Get over 100% boost in FPS with the new Intel Arc graphics driver update

Intel arc GPU with updated graphics drivers.

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If you’re looking to get a big boost in your gaming performance, the new Intel Arc graphics driver update is where you should start your search. The recent change, released on February 26, features a noticeable uplift in performance for multiple titles, with some games even reaching a 155% framerate increase.

The new driver is for the Intel Arc Game On graphics cards, specifically the Meteor Lake Core Ultra with built-in Intel Arc GPUs. It’s a big performance upgrade for tons of games, particularly for those on DirectX 11, as revealed in the official release notes from Intel Arc. Assasin’s Creed Syndicate saw a 65% FPS boost, while Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI saw a 17% and 24% FPS increase, respectively. Most impressively, Just Cause 4 received a whopping 155% boost in framerate with the update.

New Intel Arc graphics driver update drastically improves framerate

Not only did several games get huge FPS boosts, but new titles have also seen an increase in performance. This includes the DirectX 12 update for Sea of Thieves and Last Epoch. Palworld, which still runs on DirectX 11, is another game getting an FPS upgrade, as well. Take note that the framerate improvements come from DirectX 11 titles with 1080p resolution at Medium settings. While you can set the game to whatever you’d like, the best performance in framerate comes from setting your game to the standard.

The Intel Arc graphics driver update also addressed some known bugs in Diablo 4, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves collection, and Dragon Quest X Online. These issues, such as terrain being corrupted or crashing when trying to load into the game, are likely next in line to be solved when it comes time for the next update.

Intel has been in the game for graphics cards for a while now. Even though they’re not quite up to par with some of the best GPUs on the market when it comes to pricing, it’s hard to beat them. They’ve been seeing considerable performance enhancements across the board, notably in gaming. Competing with industry giants like NVIDIA is no small task, but Intel is beginning to show they’re willing to put forth the effort. Still, they’ve got a while to go if they want to be on top.

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