Intel Graphics Beta Driver fixes more bugs and improves performance in many games

Step by step, Arc GPUs are evolving.

Sonic Frontiers

Intel Graphics has released Arc Graphics Driver Beta introducing support for four games and optimisations from three to eight per cent for eight others, whilst not forgetting bug fixes.

Intel announced up to eight per cent improvements in Dirt 5 at 1440p with ultra-high settings, three per cent in Far Cry 6 at 1440p with ultra settings, and seven per cent in Ghostwire Tokyo at 1440p with cinematic settings.

This update fixed the low performance in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (DX11), ironed out some textures corruption in Doom Eternal (Vulkan) plus Forza Horizon 5 (DX12), and got rid of flickering in Death Stranding Director’s Cut (DX12). It also took care of many hot-plugging-related issues alongside a handful of Arc Control software bugs.

On the other side, there is still a bunch of issues waiting to be fixed, such as Sonic Frontiers’ flickering corruption on Intel Arc A380 products, system hanging while waking up from sleep, and most importantly, missing GPU hardware acceleration on some versions of Adobe Premiere Pro.

Once again, we are happy to see Team Blue – or any manufacturer for that matter – continuing work on its hardware to provide a better experience for the user.

Marvels Spiderman Miles Morales

The full list of changes can be found below:

Intel Game On Driver support on Intel Arc A-series Graphics for:

  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Marvels Spiderman: Miles Morales
  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
  • Dysterra

Game performance improvements versus the Intel software driver on Intel Arc A770 Graphics Products for:

  • Chorus: Up to 3% using 1440p with Epic settings.
  • Dirt 5: Up to 8% using 1440p with Ultra High settings.
  • Far Cry 6:
    • Up to 3% using 1080p with Ultra preset settings.
    • Up to 3% using 1440p with Ultra preset settings.
  • Forza Horizon 5
    • Up to 3% using 1080p with Extreme settings.
    • Up to 3% using 1440p with High preset settings.
  • Ghostwire Tokyo: Up to 7% using 1440p with Cinematic settings.
  • Gotham Knights: Up to 5% using 1080p with Highest preset settings.
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Up to 3% using 1080p with Ultra preset settings.
    • Up to 3% using 1440p with High preset settings.
  • Sniper Elite 5: Up to 3% using 1080p with Ultra settings

Fixed Issues Related to Driver

  • Doom Eternal (Vulkan) may exhibit flickering corruption on certain textures in the “cultist base” map.
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (DX11) may experience lower than expected game performance.
  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut (DX12) may exhibit lighting or flickering corruption.
  • Forza Horizon 5 (DX12) may experience corruption lines when MSAA 2x is enabled

Known Issues Related to Driver

  • Sonic Frontiers (DX11) may experience flickering corruption on Intel Arc A380 Graphics Products when Frame Rate Limit setting is set to 60. A workaround is to set Frame Rate Limit to 30.
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard (DX12) may experience missing or corrupted shadows during the Submarine mission.
  • Payday 2 (DX9) may exhibit flickering corruption on specific water surfaces.
  • System may hang while waking up from sleep. May need to power cycle the system for recovery.
  • GPU hardware acceleration may not be available for media playback and encode with some versions of Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Blender may exhibit corruption while using Nishita Sky texture node

Fixed Issues Related to Arc Control

  • Arc Control may not start automatically after reboot.
  • Arc Control may not show up in Add or Remove programs list after update.
  • Hot-plugging a secondary display with Arc Control invoked may cause Arc Control to be unresponsive.
  • Hot-plugging a display with Arc Control Studio Capture audio device set to display audio may cause an error when attempting to capture or broadcast.
  • Hot-plugging peripheral devices such as cameras, microphones, or displays while Arc Control is open may cause Arc Control to become unresponsive.
  • Arc Control may incorrectly show Studio Capture as active when putting the system to sleep while recording
  • Resetting Arc Control to application defaults may not reset global “Tearing Migration” modes to default
  • Some Arc Control Telemetry metrics may not align with 3rd party applications or built-in OS functions.

Known Issues Related to Arc Control

  • Windows UAC Admin is required to install and launch Arc Control.
  • Arc Control may not scale automatically and may cause some UI toggles to become unresponsive when changing from a 1080p resolution to a 4K resolution. A workaround is to revert resolution or reboot.
  • Some applications may exhibit a transparent or blank window when CMAA is set to “Force ON” globally.
  • Some applications may exhibit pixel corruption when Sharpening Filter is enabled globally.
  • A 1440p resolution selection in Arc Control Studio Capture may be unavailable when the display native resolution is 4K.
  • Arc Control Studio Camera overlay position may not retain desired position and size after a system restart.
  • The Arc Control Studio Camera tab may take longer than expected responsiveness upon the first navigation.
  • Arc Control capture might stop working after system wake up from sleep