Intel 30.0.101.1735 Arc driver adds support for A730M discrete graphics and more

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Earlier today, Intel launched its Arc DCH graphics driver version 30.0.101.1735 for Windows. The new driver brings support for the Arc A730M mobile graphics card, which is a 12GB GDDR6 video card and is one of the fastest Arc models, belonging to the enthusiast Arc 7 lineup. The card has been tested and it appears to be performing close to an RTX 3060 mobile or a Radeon RX 6600M (via 金猪升级包 on Weibo).

Alongside that, the driver also adds support for Sniper Elite 5 on other Arc mobile GPUs. You can find the full release notes below:

GAMING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Support for Intel® Arc™ A730M Graphics (Codename Alchemist).
  • Intel® Game On Driver support for Sniper Elite 5* on Intel® Arc A350M, A370M, and A730M Graphics.

KNOWN ISSUES:

  • Sniper Elite 5* may experience an application crash on some Hybrid Graphics system configurations when Windows® “Graphics Performance Preference” option for the application is not set to “High Performance”.
  • Control* and Forza Horizon 5* may experience texture corruption during gameplay.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War* may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Map textures may fail to load or may load as blank surfaces when playing CrossFire*.
  • Some objects and textures in Halo Infinite* may render black and fail to load. Lighting may also appear blurry or over exposed in the multiplayer game menus.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy* may exhibit texture corruption on some interactive objects.
  • Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition* may experience minor texture corruption.

Known Issues for Intel® Arc™ Control

  • Checking for driver updates or attempting to install driver updates through Intel® Arc™ Control may sometimes cause an “Error Installing Driver” message to appear.
  • Smooth Sync is enabled by default when “Application Choice” is selected from the Frame Delivery settings in the Intel® Arc™ Control game settings page.
  • The Performance Tuning page in Intel® Arc™ Control may erroneously appear visible or configurable on unsupported platforms. When this occurs, changing settings on this page may throw an error message and/or will not function.
  • A Windows® UAC prompt may occur when launching Intel® Arc™ Control.

To download the driver, head over to Intel's official webpage here.

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