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Intel Arc Driver Boosts Performance by up to 268% in DX11 Games, Optimizes Palworld

The latest Arc graphics driver boosts the performance of multiple DX11 titles by as much as ~270% with some nifty gains for newer DX12 games

Intel’s latest Arc graphics driver 31.0.101.5186/31.0.101.5234 brings several performance improvements to DX11 titles while optimizing several recent releases. The WHQL-certified driver adds “Game On” driver support to the Arc A750/A770/A580 for Enshrouded, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Tekken 8, and Palworld. The same is added to the Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” processors for Infinite Wealth Tekken 8 and Palworld.

The Arc driver also improves the performance of a few dozen DX11 games, most notably Apex Legends, Anno 1800, Elex 2, Hunt Showdown, Just Cause 3, Just Cause 4, Civ VI, Space Engineers, and Warframe. These titles are now up to 26%, 33%, 101%, 27%, 160%, 268%, 32%, 69%, and 20% faster on the Arc A750 and A770. There are some minor bumps for newer DX12 games as well. Noteworthy names include Returnal, Tekken 8, and The Last of Us Pt 1.

The Xe-LPG tGPU on the Meteor Lake processors has also been treated to a few upgrades. Like A Dragon and Returnal/The Last of Us Pt 1 are 25% and 6% faster using the latest Arc graphics driver. Hopefully, by the time Battlemage launches, we’ll have gotten several more of these patches.

GAMING HIGHLIGHTS:

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

  • Enshrouded*
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League*
  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth*
  • Tekken 8*
  • Palworld*

Intel® Game On Driver support on Intel® Core™ Ultra with Intel® Arc™ Graphics for:

  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth*
  • Tekken 8*
  • Palworld*

Game performance improvements on Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products versus Intel® 31.0.101.5085 software driver for:

  • Albion Online* (DX11)
    • Up to 11% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Anno 1800* (DX11)
    • Up to 33% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra High settings
  • Apex Legends* (DX11)
    • Up to 26% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate* (DX11)
    • Up to 13% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra High settings
  • Black Desert Online* (DX11)
    • Up to 18% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Elder Scrolls Online* (DX11)
    • Up to 10% average FPS uplift at 4K with Ultra settings
  • Elex II* (DX11)
    • Up to 101% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Humankind* (DX11)
    • Up to 11% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Fantastic settings
  • Hunt: Showdown* (DX11)
    • Up to 27% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Just Cause 3* (DX11)
    • Up to 160% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
  • Just Cause 4* (DX11)
    • Up to 268% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
  • New World* (DX11)
    • Up to 13% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
  • Returnal* (DX12)
    • Up to 8% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Epic settings
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm* (DX11)
    • Up to 32% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Sons of the Forest* (DX11)
    • Up to 15% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Space Engineers* (DX11)
    • Up to 69% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Extreme settings
  • Star Citizen* (DX11)
    • Up to 9% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
  • Star Wars Squadrons* (DX11)
    • Up to 6% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Stellaris* (DX11)
    • Up to 5% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Tekken 8* (DX12)
    • Up to 15% average FPS uplift at 4K with Ultra settings
  • The Last of Us Part 1* (DX12)
    • Up to 8% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Warframe* (DX11)
    • Up to 20% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Watch Dogs: Legion* (DX11)
    • Up to 16% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • XCOM 2* (DX11)
    • Up to 4% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Maximum settings

Game performance improvements on Intel® Core™ Ultra with Intel® Arc™ Graphics versus Intel® 31.0.101.5122 software driver for:

  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth* (DX12)
    • Up to 25% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Returnal* (DX12)
    • Up to 6% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Low settings
  • The Last of Us Part 1* (DX12)
    • Up to 6% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very Low settings

Areej Syed

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