Intel Arc & Iris Xe WHQL graphics driver adds Resident Evil 4 support and more

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Intel has released its latest WHQL driver version for Intel Arc, and Intel Iris Xe Graphics on supported versions of Windows 10 and 11. This new version adds support for the PC version of Resident Evil 4 Remake for Intel Arc A-series Graphics, along with optimizations for other games and apps. There are also a number of game-related fixes and many known issues. You can check out the full changelog below:


Intel Game On Driver support on Intel Arc A-series Graphics for:

  • Resident Evil 4 Remake

Performance optimizations on Intel Arc A-series Graphics for:

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • D5 Render
  • Blender in Material Preview viewport mode
  • Counter Strike Global Offensive on Intel Arc Graphics for Laptops


Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Conqueror’s Blade (DX11) may exhibit corruption in benchmark mode.
  • Portal with RTX (Vulkan) may experience application crash when loading to gameplay.

Intel Core Processor Products:

  • Overwatch 2*(DX12) may see lag or freeze while launching the game.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2*(DX12) may experience application crash during gameplay.


Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (DX11) may experience application crash during gameplay.
  • Diablo 4 (Beta) may exhibit corruption on character during gameplay with ‘Highlight Character When
  • Obscured’ setting enabled.
  • Sea of Thieves (DX11) may exhibit color corruption on water edges.
  • 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.
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve may exhibit color corruption with Optical Flow.

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:

  • 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 light sources such as fire.
  • Conqueror's Blade (DX12) may experience an application crash during game launch.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (DX12) may experience application instability during gameplay.
  • Battlefield: 2042 (DX12) may exhibit color corruption at the game menu.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Intel Arc Control Performance Tuning (BETA):

  • Intel Arc Control Performance Tuning is currently in Beta. As such, performance and features may behave unexpectedly. Intel will continue to refine the Performance Tuning software in future releases.

You can download the driver by heading over to Intel's official website at this link. The driver is compatible with Intel Arc discrete graphics cards alongside Intel 11th, 12th, and 13th Gen processor graphics.

Source: Release Notes (PDF) | Intel Website for Detailed Description

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