Intel is the first of the three graphics card manufacturers to offer a graphics driver optimized for the eagerly awaited magic adventure Hogwarts Legacy. But not much more is happening – although there are wide optimizations, bug fixes remain – once again – missing. The list of open problems gets longer.
The first graphics driver for optimized magic
Although Nvidia has released a new game-ready graphics driver with the GeForce 528.49 WHQL today, the version does not bring any special optimizations for the Hogwarts Legacy, which will be officially released on February 10th but is now already playable for buyers of the deluxe version. And AMD has not yet made a corresponding driver available either; Graphics cards of the RX 7000 generation are still stuck with Adrenalin 23.1.2, which was released two weeks ago, while older Radeon graphics accelerators are still being fobbed off with Adrenalin 22.11.2, which was released in early December. Within the next week, however, there is an update that is supposed to bundle the graphics drivers for new and old again. So Intel stays ahead in this regard.
Also, the Arc 188.8.131.5223 beta is already optimized for Returnal, which will jump from PlayStation on February 15th creates on the PC.
Many open errors are evidence of a big construction site
Apart from that, however, very little has happened, as a look at the official release notes (PDF) reveals: The list of known driver errors that have not yet been addressed is still comparatively long. And this time there is no listing of the fixed problems.
This shows once again: Arc is currently a major construction site for Intel. Most recently, however, the manufacturer was able to record significant performance gains, especially when using the outdated graphics API DirectX 9.
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Intel Arc & Xe graphics driver download
Graphics drivers for Intel CPUs, dedicated graphics cards and older mainboards with integrated graphics.