AMD's Vega likely to make an appearance at upcoming Computex press event

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While it is common knowledge that AMD will be releasing its Vega next-generation GPU architecture in the second quarter of 2017, the company has been cagey in terms of specifics. While some potential events for such a reveal have come and gone, there’s one remaining this quarter that is a likely candidate.

We’re talking about Computex, of course, and this year’s event is scheduled for May 30 through June 3 in Taipei. And AMD has now officially confirmed an event on May 31 at 10 a.m. local time that’s as likely as any for Vega to finally see the light of day, as Wccftech reports.

The news came via an official AMD press statement:

“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.”

AMD has already made some noise with its recent launch of the Zen CPU architecture and its Ryzen processors, which offer solid performance at competitive price points. Ryzen has given Intel something to think about, and AMD is hoping that Vega will provide the kind of price-performance ratio that will help break Nvidia’s hold on the GPU market.

The company has recently released another generation of its Polaris GPU architecture to hold a place in line for Vega, and the Radeon RX 500 series does offer some decent performance at competitive pricing. However, AMD fans and gamers, in general, are mostly looking forward to Vega, which the company hopes will finally let it compete at the high end against Nvidia’s Pascal architecture.

While there’s no guaranteed that AMD will announce Vega at its upcoming Computex press event, smart money says it will. That means that we don’t have too much longer to wait to see exactly what AMD has in mind to shake up the GPU marketplace.

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