AMD has published a teaser video and dedicated microsite over the New Year to whip us all into a tizzy over its Vega GPUs. The video isn’t very informative but at the end points to a new microsite dedicated to all things Vega: you can find this at the stubby web address of ve.ga. Here you will find embedded the video that you’ve just watched, plus a ‘Countdown to the Vega Architecture Preview’ clock.
The video, below, offers more atmospherics than information. It carries on the theme of the ‘Radeon Rebellion’. We see a boy wandering the ‘post revolution’ streets beating his drum. On his journey he passes by fly-posted slogan bearing Radeon ‘propaganda’ posters proclaiming ‘VR is not just for the 1 per cent’, ‘give the people full control’ and others. The video ends as the boy enters a large warehouse with thousands of drums similar to his, lit up on a stage. A closing message appears: ‘The Radeon Vega Architecture Preview – Make. Some. Noise.’
Unfortunately the website dedicated to Vega doesn’t provide any further information. All we get is the countdown clock you can see a screenshot of below. To save you some calendar maths, the countdown timer will reach zero on Thursday 5th January at 2pm UK time. That’s the first day of the CES 2017 proper.