Intel has launched a new Game On Driver for Arc Graphics, and some users believe it’s worth celebrating because it seemingly marks the first time in which Intel has beat NVIDIA and AMD in adding support for a new and highly anticipated game. As noted in an article by Intel’s Zachary Hill, the new Game On Driver for Intel Arc Graphics (18.104.22.16823) comes with support for Hogwarts Legacy, the new game from Avalanche Software set in the Wizarding World universe popularized by Harry Potter, now available for Deluxe Edition owners to play ahead of the action RPG’s official release on Friday, February 10. NVIDIA was queried by some publications as to why its latest GeForce Game Ready Driver lacked support for the game, but the company reportedly declined to comment.
From an Intel Arc article:
Intel Game On Drivers deliver the best experience for gamers playing on Intel Graphics with optimized launch-day patches and performance updates as new games release.
Our latest driver comes with support for Hogwarts Legacy, where you can create your own wizarding adventure in a world with beautiful graphics, enhanced with XeSS.
Embark on a spellbinding adventure where ancient mysteries and mythical creatures are waiting to be uncovered. Enter the world of Hogwarts Legacy — set a century before the tale of Harry Potter — and create a unique character with their own unwritten destiny. Explore the legendary halls of Hogwarts, conjure up powerful potions, cast magnificent spells, and stand tall against the forces of darkness. This enchanting open world is detailed with the most stunning graphics ever to grace Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, made even better with Intel XeSS. With launch-day inclusion of XeSS, gameplay is more fluid than a potion of Felix Felicis.
From an Intel Arc driver description:
Intel Game On Driver support on Intel Arc A-series Graphics for:
- Hogwarts Legacy
Platform (OS Support)
- 11th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H)
- 12th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX, Alder Lake-N)
- 13th Gen Intel Core processor family (Codename Raptor Lake-S, Raptor Lake-HX, Raptor Lake-H, Raptor Lake-P)
- Intel Iris Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1)
- Intel Arc Graphics family (Codename Alchemist)