Last year at GDC 2016, Legit Reviews was in attendance for AMD’s Capsaicin event where the GPU maker talked about Polaris GPUs and even had Vega and Navi on a roadmap that went up to 2019! It looks like AMD will be having another Capsaicin event during GDC 2017 on February 28th, 2017 at 10:30am PT (1:30pm ET). The registration page is already up and talks a bit more about the event.
This year at GDC, join us on the 28th for our Capsaicin livestream and our Cream developer sessions – insightful and inspiring talks focused on rendering ideas and new paths forward, driven by game industry gurus from multiple companies including Epic and Unity.
The Capsaicin livestream kicks off at 10:30 AM from Ruby Skye, a feature-packed show highlighting the hottest new graphics and VR technologies propelling the games industry forward. The Cream Developer Sessions will start shortly after at 2:30 PM, with a special talk featuring Unity and Epic.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Doors open
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: AMD Capsaicin & Cream Livestream
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Cream developer sessions
7:30 PM – Midnight: Capsaicin & Cream after party featuring a special guest DJ
We don’t expect AMD to announce Vega at GDC, but they will likely have a number of demonstrations at the Capsaicin event as the card is due to be released in the first half of 2017 and was at CES 2017 running demos. It is also safe to assume that many of those systems will be running AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs. We aren’t sure when Ryzen will be released, but most believe that AMD Ryzen processors will debut on March 2nd, 2017. AMD will also likely talk more about Navi during the event as that processor is now just a year away and will be the next hot topic now that Vega is almost ready to hit the retail channel.
Gamers are hopeful that AMD’s Vega GPUs and Ryzen CPUs will be winners and have a huge impact on the PC hardware market. It wouldn’t hurt to put some pressure on Intel and NVIDIA as competition usually drives prices down and that means you the consumer will ultimately be the winner.