Intel tests the performance of Arc A750 after XeSS is turned on in Cyberpunk 2077
As previously reported, CD Projekt Red has released the 1.62 update for the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077, introducing not only the ray tracing: ultra-speed mode but also adding support for Intel XeSS 1.1. Recently, Intel tested the performance improvements brought by enabling XeSS in the game using the Arc A750 graphics card.
The test platform utilized a Core i9-13900K processor, ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 Hero motherboard, Corsair DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB 16GBx2 5600MHz memory, Corsair MP600 Pro XT 4TB NVMe SSD, and the Arc A750 8GB Limited Edition graphics card with driver version 184.108.40.20625.
During testing, the game resolution was set to 1080p with ultra-quality graphics and medium ray-tracing effects. Prior to enabling XeSS, the average frame rate was 39FPS. After activating XeSS performance preset mode, the average frame rate increased to 67FPS, a marked improvement of nearly 72%, ensuring smooth gameplay without the pursuit of high refresh rates. XeSS offers four preset modes: ultra-quality, quality, balanced, and performance. Intel only showcased the frame rate improvement in performance mode, without demonstrating the frame rate performance in other preset modes.
XeSS, or Xe Super Sampling, uses the AI acceleration of the Xe-HPG architecture’s Xe Core (XMX) to reconstruct low-resolution frames into high-resolution frames, enhancing the frame rate during gameplay. The latest version, 1.1, is supported by several games, including “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II,” “Death Stranding: Director’s Cut,” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider.” As Intel deepens its collaboration with game developers and studios, more games will support XeSS technology in the future.