Intel has finally launched its mythical Arc A580 GPU at an MSRP of $179. It slots between the A750 and A770, aiming for the GeForce RTX 3050 and Radeon RX 6600. The latest Intel Graphics driver also optimizes multiple popular games for the Arc GPUs while adding Game On Driver support for Call of Duty: Moder Warfare III, Total War: Pharaoh, and Lords of the Fallen. Starfield and Forza Motorsport should now run considerably smoother on Arc Alchemist graphics cards.
Compared to the previous driver, Bethesda’s Starfield is now up to 117% and 149% faster on the Arc A750 at 1080p Ultra and 1440p High, respectively. Forza Motorsport gets a nominal 8% uplift at 1080p Ultra. F1 2023, another racing simulator, has also gotten a hefty improvement. The game is now up to 12% and 136% faster at 1440p Ultra High and 4K Ultra High, respectively.
The Arc 188.8.131.5287 graphics driver supports the following integrated and dedicated graphics processors:
- 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H)
- 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX, Alder Lake-N)
- 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake-S, Raptor Lake-HX, Raptor Lake-H, Raptor Lake-P, Raptor Lake-U)
- Intel® Iris® Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1)
- Intel® Arc® Graphics family (Codename Alchemist)
- Support for Intel® Arc™ A580 Graphics.
Intel® Game On Driver support on Intel® Arc™ A-series Graphics for:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III* Beta
- Total War: PHARAOH*
- Lords of the Fallen*
Game performance improvements versus Intel® 184.108.40.20685 software driver for:
- Starfield* (DX12)
- Up to 117% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
- Up to 149% uplift at 1440p with High settings
- Forza Motorsport* (DX12)
- Up to 8% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
Game performance improvements versus Intel® 220.127.116.1126 software driver for:
- F1 23* (DX12)
- Up to 12% uplift at 1440p with Ultra High settings
- Up to 136% uplift at 2160p with Ultra High settings