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New leaks have finally surfaced about next-gen Intel Battlemage GPUs, including a Q2 2025 release

Last Updated on March 26, 2024
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It’s been a while since enthusiasts have heard good news for Intel Arc Battlemage GPUs. With rumors of the progress for the GPUs being sluggish, it didn’t seem like there was much to get excited about. But, new leaks emerging are supposedly showing that two new Battlemage GPUs could be on their way.

Spotted by Miktdt on Twitter, SiSoftware appears to list two next-gen Intel Battlemage GPUs, the Xe2-HPG and Xe2-LPG. There’s no confirmation that these GPUs are Battlemage, but with the apparent specs, they are likely mid and low-range Battlemage GPUs. The Xe2 GPUs, with 20 Xe Cores and 24 Xe Cores, line up with the next generation Intel is planning to release by Q2 of 2025.

Leaks suggest new Intel Battlemage GPUs could be on their way, but not until Q2 of 2025

The supposed Battlemage CPUs still have a while before release, though. While speculations believe that it could be by Q4 of 2024, it could be pushed even further back to Q2 of 2025. Leaks have been scarce for the next generation of graphics cards from Intel. With this info, Battlemage enthusiasts have some good news to enjoy. Finally, Team Blue has some rumors to keep the hope alive.

The specs shown on SiSoftware are nothing to get too excited about, yet. With clock speeds currently showing 1.8GHz, these are not the most high-end of GPUs. However, these are likely early sample readings, and the clock speed will more than likely improve by the time of release. The Battlemage has been eclipsed by the Intel Alchemist GPUs, but some would appreciate a new Battlemage to play with.

Intel has been quiet lately when it comes to GPU releases. As noted earlier, the development of Battlemage GPUs has been slow for a while now. The 2nd generation of Intel Arc graphics cards has been in progress since 2023, and it’s been nearly a year since then. While this leak is nothing official, it does give enthusiasts a nugget of information to cling to.

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