RedGamingTech recently reported that Intel’s upcoming GPU may have twice as many cores as its predecessors. It’s worth noting that RedGamingTech had previously shared a roadmap outlining Intel Arc GPU plans for the coming years. According to the presentation, the Battlemage series is expected to be released in Q2 of next year.
Some unreleased slides have revealed that the Battlemage series may feature twice the number of Xe-Cores as the ACM-G10 GPU. This means that instead of 32, the flagship GPU, possibly named BGM-G10, could have up to 64 Xe-Cores, according to these reports.
According to reports, the Battlemage GPU is expected to have a 256-bit memory bus and 48MB of L2 cache. As a result, graphics cards based on this GPU could come with memory capacities ranging from 8 to 32GB, depending on whether Intel opts for an 8, 16 or 32GB configuration, or uses a 192-bit memory bus instead. While the L2 cache may be smaller than that of the AD103 on the RTX 4080 (which has 64 MB), the die size is rumored to be comparable.
According to rumors, the clock target for the Battlemage GPU is expected to be around 3 GHz. However, it should be noted that Intel’s GPU clock is not the same as NVIDIA’s Boost Clock. While the RTX 40 series can reach 2.9 GHz with light workloads and overclocking, it’s uncertain how the Battlemage will perform in comparison. The speculation suggests that it could perform at least at the level of an RTX 4070 Ti, but it’s too early to say for sure. Even so, this would be a significant upgrade in GPU performance, as the Arc A770 is currently aimed at the RTX 3060 series from NVIDIA.
Intel has not yet released a refresh of its Alchemist series, which is reportedly codenamed “Alchemist+”. Additionally, there may be an update to the existing GPU series in the form of the Arc A580 GPU, although it still hasn’t been released for unknown reasons. However, given the recent frequency of price cuts for Intel Arc GPUs, it’s possible that the A580 may not be released after all.