The red team will be hosting post-launch discussion at the event

Published By: Jawwad Iqbal on January 11, 2017 12:43 pm EST

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) has not yet revealed pricing or a release date for Ryzen and CES 2017 wrapped up without us learning more about it on that front. However, it is all set to change next month as AMD is confirmed to be present at GDC 2017 and new evidence suggests that Ryzen will have launched before that.

Game Developers Conference, which takes place from February 27 to March 3 this year, will see AMD host a discussion seminar to talk about the Zen architecture. As noted by Videocardz, the description of the seminar reads: “Join AMD Game Engineering team members for an introduction to the recently launched AMD Ryzen CPU.”

This provides evidence that Ryzen will have either launched before or GDC will play host to its launch. The news is a reconfirmation of a report we presented last month. DigiTimes reported that Ryzen will launch by the end of February and it will enter global mass shipments in March. AMD confirmed a Q1 2017 launch for Ryzen and the news plays along with the official roadmap, and Intel Corporation’s (NASDAQ:INTC) recent seventh-generation Kaby Lake launch provides AMD the push to quickly respond with its own next-generation processor lineup. AMD held its own special event last year at GDC where it talked about its Polaris GPU architecture and the company’s roadmap for 2017 and beyond.