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Intel Arc Graphics Driver Brings Performance Boost of up to 7-8% in 1440p Gaming Workloads

Intel’s latest graphics driver supports Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, Dysterra, Sonic Frontiers, Sonic, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. XeSS Super Resolution has been added to at least a dozen titles, if not more. In addition, a bunch of performance optimizations, including frame rate boosts of up to 8%, have also been factored into the update.

Fixes:

  • Arc Control may not start automatically after reboot.
  • Arc Control may not show up in Add or Remove programs list after the update.
  • Arc Control may incorrectly show Studio Capture as active when putting the system to sleep while recording
  • Resetting Arc Control to application defaults may not reset global “Tearing Migration” modes to default
  • Some Arc Control Telemetry metrics may not align with 3rd party applications or built-in OS functions

Hot-Plugging fixes:

  • Hot-plugging a secondary display with Arc Control invoked may cause Arc Control to be unresponsive.
  • Hot-plugging a display with Arc Control Studio Capture audio device set to display audio may cause an error when attempting to capture or broadcast.
  • Hot-plugging peripheral devices, such as cameras, microphones, or displays, while Arc Control is open may cause Arc Control to become unresponsive.

New Features:

  • New Game Sorting
  • UI Changes
  • Auto Game Highlights supported games list shown in the right tab

For a detailed list, refer to the release notes on the driver download page.

An overview of the performance improvements is as follows:

The driver team strives to optimize your gaming experience with Arc. Since our last driver release, we were able to increase the performance of Gotham Knights by up to 5% when using Ultra preset settings at 1080p so you can look better while dispensing justice all through the Knight. Don’t be scared either if you notice up to 7% performance improvements at 1440p on Ultra preset settings in Ghostwire Tokyo, crank those settings up and face the unknown in style. We also made performance improvements in the following:

Chorus*

  • Up to 3% using 1440p with Epic preset settings.

Dirt 5*

  • Up to 8% using 1440p with Ultra preset settings.

Far Cry 6*

  • Up to 3% using 1080p with Ultra preset settings.
  • Up to 3% using 1440p with Ultra preset settings.

Forza Horizon 5*

  • Up to 3% using 1080p with Ultra preset settings.
  • Up to 3% using 1440p with High preset settings.

Ghostwire Tokyo*

  • Up to 7% using 1440p on Ultra preset settings.

Gotham Knights*

  • Up to 5% using 1080p with Ultra preset settings.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy*

  • Up to 3% using 1080p with Ultra preset settings.
  • Up to 3% using 1440p with High preset settings.

Sniper Elite 5*

  • Up to 3% using 1080p with Ultra preset settings.
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