AMD Vega Preview Could Be Planned For February 28th “Capsaicin & Cream” Live Event

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Feb 13, 2017
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AMD has just announced via its eventbrite portal that it will be holding a special live-streamed event for graphics technology at GDC on the 28th of February. The company has not made any specific mention of Vega in its press release, although we know the company has developer sessions scheduled at GDC to talk specifically about Vega technologies and architecture-sepcific optimizations. AMD engineers also have at least one scheduled session that we know of to talk about the company’s hotly anticipated Ryzen CPUs.

Capsaicin & Cream Event To Be Livestreamed On February 28th

At the company’s last Capsaicin event in March of last year we got a glimpse of AMD’s then yet unreleased Polaris graphics architecture. It was a sizable media event and a host of new details about the RX 400 series was uncovered. Will AMD repeat that this year and take the covers off the brightest star neighboring the sun? Vega.

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GDC is where developers not only shine, but share how they create everyday gaming magic from raw code, technology, and imagination. On February 28th, we’re beginning the day with our always-spicy Capsaicin livestream, but fiery feasts are best experienced when accompanied by something cool and creamy to satisfy the palette.

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.

Registering for the livestream or the developer sessions will give you exclusive access to the Capsaicin & Cream after party.

Space for the livestream and the cream developer sessions is extremely limited, so please RSVP today to secure your seat for both events, as well as exclusive access to the Capsaicin & Cream after party.

The brand new graphics architecture is set to power the company’s next generation family of high-end Radeon graphics cards. Vega is AMD’s latest 14nm graphics architecture and represents the most significant leap forward for the company in half a decade. The performance demos that AMD has showcased of Vega so far have painted a picture of an enthusiast class chip, the fastest that the company has ever built, going toe-to-toe with NVIDIA’s GTX 1080.

Ryzen CPUs are slated for an official launch on March 2nd while Vega GPUs are officially slated for release in the second quarter of 2017. To learn more about Vega you check out our comprehensive overview of the next generation GPU family and the brand new graphics architecture here.

AMD Vega Lineup

Graphics Card Radeon R9 Fury X Radeon RX 480 Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition Radeon Vega Pro Radeon RX Vega (Gaming) Radeon RX Vega Pro Duo
GPU Fiji XT Polaris 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 2x Vega 10
Process Node 28nm 14nm FinFET FinFET FinFET FinFET FinFET
Stream Processors 4096 2304 4096 3584 4096 (?) Up to 8192
Performance 8.6 TFLOPS
8.6 (FP16) TFLOPS
5.8 TFLOPS
5.8 (FP16) TFLOPS
~13 TFLOLPS
~25 (FP16) TFLOPS
11 TFLOLPS
22 (FP16) TFLOPS
>13 TFLOLPS
>25 (FP16) TFLOPS
TBA
TBA
Memory 4GB HBM 8GB GDDR5 16GB HBM2 TBA TBA TBA
Memory Bus 4096-bit 256-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit 4096-bit
Bandwidth 512GB/s 256GB/S 480GB/S 400GB/S TBA TBA
TDP 275W 150W TBA TBA TBA TBA
Launch 2015 2016 June 2017 June 2017 July 2017 TBA
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