German-publication Hardwareluxx.de recently sat down with Intel Fellow Tom Peterson to discuss Arc Graphics where he went on to discuss their direction going into Arc Graphic’s next generation: codename “Battlemage”. Peterson states that following the A-series Arc Graphics had too many architectures which was expensive for the company and that one of the learnings from the current generation is to streamline their offerings. That said, the upcoming Arc B-series GPUs will have 2 variants: the Xe2-LPG and Xe2-HPG. The name modifier indicates Low-Power Graphics and High-Power Graphics and denotes the target application for the GPU. Xe2-LPGs will be for low-power applications most particularly as an IGP embedded on Intel’s CPUs. With Meteor Lake going the chiplet route, an Arc Battlemage Xe2-LPG silicon tile will drop-in onto the die package. The Intel Xe2-HPG will be made for discretre GPUs and will target the more familiar Arc-branded GPUs but will also arrive in the form of mobile GPUs under the Arc family.
The interview goes on to discuss how development will be handled going forward. With Intel’s datacenter business being a separate unit from the client computing, Intel’s AXG unit will handle the datacenter oriented Xe-HPC and its development for scalable compute applications. Intel’s client computing group or CCG will focus on developing the new direction for Arc Graphics with Xe2-LPG and Xe2-HPG. This will allow the team to focus on their solutions so they can be more competitive against NVIDIA and AMD.
its going to be a battle, i heard na ang arc battlemage it uses less power and improve fps not to mention av1 for streamer and video creator