Intel Graphics Driver for Arc A-Series and Iris Xe Graphics Released with Support for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and PAYDAY 3, Up to 27% Increased Performance in 2013’s Bioshock Infinite (DX11)

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Intel has announced that Intel Graphics Driver for Intel Arc A-Series Graphics and Intel Iris Xe Graphics is now available for download. The new driver, which weighs in at 696.7 MB, adds support for four new releases, including PAYDAY 3, Lies of P, Party Animals, and Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, the new expansion from CD PROJEKT RED that’s set for release next week on September 26, 2023. The driver also provides up to a 27% performance uplift in Bioshock Infinite and up to a 17% uplift in Hitman Absolution (1080p, DX11), which launched way back in 2013 and 2012, respectively, under select graphics settings versus a previous driver, while low texture details, instability, and other problems remain known issues for Starfield.

Intel Graphics Driver


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

  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Payday 3
  • Lies of P
  • Party Animals

Game performance improvements versus Intel software driver for:

  • Hitman Absolution (DX11)
    • Up to 17% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Bioshock Infinite (DX11)
    • Up to 27% uplift at 1080p with Very High settings


Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Trackmania (DX11) may experience an application crash during game launch.


Intel Arc Graphics Products:

  • Starfield (DX12) may experience sporadic instability in some areas of the game.
  • Starfield (DX12) may exhibit corruption when using Dynamic Resolution Scaling. A workaround is to change the Render Resolution Scale slider value.
  • Starfield (DX12) may exhibit low texture details on certain objects in the game.
  • Starfield (DX12) may exhibit texture flickering on light sources during gameplay.
  • UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection (DX12) may exhibit texture corruption on characters.
  • 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.
  • Adobe After Effects may experience an application crash during render operations.
  • Some Intel Arc A-Series Graphics notebooks may incorrectly report a higher value than expected for default clock frequency value.

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 Arc Control may consume higher than expected system memory.


  • 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.

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