Intel continues to improve its drivers for its ARC GPUs (which was badly needed). The result is a clear improvement in performance with each update. The latest version brings a clear improvement in performance for many specific games under DirectX 9, 11 and 12. In an official communication Intel has compared the performance of the latest version of the Arc drivers (v3959) and the previous version published in October (v3490). For the test the Arc A770 was used and the results are simply spectacular. The correction of performance issues on DirectX9 titles was a major issue because the criticism came back regularly. To extinguish these criticisms, the rookies used several popular titles, most of which are still played especially on the eSport scene. The biggest performance increase came from CSGO, getting an 80% jump at 1080p resolution with high settings and a 77% increase at 1440P with Ultra settings.
Big performance gains for ARC GPUs
More importantly, Intel is making a strong commitment that performance will improve further overall for all ARC GPUs. In a tweet Raja Koduri says that more good news is to be expected, confirming that the full potential of ARC cards is not yet reached.
Fortunately Intel isn’t stopping with DX9 titles and several titles such as those listed below are receiving quite a bit of performance optimizations:
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (DX12)
Far Cry New Dawn (DX11)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX11)
DOTA 2 (DX11)
Dying Light 2 (DX12)
You will find a lot of information in the video published by Intel here :