Intel XeSS is another graphics card software aimed at boosting performance and resolution quality, similar to Nvidia’s DLSS and AMD’s FSR. All three of them are unique to their graphics architecture, with Intel being used on Arc graphics cards. Anyway, the library supported by XeSS continues to grow somewhat.
Earlier today, Intel announced that its XeSS technology will be coming to three new titles with a recent driver update. The titles mentioned are High On Life, The Witcher 3: The Next Gen Wild Hunt update, and Conqueror’s Blade’s Scorpio update. Outside of that, there are a few other release notes to check out in today’s driver update.
First, other games and their performance. This part is rather short, as the latest driver only causes a slight improvement in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds compared to the previous one (4% overall performance lift). Other games supported by XeSS remain mostly unchanged.
Secondly, there is a small developer feature in this update; This update includes support for Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1, with GPU-accelerated decompression features. Intel also has a list of supported products for this update, which is also included in the release notes. Several Intel A700 and A300 graphics cards are supported, so be sure to check if yours is on that list.
However, on a general note, the update is rather small. It’s not a huge list of growing support, but that’s okay; Moreover, the software is still getting updates. You will be able to download the latest Intel graphics driver update on the Intel website.
We will continue to update as more information on Intel XeSS drivers and updates is released. High on Life is now available on PC via Steam, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. The next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series. Conqueror’s Blade is now available on PC via Steam and the MY.GAMES store.