Bethesda claims that Intel ARC video cards do not meet the minimum Starfield requirements for PC
Bethesda has officially released Starfield for PC, and, apparently, the owners of the Intel ARC graphic processors will face problems when it launches it. According to the Bethesda support service, even the Intel ARC A770 graphic processor does not meet the minimum Starfield requirements for PC.
Bethesda Support claims that Intel ARC A770 does not meet the minimum requirements of AMD Radeon RX 5700XT or NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070Ti. AND. Well. it’s not at all exactly.
In many games with support for DX12 and Vulkan Intel ARC A770, both of these video cards bypasses both these video cards. For example, in the game Tomb Raider Intel ARC A770 can be compared in performance with RTX 3070. Another example is the game Total Warhammer 3, in which Intel ARC A770 can bypass both AMD 5700XT and NVIDIA GTX1070TI.
According to reports, the owners of Intel ARC A770 can really play this game. Of course, with the last driver that Intel released a few days ago. However, they can receive damaged textures and numerous malfunctions. These are serious problems, and the position of Bethesda seems to mean that the team does not intend to correct them.
Yesterday Todd Howard said Starfield is optimized for PC. Since Intel graphic processors were released in 2022, there are no excuses for refusing to support them. So it seems that Starfield is still not optimized for PC. Or it is optimized only for certain CPU and GPU).
Currently, the game prefers AMD graphic processors and works poorly on NVIDIA graphic processors. Even if the game does not use the effects of ray tracing, it cannot support 60 frames per second at NVIDIA RTX 4090 in 4K mode. However, Todd Howard claims that the game promotes technology. How?
In any case, this should give you an idea of the post-release support of Starfield. Apparently, we will not get any serious performance corrections for her. But at least PC Gamers will be able to use mods to turn on DLSS 3. Well, of course, this applies only to RTX 40 owners, but still.