Latest Intel Arc driver adds support for Assassin’s Creed Mirage

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The assassin Basim with his hood up, sneaking around Baghdad.

Intel has published driver version 101.4885 for Arc and Iris graphics cards, bringing support for new games and performance improvements to recent DirectX 12 titles.

This update debuts support for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which releases today and has been reviewed quite well. You jump back in time to ninth-century Bagdad, stepping into the shoes of Basim as he evolves from a thief to a fully-fledged member of the Assassin Brotherhood. The driver also adds support for Forza Motorsport, which is scheduled for October 10. Catapulting us back to modern days, you can get behind the wheel of hundreds of fast cars to drive around professional tracks.

Mirage is a much-awaited return to the foundations that made the AC series what it is today, and I am personally eager to try it. As for Forza, I am more into the Horizon series, but I will surely give this one a try if not for its advanced physics, then for its beautiful supercars.

Regarding performance, this update boosts Resident Evil 4 (DXR) by 27 per cent at 1080p using High Ray Tracing settings. Forza Motorsport (DX12) also advances by 19 per cent at 1440p on high and The Last of Us Part 1 (DX12) jumps by 12 per cent at 1080p on Ultra. Generally, very respectable uplifts, especially if the frame rates are above 30fps to begin with.

More impressively, these gains reach up to 119 per cent in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11) compared to driver version The same goes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (DX11), boosting by 90 per cent, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (DX11) by 88 per cent.

When it comes to bugs, Intel has managed to fix a handful. Notably, crashes in EA Sports FC 24, Fortnite, and Adobe After Effects, plus the instabilities encountered sometimes in Starfield are now a lot more stable.

You can download version 101.4885 (696.4MB) from Intel’s website here.

Forza Motorsport

The full list of changes can be found below:

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

  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  • Forza Motorsport

Game performance improvements versus Intel software driver for:

  • Forza Motorsport (DX12)
    • Up to 19% uplift at 1440p with High settings
  • Resident Evil 4 (DXR)
    • Up to 27% uplift at 1080p with High Ray Tracing settings
  • The Last of Us Part 1 (DX12)
    • Up to 12% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings

Fixed Issues
Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • EA Sports FC 24 (DX12) may experience application crashes during gameplay.
  • UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection (DX12) may exhibit texture corruption on characters.
  • Starfield (DX12) may experience sporadic instability in some areas of the game.
  • Dying Light 2 Stay Human (DX12) may exhibit colour corruption during gameplay.
  • Fortnite (DX12) may experience an application crash when the Global Illumination setting is set to Lumen Epic.
  • Adobe After Effects may experience an application crash during render operations.
  • Some Intel Arc A-Series Graphics notebooks may incorrectly report a higher value than expected for the default clock frequency value.

Known Issues
Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Starfield (DX12) may exhibit corruption when using Dynamic Resolution Scaling. A workaround is to change
  • the Render Resolution Scale slider value.
  • Starfield (DX12) may exhibit texture corruptions on certain objects and light sources during gameplay.
  • Minecraft (DX12) may exhibit colour corruptions in night scenes when the ray tracing setting is on.
  • Halo Infinite (DX12) campaign may experience an application crash on some system configurations.
  • Dead by Daylight (DX11) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Topaz Video AI may experience errors when using some models for video enhancement.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics Products:

  • Driver installation may not complete successfully on certain notebook systems with both Intel Iris Xe + Iris Xe MAX devices. A system reboot and re-installation of the graphics driver may be required for successful installation.

Intel Arc Control Known Issues

  • Using Arc Control Studio capture with certain games may incorrectly generate multiple video files.
  • The “Connector” type in the Display page may incorrectly show DP when using an HDMI display connection.
  • May observe “stream has already ended” pop-up after the power events with Capture/Highlights/Broadcast toggle on.
  • Arc Control may not retain overall application settings in Overlay mode after a system reboot. A workaround is to use the Desktop mode of Arc Control.

Intel Arc Control Performance Tuning (BETA):

  • Intel Arc Control Performance Tuning is currently in Beta. As such, performance and features may behave unexpectedly. Intel will continue to refine the Performance Tuning software in future releases.