New Intel Graphics Driver

Intel Support now offers a new version 31.0.101.5444 graphics driver for Intel Arc A-Series Graphics, Iris Xe Graphics, and Core Ultra Processors with Arc Graphics. This is a non-WHQL release, so don't go crying to the Windows Hardware Quality Labs if you run into problems. The list of games getting performance improvements is lengthy, showing DirectX 11 framerate boosts as high as 48%. There are even more details in the Release Notes. Here's a bit:
Game performance improvements on Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products versus Intel® 31.0.101.5382 software driver for:

  • Astroneer (DX11) Up to 30% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Days Gone (DX11) Up to 5% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
  • Dyson Sphere Program (DX11) Up to 15% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Default settings
  • Fortnite Performance Mode (DX11) Up to 15% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Epic settings
  • Lethal Company (DX11) Up to 14% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Default settings
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (DX11) Up to 14% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (DX11) Up to 8% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Very High settings
  • Need for Speed: Heat (DX11) Up to 36% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • Unturned (DX11) Up to 5% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ultra settings
  • VRChat (DX11) Up to 5% average FPS uplift at 1080p with High settings
  • World of Warships (DX11) Up to 7% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Maximum settings