Total War: Warhammer* (DX11)
    • Up to 10% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Lost Ark* (DX11)
    • Up to 15% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2* (DX11)
    • Up to 16% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Extreme settings
  • Sniper Elite 3* (DX11)
    • Up to 37% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • World War Z* (DX11)
    • Up to 113% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2* (DX11)
    • Up to 27% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Yakuza 0* (DX11)
    • Up to 154% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare* (DX11)
    • Up to 20% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Alien: Isolation* (DX11)
    • Up to 9% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Far Cry* Primal (DX11)
    • Up to 14% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Far Cry 5 (DX11)
    • Up to 14% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Far Cry New Dawn (DX11)
    • Up to 11% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

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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