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Events: AMD Radeon Innovations in Virtual Reality and Gaming

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AMD announced that it will webcast live from the historical landmark Ruby Skye during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. This premium developer and press event entitled “Capsaicin” will be hosted by Raja Koduri (Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group) on Monday, March 14 at 4:00 PM PT (23:00 GMT), and showcase AMD’s world-class hardware, software and gaming partners.

Named after the compound that delivers a pepper’s spicy kick, “Capsaicin” event will explore the inner essence of the graphics processing unit (GPU) and how it powers innovations in gaming and virtual reality. The webcast will feature an inside look at the latest technological advancements affecting the enthusiast and developer communities as they approach the burgeoning virtual reality market.

According to AMD, the list of presenters and guests is as follows:

  • Film Studios (20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Legendary, Lionsgate, Lucas Film, Paramount, Universal)
  • Developers (2K, Basemark, Bioware, CCP, CryTek, EA, Epic Games, Glu, Google, Microsoft, Otoy, Unity etc.)
  • Hardware Partners (Best Buy, Dell, Falcon NW, HP, HTC, Lenovo, Magic Leap, Oculus)
  • Universities (Arizona, Briston, London, Penn State, Stanford, UCLA, USC Cinema / ICT, Utah)
  • Press – Selected media

Real-time video webcast of the event will be accessible on AMD’s Investor Relations home page: A replay of the webcast can be accessed a few hours after the conclusion of the live event and will be available for one year after the event. A replay of the webcast will be accessible on the AMD YouTube channel.

The question is will AMD finally reveal its ‘Dual-GPU for VR’ graphics card dubbed R9 Fury X2, or will the company decide that ‘R9 Fury X2’ won’t come to the market in current shape or form, as Polaris architecture is just a few months away?