Wednesday, July 12th 2017

RX Vega is On the Road: AMD Showcases Their Latest on a Road Trip

In a bid to increase interest and feed the Radeon rebels with hope for their latest high-performance GPU architecture, AMD is beginning a celebration of sorts, a road trip that will span two continents. Now this community tour won't be a non-stop travel and showcase - it's really only going to stop in two places. Still, AMD will be giving those lucky enough to be in attendance a chance to visit their Radeon RX Vega Experience area, where you'll be able to game on the upcoming graphics card and take in the experience, trade-show-style.

The first stop is in the old continent: the Radeon Experience will be setting up shop in the Akvárium Klub in Budapest, Hungary, from 2 to 7 CET. Then, the Radeon team will travel across the pond towards the USA, more specifically, towards PDXLAN in Portland, from July 21st to July 23rd. Finally, the last stop is one we knew about already: SIGGRAPH in the City of Angels. As we knew, they confirm that "Details on the Radeon RX Vega are coming during SIGGRAPH 2017, so you'll want to pay attention to what's happening during this technology summit taking place in the last week of July." So now you know. Are you going to go out of your way to attend?
Sources: Radeon RX Community, Thanks @ Steevo!
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10 Comments on RX Vega is On the Road: AMD Showcases Their Latest on a Road Trip

#1
RejZoR
The info posted here is incomplete. This is the full complete schedule:
  • Budapest, Hungary July 18 at the Akvárium Klub from 2 to 7 CET.
  • Portland, USA, PDXLAN in, July 21 to 23
  • Los Angeles, USA, SIGGRAPH 2017, July 30
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#2
kunyicajsz
I live in Budapest. Do you guys want to have some info from first hand? :)))
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#3
Raevenlord
News Editor
"Raevenlord said:
The first stop is in the old continent: the Radeon Experience will be setting up shop in the Akvárium Klub in Budapest, Hungary, from 2 to 7 CET. Then, the Radeon team will travel across the pond towards the USA, more specifically, towards PDXLAN in Portland, from July 21st to July 23rd. Finally, the last stop is one we knew about already: SIGGRAPH in the City of Angels.
"RejZoR said:
The info posted here is incomplete. This is the full complete schedule:
  • Budapest, Hungary July 18 at the Akvárium Klub from 2 to 7 CET.
  • Portland, USA, PDXLAN in, July 21 to 23
  • Los Angeles, USA, SIGGRAPH 2017, July 30

Hmmm....
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#4
RejZoR
The day part for the Hungary. It just says what time, but no date...
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#5
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Still no product for testing @cdawall
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#6
Crap Daddy
"kunyicajsz said:
I live in Budapest. Do you guys want to have some info from first hand? :)))
Yes, would be nice. It is on July 18th.
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#8
Crap Daddy
Smoke and mirrors event. Anyway it is pitted against a GTX 1080 system and what those who get to play need to understand is the "smoothness" comparison, Gsync vs. Freesync. Though it's not clear which is smoother, RX Vega is a GTX 1080 competitor at its best, something that should have been clear from a long time ago. Go back to Kepler, since then the smaller, second best Nvidia GPU, the GK104 successfully competed with the best AMD had to offer. This trend continued with GM104 and GP104. There was and is no reason to think that AMD suddenly discovered the holy grail and jump to GP102 level with Vega. Here is a video from the event:

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="f-mRJ2Y3110"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/f-mRJ2Y3110/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-mRJ2Y3110" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div>
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#9
Crap Daddy
Here's another video about the event, professional and funny but it's in Hungarian. I understand some so in short, apart from the nice ladies featured in the video, there's an interview with a Hungarian RTG rep. He confirmed the launch for 31st July and to me it seems that the emphasis will be on a cheaper product, including the resurrection of Free sync, which will perform about the same as the competition. He can't disclose prices but on average the Radeon gaming experience will cost 300$ less. Nobody could see any difference between the 2 systems, one dude said he can because NV has better colours.

<div class="youtube-embed" data-id="1VtQ3Kh7zIw"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/1VtQ3Kh7zIw/hqdefault.jpg" /><div class="youtube-play"></div><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VtQ3Kh7zIw" target="_blank" class="youtube-title"></a></div>
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