Intel is continuing to make advancements in the driver for their GPU, Intel Arc. Initially, there were performance issues with DirectX 11 games, but they have been steadily improving. The latest driver version, 22.214.171.12452, has been released to support newly released games like RoboCop: Rogue City, StarOcean The Second Story R, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, and The Talos Principle 2, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.
However, the significant change lies in the performance of older DirectX 11 games, where there have been significant leaps. For example, World War Z saw a 113% increase in frame rate, Yakuza 0 saw a 154% improvement, Halo: The Master Chief Collection skyrocketed by 750% (which means it must have been quite poor before), and Guild Wars 2 got a boost of 53%. These numbers were all calculated at a resolution of 1080p with Ultra settings.
The first series of Intel Arc GPUs, the A-Series, faced driver issues initially, which led to heavy criticism. However, the company promised to improve and fix these issues, which they have now proven to be successful in doing after more than a year.
TLDR: Intel is making strides in improving the performance of their Intel Arc GPU drivers, with the latest version supporting newer games. Additionally, older DirectX 11 games have seen significant performance boosts, showcasing Intel’s commitment to improving their products. The A-Series of Intel Arc GPUs, which initially faced driver issues, has now been rectified and improved upon.