Monday, May 20, 2024

Intel Arc in 3DMark: Beta Driver Now Officially Optimizes Benchmarks


Image: Intel / Editing: Sven Bauduin

Intel’s latest graphics driver beta now officially optimizes the performance of Arc graphics cards such as A770M, A550M, A380, A730M, A370M, and A350M, as well as 3DMark-embedded Iris solutions with a built-in UI feature from Arc Control called Advanced. Performance Optimizations (APO).

Intel offers a long-promised feature

Already on March 30, the manufacturer promised an updated dedicated driver for the Arc and Iris series graphics chips, which should contain the new function for benchmarks and games that has now been presented. Presented until the end of April Intel in the person of Lisa PearceVice President and General Manager of Visual Compute Group, a new graphics driver in Outlook, which for the first time should also contain an option to enable and disable game-specific optimizations and benchmarks.

Intel Beta now allows manual enabling and disabling of Advanced Performance Optimizations (APOs) through the graphics driver user interface for the first time.

A new feature now available within Arc Control that allows users to select and enable advanced application optimizations. The initial implementation of the feature only affects 3DMark Timespy and 3DMark Port Royale.

The performance of integrated graphics as well as discrete GPU gaming and content creation applications will not see any performance impact from disabling optimizations.


After the feature was previously hidden in the driver so it wouldn’t be visible to the user, it is now officially integrated and initially supports the two synthetic benchmarks 3DMark Time Spy and Port Royal. ULbut more benchmarks and games should follow.

3DMark results are officially recognized

Using the latest graphics driver in beta, the 3DMark results of Arc graphics cards are officially recognized by UL for the first time and are therefore comparable to graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia.

Advanced Performance Optimizations (APO) must be disabled for the results to be included in the official benchmark suite database and declared legitimate. Therefore, Intel disables APO in the driver delivery state. For this reason, Underwriters Laboratories has officially recognized the new graphics driver.

This driver contains optimizations for UL’s 3DMark Time Spy and Port Royal benchmarks, which are disabled by default. With baseline optimizations off by default, the controller has been UL approved.


Download at Computer Base

As usual, the Intel Graphics Driver Beta can be downloaded from the ComputerBase download area directly below this post. The final ramifications of the previous version are also available for download. Officials give more information Release Notes (PDF).

Update 06/30/2022 22:20


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