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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  • just4U - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Their going to unveil their final incarnation of the 380/280/7900 series card... (chuckle) just kidding and to be fair, the 380/380x trades blows with the 970 even though it competes with the 960 which in my opinion it's better than. So it's sort of come a long way.. but they appear to have squeezed all the juice out of that orange that they were able to.
  • xthetenth - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    380 and 380X are the 285 chip not the 280/280X chip. And with how good it's looking recently it's a real solid card.
  • Alexvrb - Thursday, March 10, 2016 - link

    No doubt, a few seconds with a search engine would reveal that the 380 series is Tonga-based. They can be had at good prices and with modern drivers are all-around good performers. Still, with a newer design and a modern process node, Polaris will be leaps better. Won't be out till around mid-summer at the earliest, though.
  • Danvelopment - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Interesting codename.

    All I hear is buy the low end model and it will be just perfect, get the high end model and it will be too hot to use, which is never good for a graphics card.
  • Mr Perfect - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - link

    To hot to use? Who's spreading such FUD? I haven't even heard trolls try that one out.
  • Danvelopment - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - link

    Nice reading comprehension. Its the implication of the codename. The most powerful chillies are too hot to eat, whereas the lower end ones are just right.
  • Mr Perfect - Thursday, March 10, 2016 - link

    I didn't realize you where making a joke about peppers, it looked like two separate thoughts. First paragraph was about the code name, but then a line return and whole new paragraph about graphics card being to hot to use.

    Thanks for being understanding though.
  • bill.rookard - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    I'd love to see them demo a 1Xnm FinFet APU with HBM engineering sample. :D

    Wouldn't that be just sick?
  • Valantar - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    No, that would be completely awful. Especially if it's a Zen based APU. Teasing amazing products that far down the pipeline is just cruel.
  • boeush - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Looks like AMD is about to bring da PAIN!

    Here's hoping it's not in the form of shooting themselves in the foot (again). [Seriously, is there anything left of their feet at this point?]

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