AMD has announced its first public showcase of its Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be taking place in Budapest, Hungary, on July 18th. They’ll be giving the Akvarium Klub a makeover and hosting a PC gaming zone from 2pm to 7pm, providing local fans with an opportunity to go hands-on with its next generation GPUs.
Following this, AMD will be hosting another Radeon RX Vega live showcase in Portland, Oregon from July 21st to July 23rd, before finally launching the gaming-focused Radeon RX Vega during SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles, which takes place from July 30th.
“Radeon RX Vega is on its way—but before that, we’re bringing it to you,” says AMD Radeon. “We’re making a few stops to show it off in action: we’re packing up a few Radeon RX Vega GPUs and embarking on a mini community tour, and we’re hoping you join us! At our stops, we’re setting up a Radeon RX Vega Experience area where you’ll be able to game on the upcoming graphics card and take in the experience, tradeshow-style.
“The main reason for this tour is to host a meet-up: for all of us PC gamers to get together, play some games, chat and hang out. Just bring yourselves and your friends.”
Based on AMD’s previous Vega showings, and its cosy relationship with a few developers, it seems a fairly safe bet to assume we’ll see RX Vega in action playing the likes of Prey, Quake Champions, DOOM, Sniper Elite 4, Battlefield 1 and, possibly, Star Wars Battlefront II. Hopefully, those attending will be able to pull some form of metrics so we can get a firmer idea of performance, with previous showings hiding the concrete performance numbers. I suspect AMD will save the juiciest details for its SIGGRAPH 2017 launch though.