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Intel Arc beta graphics driver adds support for Alan Wake 2 and more

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Intel has released the latest beta graphics driver for its Intel Arc and Intel Iris Xe GPUs. The driver version number is The new version adds support for several upcoming PC games.

Here is the changelog;


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

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Cities: Skylines 2
  • WRC
  • Ghostrunner 2 - For the best gaming experience, it is recommended to launch the game using DirectX 12 option.

Game performance improvements versus Intel software driver for

Alan Wake 2 (DX12)

  • Up to 20% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Up to 22% average FPS uplift at 1440p with Medium settings

Cities: Skylines 2 (DX11)

  • Up to 34% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • Up to 26% average FPS uplift at 1440p with Medium settings


Intel Arc Graphics Products

  • Ghostrunner 2 (DX11) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay.
  • Total War: PHARAOH (DX11) may exhibit corruption after changing resolution in game on certain displays.
  • Starfield (DX12) may exhibit corruption when using Dynamic Resolution Scaling. A workaround is to change the Render Resolution Scale slider value.
  • Halo Infinite (DX12) campaign may experience an application crash on some system configurations.
  • Dead by Daylight (DX11) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Topaz Video AI may experience errors when using some models for video enhancement.

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.


  • Using Arc Control Studio capture with certain games may incorrectly generate multiple video files.
  • The “Connector” type in the Display page may incorrectly show DP* when using an HDMI* display connection.
  • May observe “stream has already ended” pop-up after the power events with Capture/Highlights/Broadcast toggle on.
  • Arc Control may not retain overall application settings in Overlay mode after system reboot. A workaround is to use Desktop mode of Arc Control.

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 beta drivers here and read the full release notes here in PDF format.

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