Intel releases new Arc Pro 18.104.22.16892 driver
A new update with WHQL certification for Arc Pro A40 and A30 GPUs.
Intel currently offers three professional GPU options: desktop A40, A30 and A30M for laptops. These graphics are based on Arc Alchemist (Xe-HPG) architecture, and they were announced in August last year. However, even today these cards are only offered to OEMs.
Intel has made a lot of effort to improve its software development and this has been shown in a frequent driver updates for the gaming Arc series, but the same thing cannot be said about their professional GPUs division. The last driver was released on December 5th last year (22.214.171.12417). With the new release, Intel had no update for their Arc PRO series for more than 4 months.
The new driver focuses on professional app certification. Many of the previously listed software is no longer pending certification, but has been verified and added to support list:
- Autodesk 3ds Max 2022, 2023
- Autodesk AutoCAD 2022, 2023 🆕
- Autodesk Fusion 360
- Autodesk Inventor 2022, 2023
- Autodesk Maya 2022, 2023
- Bentley MicroStation 10.17.00.29.x 🆕
- Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS 2022, 2023 🆕
- PTC Creo 8, 9 🆕
- Siemens NX 2027 🆕
- Siemens Solid Edge 2022, 2023 🆕
- Vectorworks 2023 🆕
The driver introduces several fixes for said apps, but the known issue list is still growing. Thus far, Intel made no comments on possible Arc PRO GPUs with ACM-G10 GPU. The currently available solutions are all based on the smaller entry-level die.
Source and download: Intel