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Intel Arc GPUs Get 1.8X Higher DirectX 9 Performance From New GPU Driver


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Intel has made significant progress with DirectX 9 performance on its Arc Alchemist graphics cards. The latest 31.0.101.3959 driver(opens in new tab) brings up to 1.8X higher average FPS and up to 2.3X improved 99th percentile FPS on the Arc A770, one of the best graphics cards on the market.

 

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I know that @Fluxmaven will be happy to hear about this! Looking promising. 

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"one of the best graphics cards on the market." is a strong statement haha

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By the time I stop getting sent out of town for work and actually get time to play with the card it will run great 😂

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Good to hear that they're making good advances on drivers. Still a long road ahead for intel, but we're all hoping for more competition in the GPU market so I'm definitely routing for them. 

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The fact that those gpu can't run on older hardware is a no go for me. Ran my 6800xt on my fx 6100 at 4k without issue in lot of game.

 

Great to see that they improved driver at least!

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On 07/12/2022 at 14:24, UltraMega said:

Good to hear that they're making good advances on drivers. Still a long road ahead for intel, but we're all hoping for more competition in the GPU market so I'm definitely routing for them. 

They actually didn't make many advances.  They packaged DXVK with the driver.  DXVK is what Steam Proton uses to convert DX to Vulkan for playing Windows games on LInux.

 

This video mentions using a translation layer.

 

The readme for the driver shows the open source license for DXVK.

 

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SOFTWARE: dxvk

The zlib/libpng License

Copyright (c) 2017-2021 Philip Rebohle

Copyright (c) 2019-2021 Joshua Ashton

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

– The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

– Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

– This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

 

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I've been playing around with the A770 a bit more. In addition to running a bit better with the new driver I did experience one other really nice change. RDP now works correctly! 

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