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AMD Capsaicin event to be held on February 28 at GDC 2017

AMD has confirmed that it will be holding its second Capsaicin event at the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California. The “Capsaicin & Cream” event will be live-streamed from Ruby Skye, a theater turned club. It is expected that AMD will be showcasing the next-gen Vega graphics architecture that will be powering the company’s next flagship Radeon graphics cards. AMD’s Ryzen family could be talked about at the event as well, although they are not likely to be formally announced at the Capsaicin event. The live-stream starts at 10:30 am PST and is expected to end an hour later. Later in the day, AMD will be holding a “Cream developer session” from 2.30pm to 5pm PST.

At last year’s Capsaicin event, AMD announced its flagship Radeon Pro Duo graphics card and also teased its ‘Polaris’ architecture. According to AMD, this year’s event will be all about VR. It will be highlighting the “hottest new graphics and VR technologies propelling the games industry forward”.

AMD’s Vega based cards will be taking on NVIDIA’s flagship “Pascal” cards such as the GeForce GTX 1080. However, you will need to wait a few months before you can get your hands on a Vega based card, as AMD is expected to launch Vega GPUs only in the second quarter of the year.

AMD’s Ryzen CPUs on the other hand will be available soon, as the company is expected to officially introduce the Ryzen family on the 2nd of March.

Via: The Tech Report


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