AMD is going to host a public livestream from Lone Star Campus in Austin Texas. The event will be hosted by none other than the company’s outspoken industry veteran Richard Huddy. The event will honor the 30 years of gaming and graphics at AMD. AMD is also planning to launch a new product during the event. Rumors indicate that it will be the next generation line of PC Graphics Cards.
AMD has confirmed that it will announce a new product tomorrow during the live stream. AMD has also said that it is in the process of sending review samples of the above mentioned products. A number of leaks have already sprung about the product AMD wants to reveal. One such rumor which has been sourced to VideoCardz emphatically declared that it is the AMD’s Radeon R9 285 which will be on the retail shelves by September 2nd.
The next GPU from AMD has been aptly named as Tonga and experts claim that it consumes only half the power as Tahiti and offers the same performance. A tech site WCCFTech has obtained the block diagram of the GPU which details the features as follows-
- 1792 stream processors
- 256-bit memory controller
- Higher-end cards will have a 384-bit controller
- 4GB of memory
- A memory clock of 1375MHz
AMD’s Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy has been leading a solo crusade against Nvidia’s GameWorks was talking about something called “FreeWorks,” It will be a theoretical open-source library of technologies which seeks to counter Nvidia’s “Black Box”. Huddy also teased about technologies such as Mantle and FreeSync.Huddy is also scheduled to interact with game developers on the latest products and future projects.
AMD is also very apt in Guerrilla marketing and has resorted to such gimmicks in the past. Remember how AMD passed potato chips at Intel’s 2013 IDF Conference? AMD had also intercepted tech press to reveal its Radeon 295×2.
AMD will broadcast its “30 Year of Gaming and Graphics” via Twitch, where it could announce its the Radeon R9 285 graphics card. It is equipped with Tonga Pro GPU and is intended to succeed the Radeon R9 280, at a lower TDP as well as price point.