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Intel Releases New GPU Driver Update for Arc & Iris Xe Graphics

Intel has unveiled its latest graphics driver, labeled Intel Arc & Iris Xe Graphics Drivers v31.0.101.4826. This new release showcases various feature enhancements and bug fixes, tailored to elevate gaming experiences and overall system performance.

Intel has introduced the “Game On” Driver support specifically for Intel Arc A-series Graphics. The list of newly supported games includes:

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

Intel Arc & Iris Xe Graphics Drivers v31.0.101.4826 Notes

Note: The generic Intel driver provides users with the latest and greatest feature enhancements and bug fixes that computer manufacturers (OEMs) might not have customized yet. OEM drivers are handpicked and include customized features and solutions to platform-specific needs. Installing this Intel generic graphics driver will overwrite your handpicked OEM graphics driver. Users can check for matching OEM driver versions at OEM websites. For more information on how the installation of this driver may impact your OEM customizations, see this article.

Are you still experiencing an error preventing the driver update? Look here for why and a solution.

Any graphics issues found using Intel generic graphics drivers should be reported directly to Intel. Corporate customers should always use OEM drivers and report all issues through the vendor they purchased the platforms and support through.

Understand the differences between WHQL and non-WHQL Certified Graphics drivers here.

GAMING HIGHLIGHTS:

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® 31.0.101.4824 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

OS Reference:

  • Microsoft Windows® 10-64 – October 2020 Update (20H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – May 2021 Update (21H1)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – November 2021 Update (21H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 – October 2022 Update (22H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 11-64 – October 2021 Update (21H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 11*-64 – September 2022 Update (22H2)

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, Raptor Lake-U)
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1)
  • Intel® Arc® Graphics family (Codename Alchemist)

Notes

  • Self-installing format (.exe) is the easiest installation method and our recommendation.
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Angel Kicevski

I am ANGE1K. I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. My mission is to lurk and discover secrets, create guides and provide you with some important news. I mostly play FPS and love experimenting in good MMORPGs.

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