Excited about AMD’s Vega GPU line? Can’t wait to see the performance of Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti? There’s a good chance that we'll soon discover a lot more about both companies’ highly anticipated products, and on the same day, too.
With the annual Game Developers Conference less than two weeks away, AMD and Nvidia have just announced events that will take place during GDC - both of which are happening on February 28.
At 10:30 AM PT, AMD will start live-streaming its “Capsaicin and Cream” event. The firm says it will be “a feature-packed show highlighting the hottest new graphics and VR technologies propelling the games industry forward.” While we can expect to hear some official Vega announcements, there’ll doubtlessly be plenty of talk about AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs as well, which are expected in early March.
Nvidia isn’t letting its rival grab all the spotlight, though. The green team’s “GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration” will contain some “amazing surprises” and be something “you won’t want to miss.” It starts at 7 PM, but there’s no word on whether it will also be live streamed.
Nvidia’s invite says to expect "an evening of awesome PC gaming, hardware, tournaments, and of course free food.” There’s no specific mention of the 1080Ti, but seeing as the graphics card didn’t make its expected appearance at CES, an absence here would be a huge surprise.
Something we’ll almost certainly see at Nvidia’s event is its new GeForce Now service, which lets users play graphically intensive games on low-end PCs and Macs. An early access version of the “gaming PC on demand product” ($25 for 10 hours on a GTX 1080 PC) is coming in March, so expect to find out more details on the 28th.