Intel’s new driver update for Arc Alchemist keeps its GPU dreams alive

Intel has steered a bumpy road with its Arc Alchemist graphics cards, but a forthcoming driver update might offer a sizeable enough performance gain to keep the company’s hopes of cracking into the discrete graphics market alive a little while longer.

Since the launch of the first Intel Arc A380 discrete GPU, halfway into 2022, Intel’s GPU series has been plagued by a number of incompatibilities and driver issues, especially with older games running on DirectX 9.