Game On Driver for Intel® Arc™ Graphics for Starship Troopers: Extermination*, LotR: Gollum*, and The Outlast Trials*!

Intel® Game On Drivers deliver the best experience for gamers playing on Intel Graphics with optimized launch-day patches and performance updates as new games release.

Twisted worlds await you in this week’s new games. Let loose on the creepy crawlies of Starship Troopers: Extermination, scamper forth to secure your Precious in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and brave the experimental horrors of The Outlast Trials. Each game will wrack your nerves, but you can put your mind at ease with Intel’s latest Game On drivers, even in the darkest moments.

Squad up and squash the Bugs in Starship Troopers: Extermination

It’s you and fifteen friendlies holding the front line of humanity — Are you doing your part? The Mobile Infantry needs you and your fellow Deep Space Vanguard Troopers’ boots on Valaka. The planet’s surface is infested with swarms of Arachnids, all fearsome and fighting to wipe out humanity. If you can stand strong in the face of feisty mandibles, your squad might just not get torn into tiny pieces. Humankind’s bases are counting on you to capture, defend, deliver vital resources, and build back what the Bugs have taken from you. Even with a reliable Morita Assault Rifle and power armor, you’ll have to stomp hard to crush the Bugs under your boots.

No Trooper’s armament is complete without the right graphics card. Intel Arc GPUs are battle-ready for Starship Troopers: Extermination’s large-scale combat as you squish the insectoid aliens. Turn up the viscera at 1440p with High quality settings, because the Intel Arc A750 tears up Arachnids at 89 frames per second.
Craving superior firepower to leave the Bugs’ hives in dust? Starship Troopers: Extermination packs Intel XeSS in its launch-day loadout for AI-powered framerate enhancements — bringing 1440p High performance even higher to 115 FPS. Now that’s a lotta splattin’!

Would you like to know more? The Starship Troopers: Extermination website has even more intel on the 16-player co-op Bug evisceration. Starship Troopers: Extermination is out in Early Access tomorrow, May 17th.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

From rock bottom, Gollum returns with dogged determination to reunite himself with the One Ring. Embark on a single player story to guide Smeagol, tormented for half a millennium by his alter ego Gollum, back to his Precious during the events of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Though Smeagol’s centuries with the Ring left his psyche corrupted, he’s adapted with craftiness and moral indifference; now his extraordinary athletic ability and choices are in your hands. Climb the treacherous mountains of Mordor and slink through the shadows of Mirkwood with Gollum’s unique abilities – even the darkest corners of Middle-earth shine with cinematic quality.

The rocky mountains of Mordor in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum might be treacherous, but the world of jagged cliffs runs smoothly on the Intel Arc A750. Today’s driver runs the game at 64 FPS at 1080p Epic settings no matter how treacherous the terrain gets. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum sees the light of day next week, available on Steam.

The Outlast Trials

Malpractice only begins to describe what awaits within The Outlast Trials. At least this time you won’t be alone. The acclaimed horror series is back, this time with online co-op so you can shudder in solidarity. The Murkoff Corporation’s Cold War-era experiments won’t let you best them with sheer strength – no, these trials will test your composure while fleeing for your life. New tools and abilities give you a fighting chance, but will that be enough?

The last thing you need slowing you down as you make your escape is your graphics card. The Intel Arc A750 helps ensure a clean break with 118 FPS at 1440p High settings. Volunteer for The Outlast Trials’ experiments on May 18th, available on Steam.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, now with Intel XeSS

Now Geralt of Rivia is better-equipped than ever. One of the best RPGs of all time, The Witcher 3, improves even more with the addition of Intel Xe Super Sampling. December’s next-gen update added ray tracing, a camera mode, and more PC-exclusive visuals; now XeSS makes this host of fidelity-enhancing official content and officialized community-made mods run even better. With Ultra quality and ray tracing on maximum at 1080p, XeSS in Performance mode empowers the Intel Arc A750 to deliver 60 FPS — 59% faster than with XeSS off. This makes the A750 a formidable monster slayer with a whopping 2.5x more performance-to-dollar over the RTX 3060, which averaged only 37 FPS in our testing with DLSS Performance.

Intel Arc graphics: the whole enchilada

Today’s driver serves up another hearty helping of launch-day performance. What’s even tastier than modern gaming performance? Savoring potent pixel-pushing power at an unbeatable price. The Intel Arc graphics team’s commitment to bringing balance back to the GPU market is unwavering: the Intel Arc A750 beats the Nvidia RTX 3060 in performance per dollar in all three of today’s Game On supported games by at least 49%.

As if Game On drivers, XeSS updates, and tip-top value aren’t enough to sate your appetite, we’re continuously working on performance in released games too. The Intel driver engineering team has plenty of game updates in store for now and for the future — today’s driver significantly benefits Minecraft Bedrock Edition’s ray tracing mode. A fresh infusion of redstone power runs Minecraft’s DirectX 12 Ultimate ray tracing at 55 FPS at 1080p, 30% faster than our previous driver on the Intel Arc A750.

Is that enough to chew on? Make room for another serving of tasty Intel Arc news, because we’ll be back to serve up another mouthwatering platter tomorrow.

Zachary Hill - Intel Arc Graphics

Zachary Hill

May 16, 2023

Notices and Disclaimers

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more on the Performance Index site.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates. See backup for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Your costs and results may vary.

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