A single line of code – that was all it took for a massive increase in ray tracing performance in Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs, thanks to Intel graphics driver engineer Lionel Landwerlin. With Intel’s new graphics cards struggling a bit with performance issues and early driver issues, it’s a welcome sight.

Landwerlin describes the change as “like a 100x improvement (no kidding)” in the text description of his merge request to the new line of code. This sounds like hyperbole, but a quick look at the request details immediately makes it clear that it is not.