Intel Launches ‘Emergency’ Driver Update To Improve Stability In Starfield

Intel has launched a non-WHQL — “beta” driver replace for Arc Alchemist discrete GPUs and Iris Xe iGPUs, including a number of sport stability enhancements for Starfield. The replace would not add full help for the sport, however on the very least, it can make the sport playable on Arc Alchemist, a number of the greatest graphics playing cards, not like earlier driver revisions.Intel’s documentation reveals that the graphics driver bundle has been quickly elevated considerably to scale back sport loading instances in Starfield. This driver has additionally patched a number of Starfield sport instability and visible artifact bugs. However, Intel notes Arc players will see essentially the most stability when using the High graphics preset or decrease. Intel additionally confirmed that additional improvement efforts to enhance Starfield’s compatibility with Arc GPUs will arrive in future driver updates. This ought to imply we’ll lastly see a full-blown WHQL “game-ready” driver replace for Starfield shortly. Besides the patch notes for Starfield, Intel additionally added game-ready help for Synced on this newest driver replace.Gameplay points surrounding Starfield and Intel’s Arc Alchemist graphics playing cards sprung up a couple of days in the past when Intel issued a put up (Tweet) confirming the sport has severe stability points on Arc GPUs. At worst, compatibility points with the sport prevented Starfield from working on Arc playing cards, stopping some Arc players from taking part in the sport. Unlike AMD and Nvidia, the issue was that Intel by no means launched a game-ready driver replace for Starfield earlier than the sport’s early entry launch.DLSS 2 Upscaling Makes Its Way To Starfield Thanks To ModdersIn different information, well-known DLSS modder PureDark formally launched his DLSS 2 upscaling mod without cost for all GeForce RTX Starfield players. PureDark additionally has a DLSS 3-frame era mod for Starfield, however it’s solely accessible to Patreon members. According to demos by MxBenchmarkPC on YouTube, the DLSS mod offers higher picture stability than FSR and native decision with TAA enabled whereas delivering the identical efficiency as FSR 2.The identical YouTuber additionally demoed PureDark’s Frame era mod and located it offers a wholesome increase in FPS. According to his particular testing at 4K with an RTX 4080, his body fee jumped from 55 FPS with DLSS enabled to 81 FPS with body gen enabled.These new DLSS mods are nice to see for the reason that sport solely comes with FSR 2 help. The sport is very demanding on laptop {hardware}, making it difficult to realize 60 FPS on most GPUs with out some upscaling, so PureDark’s new DLSS mods will come in useful for GeForce players who need the identical efficiency uplift as FSR 2 however choose DLSS’s superior picture high quality. The DLSS 3 body era mod is a pleasant bonus for customers who do not thoughts DLSS 3’s hit to system latency.

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