Latest Intel Arc Driver Massively Boosts Framerates By Up To 119%

Latest Intel Arc Driver Massively Boosts Framerates By Up To 119%

Latest Intel Arc Driver Massively Boosts Framerates By Up To 119%

Intel has been catching up on driver side of things for its Arc GPUs, given it’s a late player in the graphics card scene. The company has been steadily making progress, and the latest update, version number 4885, has varying levels of framerate improvements in DX12 and DX11 titles, some of which even doubled in performance with the new driver.

The improvements this time around varies from +5% courtesy of Naraka: Bladepoint (DX11) all the way up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11), which gained a massive 119% performance boost. Other titles such as the newly-released Forza Motorsport (as part of the Game On driver suite) gained 19%, while Resident Evil 4 gained 27% in ray-tracing-enabled DXR API. The full list of improvements are as follows (list courtesy of Videocardz):

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
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

The comparison data for framerate uplifts, according to the Intel’s driver page, is compared to version 4826 for DX12/DXR titles, and 4669 for DX11 titles. Aside from that, this driver also provides Game On driver support for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, on top of Forza Motorsport reboot mentioned above.

Intel Arc / Iris Xe GPU owners can download the latest drivers here.

Pokdepinion: I imagine the comparison of the same card to its result just a year ago would be huge. 

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