AMD to Showcase VR and Gaming Innovations at GDC Capsaicin Webcast

With GDC just a week away, everyone is getting ready for major announcements from AMD and Nvidia. AMD however, will also be hosting their separate live streamed event at Ruby Skye in San Fransisco. Named after Capsaicin, a chemical behind a spicy pepper’s kick, AMD will be showcasing their latest innovations in Virtual Reality and Gaming. This means we may get a product reveal or too from the event as well as maybe some more.

Given the recent focus on VR, it is very likely that FuryX2 Gemini will finally be launched since the VR HMD are finally ready. This falls right in line with what has revealed about FuryX2 being ready already and the VR focus of the live stream.

In addition to that, we may finally get some more information about Polaris, though a launch may still be a long way away. March is still too early for Polaris to launch given the mid-2016 remarks but more demo units, especially higher end Polaris wouldn’t be out of the question.

Finally, we can expect AMD to showcase their LiquidVR solution in partnership with the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. That will likely come along with their other gaming and VR oriented solutions and DX12. The event will be streamed on AMD’s investor relations page so be sure to check it out when the time comes.

AMD May Launch New GPU on November 20th in Japan

According to Japanese sources, AMD is set to unveil a multitude of new products in the coming week. Set to occur in an event on November 20th, AMD will be showing off their new Crimson software suite, various partner products as well a new GPU.

While Crimson is undoubtedly a major release and an important release for AMD, the graphics card launch will probably take center stage. After the complete Fiji lineup launched, there are only two main candidates for a new GPU. These are the Fury Gemini which is expected to be a Fijix2 part or the much-leaked 380X which we pretty much already know all about.

For the past month or so, the leaked launch dates for the 380X have come and gone many times. This time around though, given the multitude of leaks we have seen, may finally see the card launch. With Black Friday coming up soon as well as the rest of the holiday season, a 380X launch could capitalize on the increased spending in the United States. On the other hand, the flagship dual Fiji part will probably sell well enough on its own given its premium status. We will could see the FijiX2 part before the end of the year, but given past timeframes on AMD launches, that is unlikely.