Next-gen Intel Battlemage GPUs appear to be on-track for 2024
Intel’s next-generation Battlemage architecture appears to be launching in 2024
Intel entered the discrete GPU market with their ARC Alchemist series of graphics cards, and soon the company hopes to transition to their next-generation Battlemage architecture.
According to the Intel roadmap below (from 4Gamer), Intel Battlemage is due to launch sometime in 2024. At this time, it is unknown what architectural changes Intel will deliver with Battlemage. However, we can expect Intel to launch a larger overall GPU design to compete with higher-end AMD and Nvidia products.
Since Intel is relatively new to the GPU market, the company has a lot of room to improve their ARC GPU architecture. As such, we can expect to see a lot of microarchitectural improvements. On top of that, we are also likely to see increases to both AI and ray tracing performance.
Older leaks for Intel’s Battlemage graphics architecture suggest that the company’s Battlemage flagship will feature two times as many Xe cores as an ARC A770. This is a boost from 32 Xe cores to 64 Xe cores. Battlemage is also rumoured to be built using TSMC’s 4nm lithography node.
With a doubling of Xe cores, an overhauled graphics architecture, and higher clock speed targets, Intel should achieve greater than 2x performance boosts with their next-generation ARC Battlemage flagship. This should make Intel a lot more competitive with Nvidia and AMD. However, Intel are unlikely to compete with Nvidia’s highest-end graphics cards.
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