Capsaicin, whether you call it the essence of flavor or the distillation of pain (ed: it's the latter), at its core capsaicin is what drives everything we call spicy. Using this as their inspiration AMD's Radeon Technologies Group will be holding a press event for GDC, and they are naming said event after this terrifically terrifying substance.

The press event, which we will be present for, will also be getting a live webcast that will be available on AMD’s investor relations page next week on Monday March 14th, at 4:00 PM PT. After concluding the event a replay will be available to watch a few hours later, along with YouTube access as well.

At the event RTG plans on showcasing their own hardware, software, and gaming partners. As Capsaicin is the reason for that fire that inspires dishes worldwide, RTG will explore what they call the “inner essence” of the GPU and how it powers innovations that we will see in gaming and VR. Along these lines RTG plans to show the latest advancements drive both the enthusiast and developer communities as we approach a growing virtual reality market.

Meanwhile, that AMD is broadcasting a webcast should be considered significant. Due to Security and Exchange Commission rules, AMD is required to reveal certain types of information to investors at the same time as the press. In previous instances where AMD has announced a webcast via their investor relations site, there have been new product announcements. So it is reasonable to expect the same here.

For more information, please see the Capsaicin webcast announcement page

Source: AMD

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  • mdriftmeyer - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - link

    They're coming out in June. Keep dreaming they don't arrive until Jan 2017.
  • SunLord - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    The first Polaris cards will replace the 370/380 price level and then move up power wise we likely won't see the Fury replacement for 7 or 8 months if not longer so this will probably be the hard launch for the X2 and maybe talk about polaris
  • zoxo - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Yeah, I do hope they will reveal the uArch of polaris, and the small/mid polaris chips are already very interesting for notebooks tbh.
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Fury x2 (or Gemini) won't compete with Polaris in traditional sense.

    Amd was clear that they delayed it because vr was delayed. It's attached to vr. I think it'll mostly be used in oem machines like the tiki. In that area, it's really not that bad of a solution. It's definitely not a game changer, but it might do alright for itself.
  • JamJams - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Or maybe their Polaris will be there..
  • zoxo - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    They did demo small polaris before, so that's a possibility.
  • gijames1225 - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Hopefully we get Polaris dates and details. Something on Zen would be great as well, but probably not happening.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - link

    This is RTG, so Zen news is very unlikely.
  • zepi - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    There are exactly two things in the AMD release pipeline that matter. New CPU microarchitecture (Zen) and 14nm / 16nm GPU's.

    Everything else is just haphazard panic CPR their marketing department comes up all the time to keep the company afloat until they have something worth selling in their hands.
  • SunLord - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    My money is on a hard launch of the Fury X2 since VR headsets are starting to ship/happen and maybe information on Polaris replacement for the R9 370/380

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