New Intel® Arc™ Graphics driver update promises game performance improvements

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New Intel® Arc™ Graphics driver update promises game performance improvements

Intel has released a new graphics driver update, version 31.0.101.5186/31.0.101.5234 (WHQL Certified), for Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics, Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, and Intel® Core™ Ultra Processors with Intel® Arc™ Graphics.

The driver update includes support for Intel® Game On Driver on Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics and Intel® Core™ Ultra with Intel® Arc™ Graphics for specific games, including Enshrouded, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Tekken 8, and Palworld.

Game performance improvements have been noted on Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products compared to the previous 31.0.101.5085 software driver.

  • 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

Similar performance improvements have been reported for Intel® Core™ Ultra with Intel® Arc™ Graphics against the previous 31.0.101.5122 software driver:

  • 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

 

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The driver update is compatible with various operating systems, including Microsoft Windows® 10-64 (October 2022 Update), Microsoft Windows 11-64 (October 2021 Update, September 2022 Update, October 2023 Update), and supports a range of Intel® processor families, including 11th Gen, 12th Gen, 13th Gen, and 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Intel® Core™ Ultra processor family, Intel® Iris® Xe Dedicated Graphics family, and Intel® Arc® Graphics family.

Intel® Arc™ 7 Graphics
Intel® Arc™ 7 Graphics. Image Credit: intel.com

 

The driver offers the latest feature enhancements and bug fixes, which may not be customized by computer manufacturers (OEMs). Users should be aware that installing this generic graphics driver will replace the OEM graphics driver. Users are encouraged to check for matching OEM driver versions on OEM websites to ensure compatibility.

For those encountering errors during the driver update, detailed information and solutions are available. Any graphics issues found using Intel generic graphics drivers should be reported directly to Intel. Corporate customers are advised to use OEM drivers and report issues through their respective vendors.

Users can refer to the Release Notes for installation instructions, supported hardware, and additional information about the driver update. It is important to note that the driver or software for Intel® components might have been changed or replaced by the computer manufacturer, and users are advised to consult with their computer manufacturer to avoid losing features or customizations.

See a list of computer manufacturer support websites.

 

About Intel

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