AMD’s Biggest GPU “Radeon RX Vega” Launch Event In Two Years Won’t Be Livestreamed – Capsaicin Siggraph Exclusive To Press and Analysts Only
We all know that AMD will be unveiling their flagship and much anticipated Radeon RX Vega 10 GPU based graphics cards at Siggraph 2017 tomorrow. This will be AMD's biggest GPU launch in more than two years but it looks like AMD has planned to drop the livestream and rely on their twitter feed for updates.
AMD's Biggest GPU (Radeon RX Vega) Launch Event In More Than Two Years Won't Be Livestreamed
UPDATE - While AMD will not be hosting any livestream of the event, they will upload a video of the entire Capsaicin event on their YouTube page.
The information that the launch event won't be livestreamed comes straight from AMD themselves. In a reply to a twitter follower who had asked if there will be a livestream and at what time will it start, AMD's Radeon Pro channel replied that they won't be livestreaming the event and that you would have to follow their tweets on multiple twitter pages for the latest updates. In a surprise, LTT (Linustechtips) has the first photos of the Radeon RX Vega Limited edition graphics card which will be showcased tomorrow and we posted a detailed article on it over here. Following is the specific tweet:
We won't be livestreaming the event, but make sure you are following our tweets for the latest updates! ^DS
— Radeon Pro (@RadeonPro) July 29, 2017
The Radeon RX Vega will be AMD's most powerful and most anticipated high-end graphics card in more than two years. It will finally replace the aging Radeon R9 Fury X which lasted in the market for more than two years as AMD's flagship (single-chip) graphics card. We were expecting AMD to at least livestream the event so that fans of the company can get a live preview of what AMD has for them in terms of RX Vega details that include specifications, performance and prices. But it looks like AMD will be keeping the details only to the select audience that will come to the event. Most of the audience will include tech insiders, journalists and YouTubers.
AMD recently did a tour of the Radeon RX Vega where they pitted the graphics card against a GTX 1080 system and mentioned that one of the PCs had a $300 US difference in terms of pricing. The comparative NVIDIA system with G-Sync had a monitor that cost up to $300 US. So the only price difference that AMD had was through the FreeSync advantage. It was quite odd to see AMD touting the advantage of their system to be FreeSync instead of RX Vega.
Only months ago, AMD showcased several key technologies for AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards that would help leverage graphics performance for gamers but none of them were shown during the tour. The Vega 10 GPU inside the Radeon RX Vega was also featured on the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card. The other card, although aimed at a different market, was tested in several pro workloads along with games and running the same chip at lower clocks than RX Vega, the card consumed over 300 Watts of power while overclocking ended up having the power numbers touching 350-400W and even up to 440W.
All we can do is hope that AMD makes last minute changes and decides to livestream the event to the audience. All of the major graphics cards launches are livestreamed to the public to showcase what kind of high-end products the respective company has for consumers in the market. AMD has showcased their Radeon RX series cards based on Polaris at previous Capsaicin events and there's no reason why they won't have RX Vega launch event not livestreamed directly from Capsaicin Siggraph.