We got an overnight package from UPS today that was a little different than the large packages that we normally get. This was a UPS Express Envelope that had a sealed brown paper envelope addressed to us that said it was top secret. After looking closer at the shipping label it appeared to be from AMD and not some crazed person trying to mail us Anthrax or some other goodness.
Inside the envelope there was a photo of myself that was mirrored so that there was two of me. On the bottom of the Polaroid looking photo was the line “Wouldn’t you agree that two is better than one?” I’m not sure the world or even I could handle two of me!
On the back of the photo it reads “#2BetterThan1,” which makes it sound like AMD is getting close to launching their upcoming flagship Dual-GPU monster with the code name Vesuvius. This card has been rumored for many months and we’ve told you about it back in 2013. There was also a blank, white piece of glossy photo paper in the envelope, but we didn’t see a hidden message there.
The rumored AMD Radeon R9 290X2 or whatever it shall be named, will most likely be launched very soon and this is what looks to be the start of the marketing campaign for it by AMD and their PR firm Edelman. It also just happens to come a week before the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco next week as well as NVIDIA’s GTC developer conference called GTC the week after that. Legit Reviews will be attending both GDC and GTC, so we’ll be certain to get to the bottom of this!