Assassin’s Creed Unity Gets Up To 313% Performance Boost With New Intel Arc BETA Driver

Intel has recently unveiled a BETA driver (version with a primary focus on enhancing game optimizations. What’s intriguing is that this release doesn’t include any listed bug fixes, and the ‘known issue’ list remains extensive. The driver aims to deliver ‘Game-On’ support for two specific games, namely AEW: Fight Forever and Layers of Fear. Notably, it also provides a significant performance boost for Assassin’s Creed Unity, a highly popular DirectX11 game.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity, is already quite dated, with several newer entries in the AC series having been released since then. Intel has made it clear that their Arc graphics are specifically optimized for the latest APIs like DirectX12 and Vulkan, and they openly state that Arc GPUs may not be the optimal choice for games that rely on older APIs. Nonetheless, Intel is dedicating substantial efforts to optimize their graphics for the most widely played games in recent times, which includes titles from the Assassin’s Creed series.

Additionally, this driver introduces minor enhancements for F1 22 and Deathloop, both of which are DirectX12 games. Depending on the resolution, users can anticipate a performance increase ranging from 8% to 36%. These results were obtained on a system equipped with a Core i9-13900K processor and the Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition graphics card. These gains are in comparison to the previous WHQL release (4502).

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Intel GPU driver update

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (DX11)
    • Up to 271% uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
    • Up to 313% uplift at 1440p with High settings
  • F1 22 (DX12)
    • Up to 36% uplift at 1080p with High settings
    • Up to 20% uplift at 1440p with High settings
    • Up to 10% uplift at 1080p with Ultra High settings and all Ray Tracing settings on
  • Deathloop (DX12)
    • Up to 10% uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
    • Up to 8% uplift at 1440p with Very High settings


Download the driver Here.