Recently I took a trip to Cape Town to attend the AMD Ryzen launch organised by Wootware and AMD. Back in January I went to Intel, TVR, and MSI’s event up in Johannesburg, so it was an interesting follow-up on both sides of the war – the first being fought on the battleground as consumers buy the chips, and the other in the PR space to raise AMD’s mind share. This was a different kind of event to the Kaby Lake one – there were no official AMD reps, there was no slides to go through. There were just hands-on demos and lots of other people to talk to. And alcohol.