Intel Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” CPUs are up to 155% Faster Following Graphics Driver Update

Intel Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” CPUs are up to 155% Faster Following Graphics Driver Update

Intel’s latest Arc graphics driver update offers substantial improvements to users gaming on a Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” iGPU. Rolled out on the 26th of January, it adds Game On driver support for the Arc GPUs and iGPUs for the “Last Epoch” and “Sea of Thieves (DX12).” Compared to the previous drivers, the 5333 WHQL release improves the performance of several DX11 games, mostly notably Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Divinity Original Sin 2, It Takes Two, Just Cause 4, Civ VI, and Snowrunner.

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These games are up to 155% faster on the Core Ultra processors, compared to the previous driver release. Just Cause 4 (up to 155%), Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (up to 65%), Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (up to 27%), and Snowrunner (up to 49%) get the largest uplifts at 1080p Medium to Normal graphics settings.

GAMING HIGHLIGHTS:

Intel® Game On Driver support on Intel® Arc™ A-series Graphics and Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs for:

  • Last Epoch*
  • Sea of Thieves* DirectX* 12 Update*

Game performance improvements on Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs versus Intel® 31.0.101.5252 software driver for:

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate* (DX11)
    • Up to 65% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare* (DX11)
    • Up to 17% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Normal settings
  • Divinity Original Sin 2* (DX11)
    • Up to 25% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Far Cry 5* (DX11)
    • Up to 8% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Normal settings
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection* (DX11)
    • Up to 19% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Original settings
  • It Takes Two* (DX11)
    • Up to 24% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Just Cause 3* (DX11)
    • Up to 18% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Just Cause 4* (DX11)
    • Up to 155% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Palworld* (DX11)
    • Up to 14% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider* (DX11)
    • Up to 9% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Rust* (DX11)
    • Up to 9% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • SCUM* (DX11)
    • Up to 6% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI* (DX11)
    • Up to 27% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Snowrunner* (DX11)
    • Up to 49% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • Warframe* (DX11)
    • Up to 7% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings
  • XCOM 2* (DX11)
    • Up to 8% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Medium settings

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