Intel Battlemage desktop GPU leak suggests it’s still a work in progress

Intel Arc A750 Battlemage GPU alongside its product packaging.

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Leaks on upcoming hardware are starting to come in thick and fast, as the latest rumors have now given enthusiasts a sneak peek at the upcoming Intel Battlemage desktop GPUs. The upcoming graphics cards will apparently be arriving in two variants: the Xe2-HPG and the Xe2-LPG. The former will be explicitly designed for discrete graphics, while the latter will function as an integrated graphics system for some of Intel’s upcoming processor models.

That’s according to insider @miktdt on Twitter/X (via Wccftech), who revealed that “some smaller versions are on [system analyzer SiSoftware Sandra].” Unfortunately, the benchmark results don’t include a release date for the soon-to-be-launched GPUs. However, @miktdt did speculate in the same post that Intel would make the upcoming graphics cards available sometime in Q4 2024 or Q2 2025. But as always, you’ll need to take these details with a generous helping of salt since these have yet to be confirmed by the manufacturers.

Intel Battlemage GPU benchmarks aren’t impressive

Based on the benchmark scores provided by @miktdt, neither of the upcoming GPUs is impressive compared to their predecessors. The Xe2-LPG and Xe2-HPG earned marks of 6,030.66Mpix/s and 7,231.20Mpix/s, respectively, both a far cry from the 9,927Mpix/s that the Arc A750 scored. Of course, it’s still in the early days, and with no announcement in sight, Intel may provide it with a final optimization boost that helps it level with or surpass previous graphics cards. After all, the latest Intel Arrow Lake rumors suggest the company is gearing up for a tremendous end-of-the-year.

Now, if you don’t want to wait for these graphics cards to arrive, don’t worry. Check out the best GPUs in 2024 so you can start building your PC with the ideal centerpiece. If you’re on a budget, you can take a look at our list of the best GPU under $250 in 2024 instead.

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