In a report released from German site, PC Games Hardware, it suggests that Intel are preparing a huge update, which will make the Intel ARC graphic cards more competitive and higher performance. Their recent update did assist with issues with the DirectX9 API and Intel were happy that the ARC Alchemist GPU series was optimised for DirectX12 and Vulkan APIs. Majority of people have stayed clear of the Intel ARC GPUs due to driver issues and this was reflected in a recent article posted, which outlined that just 20 units were sold of the Intel ARC graphics cards, in comparison to the Nvidia 4070 ti, which sold 545 by itself.
This report suggests the major bottleneck in the Intel cards has now been resolved and we should be hoping to see an update in the near future however we have no date on this. Although it may take something special to knock Nvidia off the top spot, at least Intel are attempting to resolve the issues reported by users and be more competitive in the market.
Raphael Voetter from PC Games Hardware says, “As we have heard from well-informed circles, Intel is currently preparing a major driver update that is intended to increase performance across the board – apparently one of the undoubtedly existing brakes has been identified and eliminated.”. As of January 2023, the below shows the current status of the Intel ARC cards and their compatibility with various titles on the market:
Sadly, we do still see some issues with drivers for the Intel ARC cards however Intel are actively working on issues and trying to fix as soon as possible. People have expressed their satisfaction at the news as we could see the market become more competitive with these driver updates and the only way Intel can continue to improve is by giving the players the power to test and feedback. Could we soon see Intel rival Nvidia and AMD?
Source: VideoCardz and PC Games Hardware
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