Popular hardware monitoring tool Hardware Info has added preliminary support for Intel’s 2nd Gen Arc Battlemage and 3rd Gen Celestial graphics cards. Early support for the iGPUs of Panther Lake and Nova Lake CPUs has also been added. We assume the same graphics architecture (likely Celestial) will power future processors. Last week, an official slide from Intel Japan vaguely mentioned the 2nd Gen Arc Battlemage GPUs.
Following the dissolution and integration of AXG into the Intel Client and Data Center Divisions, many have doubted the future of Intel’s discrete GPU family. These are positive signs but can’t be taken as confirmation. The roadmap doesn’t explicitly mention Battlemage and preliminary support for several lineups is added irrespective of whether they make it to the market.
The Arc Battlemage GPUs are expected to feature a much larger die than Alchemist, with up to 448 EUs or 7,168 cores. This would put it on par with the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, at least on paper. You can expect 16GB of GDDR6 or GDDR7 memory, backed by a large cache pool, improved ray tracing, XMX (Tensor) units, and competitive pricing. The 15th Gen Arrow Lake processors are also expected to feature a tiled GPU based on Battlemage. These chips will likely be fabbed on TSMC’s 4nm process node.