Intel has released the latest Arc & Iris Graphics driver package 126.96.36.19987 beta. It adds official support for the Intel Arc A580 graphics card. The new Intel software also includes support for new games: Total War: Pharaoh, Lords of the Fallen and the beta version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. However, the main feature of the fresh software is a significant increase in performance in Starfield.
Compared to the previous Intel driver version 188.8.131.5285, the new driver 184.108.40.20687 beta increases the performance of Arc graphics cards in Starfield (DX12) by 117% at 1080p resolution and maximum image quality and up to 149% at 1440p resolution and high Quality settings images. Additionally, the new software increases the performance of Intel Arc graphics cards in Forza Motorsport (DX12) by 8% at 1080p resolution and maximum image quality settings. Compared to Intel driver version 220.127.116.1126, the new driver increases Arc card performance by up to 12% at 1440p and very high image quality settings in F1 23 (DX12) and up to 136% at 2160p at the same image settings.
In the statement about the new driver, Intel also notes that it has fixed an issue with color distortion in Minecraft (DX12) in night scenes when ray tracing is enabled.
List of known issues:
- In the game Total War: Pharaoh (DX11), graphics distortion may occur after changing the resolution on some monitor models;
- In Starfield (DX12), graphical distortion may occur when using dynamic resolution scaling. Workaround: Change the value of the resolution scaling slider.
- in Starfield (DX12) distortions of the textures of some objects and light sources can be observed;
- The Halo Infinite (DX12) campaign may crash on some system configurations;
- Crashes in the game Dead by Daylight (DX11);
- Topaz Video AI may experience errors when using some video enhancement models.
You can download Arc & Iris Graphics Driver 18.104.22.16887 Beta from the official Intel website.