Wednesday May 25, 2016

AMD Polaris GCN 4.0 Macau China Event

So lots of tech press folks are flying out today for Macau China where AMD will be showing off its Polaris 10 and 11 architecture over the next few days. Just FYI, HardOCP was NOT INVITED to this event. When I reached out to confirm with AMD that we were not invited, and our invitation had not just gotten lost in the mail, AMD PR refused to answer the question. I guess that sums it up!

Honestly, there is likely not much to miss here, as we do not think AMD has any answer for GTX 1080, but the middle of the product stack will surely get revamped if GlobalFoundries and crank out the 14nm parts.

You can check out our GlobalFoundries Tour from 2011 as it has some pretty nifty insight.

We were even there to watch them building the fab 5 years ago.

So all in all, I am not sure HardOCP will be on the cusp for AMD's next Paper Launch, but we were hoping so. All in all, things will work out and I think we might have some big AMD news for you in the next couple of days anyway, Macau or not.