In the world of technology, the software part of that hardware component is as important as the hardware features. For example, there can be serious performance differences between two video cards of the same model with an outdated and updated driver. Today, Intel has released an update for its Arc series cards that it has released in the past months. With the new driver, performance can double in some cases!
Double the performance with the new Intel driver!
The update is valid for Arc A750 and A770 graphics cards released in October. According to the data shared on Intel Arc’s official page today, the latest version, v3959, can lead to 2.3-fold performance increases in up to 99 percent of the tests made in some games.
In tests with DirectX 9, it is possible to see performance improvements from serious performance jumps to minor increases. Especially in CS: GO, League of Legends and Starcraft 2, the performance increases are noticeably higher at both 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
A full 2.3x performance boost at 1080p!
According to the table, League of Legends’ performance at 1440p Ultra increased from 228fps to 346fps. Again, at the same resolution and Ultra settings, CS: GO 179 fps was obtained with the old driver, while 317 fps was obtained with the new driver. When comparing the performance of CS:GO at 1080p high settings, we see a 2.3 times increase.
It is worth remembering that these tests were done with DirectX 9. Because Intel’s graphics cards already perform very well with Vulkan and DirectX 12. In this context, an update focused on the old standard DirectX 9 is also important for many games. The reason for this is that although Microsoft has software on simulating old standards to DirectX 12, the hardware itself does this directly, providing higher performance, which can already be seen in the table.
Intel emphasizes that such performance updates will continue. At the same time, the company seems to continue to come up with new graphics cards. So what do you think about this? Do you think we will continue to see such massive performance improvements on Intel graphics cards? Don’t forget to share your ideas with us in the comments section!