Intel just today announced a performance boost for DirectX 11 (DX11) games on its Arc graphics cards. The new driver, which is available now, delivers an average of 19% higher frame rates and 20% smoother frame delivery in a set of popular DX11 games, including Overwatch 2, DOTA 2, and Apex Legends.
Speaking in a blog post, the company says that the Intel Arc graphics DX11 performance boost is the result of a number of optimizations that Intel has made to its Arc drivers. These optimizations include improved scheduling, shader management, and memory usage.
#IntelArc Graphics keeps getting better, and we have some exciting news to share:
?DX11 Performance Boosted
??Measuring System Performance with GPU Busy
???Intel PresentMon Beta Tool – Get it today!
— Intel Graphics (@IntelGraphics) August 18, 2023
In addition to the performance boost, Intel also released the first beta version of PresentMon. If you’re not familiar, it is a graphics performance analysis tool that can be used to measure and evaluate the performance of Arc graphics cards.
The tool includes a number of features, such as an overlay that can be used to display performance metrics in real time, and a data capture feature that can be used to collect data for post-game analysis.
Besides, it also includes support for all Arc graphics card, DX9/11/12, and Vulkan.
The new driver and PresentMon tool are available now for download from the Intel website.