It's just over a fortnight to the eve of Computex Taipei. This is one of the most highly anticipated events on the PC hardware calendar and this year we are hoping for AMD to launch and release some of its long-promised Vega GPU architecture graphics cards. RX Vega has been confirmed for launch before Q2 2017 is out (before the end of June) but what better time to choose than the beginning of the Computex trade show?
In an email received by VideoCardz, AMD made the statement below:
Computex 2017 is fast approaching so we wanted to share a save-the-date for the AMD press conference, scheduled for May 31st from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hosted by AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su and other key AMD executives, you will have the opportunity to hear more about the latest products and leading-edge technologies coming from AMD in 2017. The past year has seen AMD bringing innovation and competition back to the high-performance desktop market with the release of Ryzen processors and we look forward to providing new details on 2017 products and the ecosystems, both OEM and channel, that will support them.
The source expects an official public reveal / launch of AMD's Radeon RX Vega GPUs, and the Ryzen HEDT chips are hinted at pretty directly in the above statement.
A previous unconfirmed report suggested there would be a pre-Computex special event hosted by AMD where Vega, Navi, Zen+ would all be, at least, discussed. Optimistically, we could wish for the unconfirmed 16th May event to be a paper launch of RX Vega with partner hardware arriving thick and fast in Taiwan after the 31st May morning press conference. Whatever the case, we don't really have long to wait.