Good news, folks: it looks like AMD will be revealing more details about its Vega GPUs and Zen CPU revision on 16 May 2017. Reports have surfaced – unofficially – regarding this event, and it’s said that it’ll be attended by Lisa Su (CEO of AMD) Raja Koduri (head of Radeon Technologies Group) and Mark Papermaster (CTO of AMD).
It’s worth noting, however, that the event itself is dubbed as AMD’s ‘financial analyst day’ which means that a Vega launch during the event may be unlikely. That said, consumers and AMD fans can at least expect the company to provide more information regarding its highly anticipated high-end GPUs during the event – an official release date perhaps?
Also rumoured to be talked about during AMD’s financial analyst day are the company’s revision of its widely successful Zen CPUs. Sources claim that AMD’s upcoming CPU will bear the codename “Zen+” but let’s just take that one with a grain of salt, for now. As mentioned before, we still think that a Computex 2017 launch for AMD’s Vega GPUs will likely be the case.
This, of course, is even more likely given how PowerColor (Radeon graphics card manufacturer) has sent out invites for its event during Computex 2017; stating that it’ll be showcasing “new technologies and other latest products” during the event. That said, the Taiwanese company could just be referring to its lineup of custom RX 500 series graphics cards – so we’ll have to wait and see.
Regardless, one way or another, Vega GPUs are indeed coming soon. AMD has mentioned that its upcoming GPUs will be launched by Q2 2017 – a period which ends in June (or about 52 day from the time of writing). The main question that remains now is will Vega GPUs live up to the expectations of many eager PC gamers? We’ll see.