Intel’s graphics drivers are coming along nicely, with each new release bringing old and new titles into the fold. The latest Arc beta graphics driver (released earlier this week) brings notable performance improvements in Assassins Creed Unity and F1 2022. In addition to adding Game On Driver support for AEW: Fight Forever and Layers of Fear, it also fine-tunes the performance of a controversial DirectX 11 title.
The Arc 184.108.40.20614 BETA driver boosts game performance by up to 313% in Assassin’s Creed Unity at 1440p when using High graphics settings. The Arc A750 was 271% faster at 1080p using the Very High graphics settings. The A770 should see similar gains in Ubisoft’s popular action-adventure game set in Paris.
A couple of recent titles have also received a nifty performance upgrade with the beta driver. F1 2022 is up to 36% faster at 1080p when using the High graphics settings. The gains fall to 20% when the resolution is increased to 1440p. Maxing out all the graphics options, including ray tracing, decreases the performance boost to 10%.
Dealthloop is another controversial title released by Bethesda shortly before the Microsoft acquisition. It features FSR 2 and a bunch of other AMD technologies. With this beta driver update, the Arc A750 is 10% faster in Deathloop at 1080p when using the Ultra graphics settings. Raising the resolution to 1440p and decreasing the settings to Very High erodes the gain to 8%. The driver changelog is as follows:
Intel® Game On Driver support on Intel® Arc™ A-series Graphics for:
- AEW: Fight Forever*
- Layers of Fear*
Game performance improvements versus Intel® 220.127.116.1102 software driver for:
- Assassin’s Creed Unity* (DX11)
- Up to 271% uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
- Up to 313% uplift at 1440p with High settings
- F1 22* (DX12)
- Up to 36% uplift at 1080p with High settings
- Up to 20% uplift at 1440p with High settings
- Up to 10% uplift at 1080p with Ultra High settings and all Ray Tracing settings on
- Deathloop* (DX12)
- Up to 10% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
- Up to 8% uplift at 1440p with Very High settings