The Intel Arc graphics cards, especially in the desktop segment, have not fared too well in gaming tests so far. A new Intel Arc driver update remedies this somewhat and improves performance by up to 80 percent.
Intel Arc driver update brings numerous improvements
The new Intel Arc driver update to version v3959 is supposed to improve the performance in games according to the manufacturer by up to 80 percent. Especially older games that run on the basis of DirectX 9 benefit from the improvement – up to now, Intel’s focus was mainly on modern DirectX 12 and Vulkan titles.
Especially here, the performance could compete with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, so now older games will also get more performance.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Starcraft 2 and other titles are supposed to benefit the most from the new driver in 108op resolution and in QHD or 1440p. Especially in CS:GO, the frame rate is almost doubled. Here, the performance increases by 79 percent.
At least Intel presents this in a graphic using the Intel Arc A770 as an example, but the A750 and A380 should also be able to benefit from the Intel Arc driver update. “Less than two months after release, we’re delivering up to 1.8x better performance in select DX9 titles,” Intel said.
In addition, the company said it continues to work on improving gaming performance and general driver improvements, which will be released in 2023. Especially in the notebook segment, the distribution with Intel Arc continues to pick up speed. Intel also presented the Intel Arc Mobile chips in April, which were then used in new notebooks from Lenovo or the HP Spectre x360 16, for example.