Intel 2nd Gen Arc Battlemage Graphics Cards Allegedly Launching in November 2024

Intel’s 1st Gen Arc Alchemist GPUs had a troubled launch. Limited availability, buggy drivers, and sparse game support were the key themes of the Arc A-series graphics cards. Only after drastic price reductions and driver updates were the A750 and A770 able to gain moderate popularity in the DIY segment. According to industry whispers out of Embedded World 2024, Intel hopes to launch the 2nd Gen Battlemage GPUs as early as November 2024.

According to ComputerBase, Intel wishes to participate in the autumn and pre-holiday season sales starting with Black Friday on the 29th of November. This would mean an early to mid-November release for the Arc B-series Battlemage graphics cards.

While this may come as good news to some, it’s important to remember how the 1st Gen Alchemist launch went. Even a year after launch, the Arc A750/A770 is incompatible with older games or suffers from bugs (audio issues, stuttering) in several recent titles. Launching a new lineup before the existing one is properly optimized isn’t wise.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact:
Back to top button