Intel Battlemage series will double the number of Xe-Cores

The codename for the next generation of Intel Arc products is Battlemage. However, there will also be an Alchemist+ version, in addition to Alchemist and Battlemage, which is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2023. The release of Battlemage is expected in the second quarter of 2024, but the launch date is anticipated to be announced at CES 2024.

According to the latest news from RedGamingTech, compared to the current top-of-the-line ACM-G10 GPU in Alchemist, the Battlemage series will double the number of Xe-Cores. The flagship GPU will have as many as 64 sets of Xe-Cores and could be called BGM-G10. The Battlemage GPU is also said to have a 256-bit memory bus and 48MB of second-level cache, which means it can be equipped with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of memory, or 12GB or 24GB of memory if using a 192-bit memory bus.

The second-level cache capacity of BGM-G10 is smaller than the 64MB AD103 used in the RTX 4080, but it is said that the chip size of the two is similar. Additionally, the target clock of the GPU is around 3GHz, but the definition of Intel GPU clock is different from NVIDIA’s boost clock, and in fact, the clock of RTX 40 series GPUs often exceeds 2.9GHz during light loads or overclocking.

It is speculated that the flagship model of Battlemage will have the performance level of an RTX 4070 Ti, but it is too early to draw a conclusion since the driver has a significant impact on performance. The performance of Alchemist products with early drivers and the latest drivers are completely different.