Intel has released the latest beta graphics driver package, Arc & Iris Graphics 22.214.171.12414, which includes various gaming optimizations. Curiously, this version of the software does not include fixes for previous driver versions, and the list of known arc graphics issues is still quite long.
The new driver also includes support for AEW: Fight Forever and Layers of Fear. However, the most notable feature of the new Arc & Iris Graphics 126.96.36.19914 beta software is the significant performance improvement for Arc graphics cards in Assassin’s Creed Unity. This game was released almost 9 years ago and since then the Assassin’s Creed series has been filled with many different parts.
As you know, Intel Arc graphics cards are primarily optimized for games that use more modern graphics APIs like DirectX 12 and Vulkan, and Intel itself openly admits that its accelerators may not be the best choice for those who prefer old ones Want to play games with support for more mature APIs like DirectX 11. However, that doesn’t mean Intel isn’t working on optimizing its graphics to work with more mature graphical programming interfaces. In the case of Assassin’s Creed Unity, the company increased the gaming performance of its Arc graphics cards by up to 313% at 1440p at high quality settings and up to 271% at 1080p at very high quality settings compared to the previous WHQL driver version 4502.
The Arc & Iris Graphics 188.8.131.5214 beta driver also improves performance in F1 22 (DX12) and Deathloop (DX12) games. In the first case, the performance increase is up to 36% when using 1080p resolution and high image quality settings, up to 20% when using 1440p and up to 10% when using 1080p resolution, maximum image quality settings and ray tracing enabled. Deathloop increased performance by up to 10% at 1080p and up to 8% at 1440p. All of these results were recorded on a test system with a Core i9-13900K processor and an Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics card.
You can download the Arc & Iris Graphics 184.108.40.20614 beta graphics driver for Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating systems from Intel’s official website.