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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  • HollyDOL - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Hopefully it's going to be interesting thing to watch.
    Alas, calling the event capsaicin seems quite unfortunate... Especially if you take in consideration the hilarious "second round" after consuming bigger doses of mentioned essence.
  • xthetenth - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    If it's anything like last generation, their cards have way too much staying power for that comparison.
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Yeah, the naming hilariously bad, but I suppose they are trying...

    Nvidia is just so damn chill in comparison. Jen-Hsun can't beat.
  • atlantico - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - link

    Polaris is pretty damn cool.
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - link

    He's so chill he swags around with faked Pascal prototypes that are actually GM204, and nobody bats an eye. Oh well at least this time there were no wood screws.
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - link

    I remember the wood screws! Ah, good times.
  • Flunk - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    I hope they announce when Polaris is coming out, that's really the only thing people want to know right now.
  • bikal adhikari - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Fury x2 maybe?
  • chris200x9 - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    Nobody cares about Fury x2, it's too late. Polaris is coming soon and when in cross fire it will beat the Fury x2 in price, performance, and power usage. I don't see how they could make a dual GPU solution at 28nm competitive with a dual GPU solution at 14 nm regardless if they are on the same card or not.
  • zoxo - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - link

    The big gamechanger 14/16nm chips won't be out until 2017 from either AMD or NVIDIA. So while we hopefully get something that's around/slightly above Fury performance (at lower power) this summer/before the holidays, the real heavy hitters, and certainly the dual graphics cards are later down the line.
    The larger of the 2 Polaris gpus they have now is less than half the size of the Fury chip, which means that it will have comparable number of transistors/SPs. I certainly don't expect them to come out with a chip that has a comparable in size to the Fury very soon (which was at the very limit of what TMSC could do), there is certainly room for improvement as the process matures.

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