Up to 448 UEs and 256-bit bus interface

Intel Arc Battlemage “X2” and “X3” graphics cards have been seen with up to 56 Xe2 cores and a 256-bit bus interface.

Intel’s high-end Arc Battlemage graphics cards appear under the code names “X2” and “X3”

The new information about Intel’s Arc Battlemage “Xe2” graphics cards comes from nbd.ltd and Volza, who primarily record customs and shipping data in their online databases.

According to new data, Intel appears to be using new X2 and X3 codenames for its next-gen graphics cards, though it’s unclear whether these are official branding or simply internal codenames for the cards. One of the cards is listed as “Churchill Falls” and is reportedly a cancelled SKU based on the BMG-G10 die.

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To start off with the details, we have the Intel Arc Battlemage “X3” graphics card that uses the BMG-G10 GPU die. This is a flagship model that was reported a while ago, but according to recent reports, it seems to have been cancelled. The space is occupied by the BMG-G21 and BMG-G31 dies.

This graphics card was expected to feature 448 EUs or 28 Xe2 cores and an 8-layer PCB with a 256-bit bus interface. The graphics card had 16GB of GDDR6(x) memory and that’s all we can extract about this part.

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Now, there’s no evidence as to whether this SKU or GPU has been cancelled other than rumors, but it would be nice to see Intel make a high-end graphics card like this within its Arc Battlemage line.

The second SKU is a bigger mystery as it’s not known which GPU it actually houses, but we’ve seen references to the BMG-G21 die, so that could be the one featured on this graphics card. The BMG-G21 GPU has already appeared in the same filings and Intel appears to be testing a range of active fan heatsinks with these engineering samples.

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Aside from these, the Intel Arc Battlemage BMG-G31 GPUs also appeared a while ago and feature up to 32 Xe2 cores, half the amount of the BMG-G10 array.

What we really know about the Intel Arc Battlemage graphics cards is that they could offer up to a 50% performance boost over existing Alchemist chips, offer a new ray tracing engine, and some really impressive features like VVC support, as well as improvements in terms of software and driver support. Intel’s Arc BMG “Battlemage” Xe2 GPUs are expected to be unveiled later this year, so stay tuned for more information.

Intel Arc Battlemage Graphics Card “Rumored” Specs:

Graphic card variant Bow B*** Bow B*** A770 bow
GPU Matrix BMG-G31 Bow BMG-G21 Bow ACM-G10 Bow
Process node 5nm? 5nm? TSMC 6nm
Die Size Determined Determined 406mm2
Shading units (cores) 4096 (32 Xe2 cores) 2048 (16 Xe2 cores) 4096 (32 Xe cores)
GPU (graphics) clock Determined Determined 2.10GHz
Memory capacity 16GB GDDR6(x)? 12GB GDDR6(x)? 16GB GDDR6
Memory speed Determined Determined 17.5 Gbps
memory bus 256 bit 192 bits 256 bit
Broadband Determined Determined 560GB/s
TGP Determined Determined 225 W
Price (at launch) Determined Determined $349

News source: @harukaze5719

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