Another Driver Update, Another Set of Huge Performance Boosts for Free, as Intel Arc GPUs Keep Getting Better

Intel’s latest graphics driver, Arc GPU version 31.0.101.5379, brings a burst of performance enhancements for both discrete and integrated graphics. A wide range of popular titles receive significant frame rate boosts, including Horizon Forbidden West, Dragon’s Dogma 2, and more.

Performance Enhancements and Supported Games


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On desktop Arc graphics cards, Detroit: Become Human witnesses an impressive 172% average fps boost at 1440p with Ultra details. Granblue Fantasy: Relink also sees a substantial speed-up with a 174% boost at 1080p (Ultra). Dragon’s Dogma 2, Assassin’s Creed Origins, God of War, and Conqueror’s Blade all receive notable performance improvements.

Integrated Arc graphics in Intel Core Ultra CPUs show similar gains. Assassin’s Creed Origins benefits from a massive 117% boost, while Dragon’s Dogma 2 sees an 18% uplift.

Concerns over Battlemage’s Silence

While these driver updates bring promising performance gains, the lack of news on Intel’s next-generation Battlemage GPUs is concerning. Rumours suggest that development is facing challenges, potentially delaying the launch to 2025. However, if Intel can overcome these obstacles and deliver strong hardware alongside continuous driver improvements, Battlemage could challenge the budget GPU market in the future.

FAQs

Q: What games receive the most significant performance boosts?
A: Detroit: Become Human, Granblue Fantasy: Relink, Dragon’s Dogma 2, and Conqueror’s Blade see the most substantial frame rate increases.

Q: When are Battlemage GPUs expected to launch?
A: Battlemage GPUs may be delayed until 2025 due to reported development challenges.

Advice and Recommendations

For Arc GPU owners, installing the latest driver can offer massive performance improvements. Keep an eye out for further driver updates and stay informed on Battlemage’s progress to see if it can meet expectations for the budget GPU market.

Conclusion

Intel Arc GPUs continue to impress with significant performance gains through driver updates. While the silence on Battlemage raises concerns, Intel’s ongoing commitment to improving Arc drivers bodes well for the future of budget GPUs. Stay tuned for more updates and developments on the upcoming Battlemage GPUs.

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