Intel Arc and Iris Xe graphics driver – Intel is tinkering with Starfield improvements

Briefly informed. After Intel released the graphics driver as WHQL, a new non-WHQL driver follows. Here too, the focus was on improvements to the Starfield game. So if you are not a gamer, you can definitely skip this driver.

As with the last driver, Microsoft ASP .NET Core 7.0.7 and Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime (7.0.7 x64) will continue to be installed additionally. If both were already present in the system, they can be uninstalled. Thanks to gur_helios.

Intel Arc graphics fixes

  • Starfield (DX12) improves stability in various areas of the game.
  • Starfield (DX12) may misrepresent glass surfaces and objects.
  • Starfield (DX12) may feature missing eyebrows on characters.

Open issues Intel Arc Graphics

  • Starfield (DX12) may experience application instability in some areas of the game.
    Starfield (DX12) may exhibit glitches when using Dynamic Resolution Scaling. A workaround is to change the value of the Render Resolution Scale slider.
  • Starfield (DX12) may have low texture detail on certain in-game objects.
  • Starfield (DX12) may exhibit texture flickering on light sources during gameplay.
  • Fortnite (DX12) may experience flickering errors during gameplay.
  • UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection (DX12) may exhibit texture distortions on characters.
  • Halo Infinite (DX12) Campaign may experience an application crash on some system configurations.
  • Dead by Daylight (DX11) can cause a program crash during the game.
  • Topaz Video AI may cause errors when using some models for video enhancement.
  • Adobe After Effects may experience an application crash during rendering operations.
  • On certain Intel Arc graphics products, the device fan may spin up frequently.

Open issues Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics products:

  • Driver installation fails to complete successfully on certain notebook systems with Intel Iris Xe + Iris Xe MAX devices. A successful installation may require a system restart and a reinstallation of the graphics driver.