How to fix frame rate drop issues when playing Valorant with the driver version 126.96.36.19987 or higher.
After upgrading the graphics driver to the version 188.8.131.5287 or higher, the game Valorant has frequent frame drops.
Intel has been unable to replicate this issue on multiple systems using different processors and integrated graphics and our latest generic DCH drivers. This issue is being discussed on this Community thread.
Users comment that rolling back to driver 184.108.40.20676 seems to address performance while others have reported the issue goes away when switching from a mechanical hard drive to a Solid State Drive (SSD).