After an earlier vague deadline of Q2’15 and more than a few teases in the interim, AMD has finally announced when they’ll be revealing their forthcoming high-end video card.

AMD will be hosting an event on June 16th at 9am PST to release the details on the card, in a presentation dubbed “AMD Presents: The New Era of PC Gaming.” The presentation will be taking place at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA during E3 week, and happens to be where the AMD-sponsored PC Gaming Show also takes place that evening. This event is open to the public, or can be viewed via webcast.

I would quickly note here that at no point does AMD specifically call this a launch. And for that matter, the last time they held a public event like this – the Radeon 200/Hawaii reveal – Hawaii didn’t launch until a month later. In this case AMD has already committed to a June launch for the card, but at the moment we’re not expecting to see the card go on sale on the 16th.

Update: As part of AMD's Computex event (was was almost entirely focused on APUs), AMD CEO Dr. Lisu Su also briefly teased the 16th event, pulling out AMD's new high-end GPU. The chip being shown is a complete package with its silicon interposer and organic substrate. The crew over at Tom's Hardware got a good picture of it.


Image Courtesy Tom's Hardware

Source: AMD

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  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    "Looks like the 980Ti's price and performance sending AMD back to the drawing board weren't exaggerated."

    More likely it means that AMD is launching it exactly as they planned, and they want to announce certain details in advance like they did Hawaii. There are certain legal reasons as well, where AMD needs to reveal things to investors (i.e. the public) at the same time as they reveal those details to others.
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  • chizow - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    Certainly possible Ryan, it is just interesting contrast to the way Nvidia has been handling their launches, I guess. They've been pretty consistent about having some kind of launch event coupled with benchmarks/reviews and product availability almost immediately. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    All indications from AMD have been that they consider the Hawaii event to have worked well for them, YouTube streaming issues aside. So I'm not surprised they want to do it again. Reply
  • at80eighty - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    Ryan. if you take a good look at his posts; you'll observe it's not worth your rather busy schedule to take his posts seriously. Reply
  • mrdude - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    If only they worked as hard on providing adequate cooling for the original stock Hawaii as they did marketing it by flying the press over for another AMD paper launch. Reply
  • chizow - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    Yep, I always like tech presentations/events, I'll be looking forward to it and tuning in as well, I am certainly interested in more info on possible HBM benefits, its just always nicer when these launches are accompanied by actual product/benches too. Reply
  • Ranger101 - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - link

    A pleasant surpise to see Ryan stepping in to silence the Nvidia shills. Reply
  • Klimax - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - link

    Nice ad hominem. Somebody critical of AMD must be shill. By that logic, how much are you paid by AMD? Can't be much given quality of posts... Reply
  • HunterKlynn - Thursday, June 4, 2015 - link

    To be fair, Chizow has gone far beyond being critical of AMD. Reply
  • Alexvrb - Friday, June 5, 2015 - link

    It's not the first time, Ryan sometimes steps in to put things in perspective, so to speak.

    Yeeeaaah, about that. You clearly haven't seen him at his finest. He gives Nvidia shills a bad name, he'd like nothing more than for AMD to die off and have everyone buying Titans like him. He attacks anyone who disagrees with him and labels them as being AMD fanboys (even if they're currently typing an a system with Intel and Nvidia inside, doesn't matter). Other than that and being vicious at times (particularly if you make any kind of statement that could be construed as pro-AMD or anti-Nvidia in any way), he's a really swell chap.
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