Intel came out with a new driver update for its recently launched Arc series of desktop graphics cards, and this update brings a 2X performance boost in multiple DirectX 9 games.
The company launched its first desktop GPU series earlier this year and now, to impress on its popularity, the company has made massive improvements with its latest update, so let’s go over all the details about it.
Intel Arc A770 GPU now offers improved performance with DirectX 9 Games
This new Intel Arc A770 GPU driver update changed driver 3490 to driver 3953which will provide an average 1.8x improvement for all most DirectX 9 supported games, with some potentially improving 2x as well.
The company has shared FPS data of some games, such as Payday 2, CS: GAand League of Legends, while playing on 1080p resolution and high graphics settings, 1440p resolution and Ultra graphics.
As you can see in the picture above, the colored blue lines in the FPS graph show the game’s frame rate on the updated GPU, and lilac lines, which are low and on the left, show the frame rate of the games on the GPU’s older driver.
To show all these changes, the company has demonstrated performance stats in the gameplay of the well-known first-person shooting game CS: GO (Counter Stike: Global Offensive), which you can see in the video below.
There’s a serious performance difference in gameplay on both sides, as gameplay with the earlier driver seems to average around 150fps and sometimes lower than that.
But on the right hand side with the latest driver update the gameplay gets an average of 300 fps and usually higher than that and seems smoother as there are also some frame time improvements.
The frame time is more important than fps as it marks the stability in the game. And now this update will also bring more stable frame time without a lot of high or low peaks during gameplay.