Intel Arc graphics cards just got another major performance upgrade

Intel Arc Alchemist graphics cards are Intel’s first real foray into the discrete graphics market, and given the first attempt at competing with AMD and Nvidia, things have been somewhat rocky for the inexpensive GPUs. But a new driver update is helping Intel’s incremental progress towards becoming a major graphics card competitor.

The update, available now from Intel’s website (opens in new tab), has a number of promised performance improvements for some of the best PC games going right now, as well as laying the groundwork for supporting upcoming titles like Dead Island 2.