AMD has just confirmed that it will be holding an exclusive preview on Feb 28 of its next generation Radeon graphics cards due this summer. The preview will be part of the company's upcoming live press event at this year's Game Developers Conference for all things graphics titled "Capsaicin and Cream".
AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Vega Sneak-Peek Coming February 28
The event will be live-streamed so Radeon fans can tune in and enjoy the show over the web. 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.
AMD Capsaicin & CreamGDC 2017: Summer of Radeon Sneak Peek
Capsaicin is the legendary component in chili peppers that adds that indescribably addictive kick to spicy foods. It elevates your favorite meal and propels your taste buds into overdrive.
We love Capsaicin because it reminds us of the magic that game and VR developers craft every day when they turn raw code into exciting, memorable and addicting experiences.
On February 28, kick off your GDC with an exclusive glimpse into the Summer of Radeon and beyond! Our feature-packed show will be highlighted by the hottest new graphics and VR technologies propelling the game industry forward – with previews of the summer’s hottest PC games and VR experiences from the biggest names in the business.
AMD’s Capsaicin Livestream kicks off at 10:30AM PT and you won’t want to miss it. Be sure to come back here for the livestream.
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|
8.6 (FP16) TFLOPS
5.8 (FP16) TFLOPS
~25 (FP16) TFLOPS
22 (FP16) TFLOPS
>25 (FP16) TFLOPS
|Memory||4GB HBM||8GB GDDR5||16GB HBM2||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Launch||2015||2016||June 2017||June 2017||July 2017||TBA|
AMD GDC 2017 Sessions
|D3D12 and Vulkan Done Right||Gareth Thomas (AMD)||2006||Monday
|Wave Programming in D3D12 and Vulkan||David Lively (AMD) & Holger Gruen (NVIDIA)||2006||Monday
|Async Compute – Deep Dive||Alex Dunn (NVIDIA) & Stephan Hodes (AMD)||2006||Monday
|Cinematic Depth of Field||Karl Hillesland (AMD)||2006||Monday
AMD GDC 2017 Sessions - Other
|D3D12 & Vulkan: Lessons learned||Matthaeus Chajdas (AMD)||2020||Wednesday
|Advanced Shader Programming on GCN||Timothy Lottes (AMD)||3009||Wednesday
|Real-Time Finite Element Method (FEM) and TressFX 4.0||Eric Larsen (AMD) & Dongsoo Han (AMD)||3009||Wednesday
|Explicit DirectX 12 Multi GPU rendering||Raul Aguaviva (AMD) & Dan Baker (Oxide Games)||3009||Thursday 10:00- 11:00|
|True Audio Next and Multimedia AMD APIs in games and VR applications development||Mikhail Mironov (AMD) & Pavel Siniavine (AMD)||3009||Thursday 11:30- 12:30|
|Radeon ProRender and Radeon Rays in a Gaming rendering workflow||Dmitry Kozlov (AMD) & Takahiro Harada (AMD)||3009||Thursday 14:45- 15:45|
|Optimizing for AMD Ryzen CPU||Kenneth Mitchell (AMD) & Elliot Kim (AMD)||3009||Thursday 16:00- 17:00|