The latest Intel Arc driver download is now available, and it promises to fix corruption issues in both Starfield and Alan Wake 2. The latest 220.127.116.1153 WHQL Intel GPU driver update also shows Intel continuing to wade through its sea of frame rate issues in DirectX 11 games, with performance addressed in both Halo: The Master Chief Collection and World War Z.
This new Intel graphics card driver not only supports separate graphics cards, such as the Intel Arc A770, but also supports the integrated Intel UHD Graphics and Iris Xe system found inside its CPUs, such as the new Intel Core i9-14900K, as well as its older Iris Xe DG1 graphics cards.
In Starfield, Intel says the new driver fixes a problem during night scenes, where gamers could see flickering color corruption in the sky. Similarly, the new driver also addresses corruption on reflective surfaces and water in Alan Wake 2.
Meanwhile, the DirectX 11 game performance fixes both concern specific versions of games on different stores. The driver addresses lower-than-expected frame rates in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Game Pass, and World War Z on the Epic Games Store.
You can download the new Intel 18.104.22.16853 Arc GPU driver here.
The full list of fixes and known issues in the new Intel Arc driver is listed below:
- Starfield (DX12) may exhibit flickering color corruption in the sky during night scenes.
- Alan Wake 2 (DX12) may exhibit corruptions on water and reflective surfaces.
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection (DX11) may experience lower-than-expected performance with the Xbox Game Pass version.
- World War Z (DX11) may experience lower-than-expected performance with the Epic Games Store version.
- Ghostrunner 2 (DX11) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay.
- Total War: Pharaoh (DX11) may exhibit corruption after changing resolution in game on certain displays.
- Starfield (DX12) may exhibit corruption when using Dynamic Resolution Scaling. A workaround is to change the Render Resolution Scale slider value.
- 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
- 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 Core processor (12th-14th gen)
- Dragon Quest X Online (DX9) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay
Intel Arc Control
- Using Arc Control Studio capture with certain games may incorrectly generate multiple video files.
- The ‘Connector’ type in the Display page may incorrectly show DisplayPort 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 the system reboot. A workaround is to use 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.
Intel has yet to make a GPU that has made it onto our best graphics card guide, but the Arc A770 showed a huge improvement in performance compared to its previous efforts, and it’s good to see Intel bashing out regular driver updates to fix game issues.
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