AMD will be hosting yet another Capsaicin event at GDC this year, this time also adding a bit of ‘cream’ on top. The professional, developer focused event will kick off at 10:30am PST on the 28th of February.
Vega could make an appearance at AMD’s Capsaicin & Cream GDC event
Just what the event will focus on remains to be seen, but we’re sure to see something that’s professionally focused. And since Vega is decidedly being targeted at more than just the consumer space, with compute and DNN’s being a priority, we’re probably going to end up getting a further peak at what Vega means to the developer.
Capsaicin will be the traditional event, revealing a few more details about their forthcoming architecture while the cream on top will be a few developer sessions letting you discuss pertinent GCN issues and talk shop with a few developers.
Last year at GDC AMD released the Radeon Pro Duo, a dual Fiji-based GPU designed to maximize double-precision compute for scientists and everyone who wished a powerful GPU for creating things. This year is sure to be exciting with Vega making significant improvements to the underlying architecture and new open-source libraries coming along side its release.
Oddly, there’s another session at GDC on March 2nd that seems to focus on the “…recently-launched AMD Ryzen CPU followed by advanced optimization topics.” Meaning that the new CPU from AMD just might make an official appearance, and even a launch sometime during or even before GDC.