We’re here at Kapolei, Hawaii in preparation for tomorrow’s AMD product showcase. While the bulk of AMD’s announcements will be centered around that and NDA sessions to follow, AMD has offered a very brief preview of some of the things they’re going to be talking about tomorrow that we’re going to quickly cover.

In what’s being dubbed the “sermon at the mountain,” AMD’s recently rejoined Corporate VP of Visual Computing, Raja Koduri delivered a quick motivational speech from a ridge at Hawaii’s Diamond Head park, discussing AMD’s resilience while weaving in a few hints about tomorrow’s formal announcements.

So what’s on AMD’s plate for tomorrow? Hardware aside, according to Raja we can expect news on Eyefinity, Crossfire, and Linux driver support. Eyefinity and Crossfire have been hot-button issues for AMD as of late, particularly when combined, due to deficiencies in AMD’s frame pacing mechanisms that the company is still working on fixing. Meanwhile Linux driver support is an ongoing issue, as while AMD has committed to Linux driver development in the past, the practical reality is that the open source AMD drivers still trail AMD’s closed source drivers in features, performance, and support on AMD’s latest products. We’re told that tomorrow’s announcement will make Linux users/developers especially excited, so we may be seeing how AMD intends to close that gap.

Anyhow, we’ll have more tomorrow with AMD’s formal showcase. The presentation is being webcast live at 3pm EDT on AMD’s website and on AMD’s YouTube channel.

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  • takeship - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - link

    Can we use comment entries here as auto AMD center giveaway entries? Anyways, I need a replacement for my Asus triple slot 7970, so here's to hoping that AMD has a replacement in the pipeline.
  • HisDivineOrder - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - link

    Because the potential for bias is getting out of control.
  • Tams80 - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - link

    It is crazy and very silly. I was in a bit of disbelief at first. A bit pointless as well? Yes. In the end it is a bit of fun and far better than a powerpoint presentation in a dark room.
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    In the Comments section, the real danger is the Smug levels.
  • jdon - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - link

    And the award for best self-fulfilling prophecy of the week goes to... ALEXVRB!!! Great work up there, commenter! :)
  • wow&wow - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - link

    The point is to better use the space, e.g. something related to AMD as a company or AMD GPU, but not a person like this. To me Anandtech is one of the best tech sites, Why doing this? For what?
  • hmoobphajej - Friday, September 27, 2013 - link

    That there picture is of Raja Koduri. If he's not consider a big part of AMD's future now I am speechless.
  • DG4RiA - Thursday, September 26, 2013 - link

    So what did they announced for Linux users ?
  • Kathrine647 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - link

    like Gregory said I am alarmed that a stay at home mom able to earn $5886 in 1 month on the internet. visit their website............B u z z 5 5 . com open the link without spaces

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