Intel To Launch Battlemage Before Black Friday

During Embedded World 2024 in Germany, Intel introduced six fresh Arc Alchemist graphics cards tailored for edge and embedded systems. These GPUs debut over two years following the initial release of Alchemist discrete processors.

While the spotlight shines on the latest Arc Alchemist GPUs, there’s minimal discussion surrounding the forthcoming successor, Battlemage. Known also as Xe2-HPG or Xe2-LPG, this next-generation GPU architecture is slated to launch later this year within Lunar Lake SoCs (LPG variant). However, Intel has provided limited information regarding the discrete GPU segment (HPG) fueling the next-gen Arc Bx00 GPU series for gaming and workstation applications.

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As per ComputerBase reports, talks among Intel partners at the trade show indicate that Battlemage could potentially debut prior to Black Friday,November 29 this year. This timeframe holds significance for hardware firms, especially those catering to gamers, as they strive to unveil new products ahead of the holiday shopping rush.

Officially, Intel has maintained secrecy regarding Battlemage, affirming only that it’s progressing as planned and highlighting the team’s emphasis on software over hardware development. Intel Fellow Tom Petersen has suggested that efforts are being directed towards Celestial, the architecture succeeding Battlemage.

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The publication observes that Intel has adopted a completely different approach to marketing communication for Arc GPUs. Instead of hyping and announcing various release dates, employees are now only sharing essential information. Hopefully, this strategy will pay off by surprising gamers with a competitive architecture.

Source: ComputerBase