Intel beats AMD and Nvidia by becoming the first to release Hogwarts Legacy Optimised GPU Driver

Intel beats AMD and Nvidia by becoming the first to release Hogwarts legacy Optimised GPU Driver

Intel is the first GPU maker to release optimised drivers for Hogwarts Legacy

Intel has beaten AMD and Nvidia to be punch by becoming the first GPU manufacturer to release optimised drivers for both Hogwarts Legacy and Returnal, two of the most high profile game releases of this month. 

Intel may be new to the GPU market, but their drivers are improving at a rapid pace, giving their ARC series discrete GPUs higher performance levels in games while eliminating many of the early bugs that hampered their ARC launch.

While Intel being the first to launch optimised drivers for new game releases may not seem like a big deal, it is proof that the company are committed to supporting the latest game releases and that they are committed to giving their users the best possible gaming experience when new games are released. Let’s hope that Intel’s upward trajectory within the GPU market continues, as we could use a stronger 3rd player within the discrete GPU market.

Intel beats AMD and Nvidia by becoming the first to release Hogwarts Legacy Optimised GPU Driver

Game Ready

– Hogwarts Legacy
– Returnal

Known Issues

– Intel Arc Graphics Products:
– Red Dead Redemption 2 (Vulkan) may experience application crash in benchmark mode when Screen Type is Fullscreen.
– Halo Infinite (DX12) may exhibit color corruption during gameplay when Reflections settings are enabled.
– Sea of Thieves (DX11) may exhibit color corruption on water edges.
– Conqueror’s Blade (DX11) may exhibit corruption in benchmark mode.
– System may hang while waking up from sleep. May need to power cycle the system for recovery.
– GPU hardware acceleration may not be available for media playback and encode with some versions of Adobe Premiere Pro.
– Blender may exhibit corruption while using Nishita Sky texture node.

Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics Products:

– 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 Products:

– Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (DX12) may exhibit texture or striped corruption during gameplay.
– Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (DX12) may exhibit texture or striped corruption during gameplay.
– Dysterra (DX12) may exhibit texture corruption during gameplay.
– Total War: Warhammer III (DX11) may experience an application crash when loading battle scenarios.
– Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 (DX12) may exhibit corruption on certain buildings and floors during gameplay.
– Conqueror’s Blade (DX12) may experience an application crash during game launch.
– A Plague Tale: Requiem (DX12) may experience application instability during gameplay.

Arc Control Known Issues

– Windows UAC Admin is required to install and launch Arc Control.
– The Live Performance Monitoring page may not apply the desired removal of some performance metric tiles.
– The Resizable Bar status may show an incorrect value on systems with multiple Intel Graphics Adapters.
– Using Arc Control Studio capture with certain games may incorrectly generate multiple video files.
– Using Arc Control Studio capture with AVC codec selected may incorrectly use the HEVC codec
– Modifying performance sliders may fail to apply back to their default values. A workaround is to use the “Reset to Defaults” button.

Intel beats AMD and Nvidia by becoming the first to release Hogwarts Legacy Optimised GPU Driver

Platform (OS Support)

– 11th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H)
– 12th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX, Alder Lake-N)
– 13th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Raptor Lake-S, Raptor Lake-HX, Raptor Lake-H, Raptor Lake-P)
– Intel Iris Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1)
– Intel Arc Graphics family (Codename Alchemist)

Driver Downloads

– Download Intel;s latest GPU drivers here.

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