Intel releases Arc Pro graphics card WHQL driver

Last year, Intel introduced the Arc Pro series of workstation graphics cards, with initial products aimed at mobile devices such as the Arc Pro A30M, as well as the small form factor desktop-targeted Arc Pro A40 and Arc Pro A50. These GPUs are based on the Xe-HPG architecture, incorporating hardware ray tracing, machine learning, and AV1 hardware encoding acceleration capabilities.

The Arc Pro series of workstation graphics cards are scarcely seen on the market, primarily because Intel has thus far only supplied them to OEM manufacturers, without any retail availability. Over the past few months, Intel has made significant efforts in the realm of graphics card driver development to enhance user experience, as evidenced by the Arc graphics cards geared towards casual gamers. However, progress on workstation graphics cards has been somewhat slower. In fact, the last time Intel updated the Arc Pro graphics card drivers was on December 5th of last year, with version, meaning there has been no update for almost four months.

Arc Pro graphics card

Today, Intel released the Arc Pro graphics card driver version WHQL. The focus of this update is professional application certification, as numerous previously listed software applications have been verified and added to the support list:

  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2022, 2023
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2022, 2023 (New)
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Autodesk Inventor 2022, 2023
  • Autodesk Maya 2022, 2023
  • MicroStation (New)
  • Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS 2022, 2023 (New)
  • PTC Creo 8, 9 (New)
  • Siemens NX 2027 (New)
  • Siemens Solid Edge 2022, 2023 (New)
  • Vectorworks 2023 (New)

In the new driver release, Intel has fixed some errors, although numerous issues still persist. All currently available Arc Pro series workstation graphics cards are based on the ACM-G11 chip, corresponding to entry-level/low-end market products. Intel has yet to comment on whether it will adopt the ACM-G10 chip.