AMD has officially announced that it will be hosting an event during GDC 2017. The Capsaicin event will be held on 28 February in San Fransisco. Of course, the company will be live streaming Capsaicin 2017 as well. It seems like the event will primarily be focusing on new graphics hardware and VR technologies – with no mention of new CPUs.
Last year’s Capsaicin event saw AMD unveiling its powerhouse graphics card called the Radeon Pro Duo. In addition, the company had also provided attendees and online viewers with the first look at a Polaris 10-based graphics card demo. Knowing this, one should expect AMD to be doing something similar this year. That said, it would be very unlikely that the company will be unveiling a Vega-based graphics card(s) during the event – it’s simply too early for that.
Oddly, the event description made no mention about anything regarding processors. Plenty of rumours that have been reported these few weeks all point to one launch date for AMD’s Ryzen CPUs: GDC 2017. Of course, the company may still decide to unveil its Ryzen processors during the event, perhaps as a surprise.
Regardless, it’s worth noting that the event and live stream will be held on 1 March 2017 at 2.30am Malaysia time.