AMD’s “Vega” GPU to Power LiquidSky Platform

Published: 1st Mar 2017, 12:24 GMT   Comments

State-of-the-art GPU and revolutionary game streaming technology knocking down barriers to enthusiast-class PC gaming experiencesSAN FRANCISCO, CA — 03/01/17 — GDC — Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that its upcoming Vega architecture-based GPUs have been selected to power LiquidSky, enabling gamers around the world to enjoy the extraordinary power of Vega from anywhere. LiquidSky already lets their 1.4 million beta users play any PC video game as it was meant to be enjoyed — from the latest AAA titles to indie hits — on Android phone or tablet, low-spec Windows®, Mac®, and even Linux® devices. With Vega’s powerful Radeon Virtualized Encode at the heart of the service, subscribers will relish a high-quality gaming experience on par with enthusiast gaming PCs, but at a much lower cost through LiquidSky’s low-cost and free subscription models. Gamers across the world can benefit from the exceptional GPU performance by connecting to any of the 13 LiquidSky global data centers.

“LiquidSky’s game streaming service delivers the very best visuals, detail, and pure performance, regardless of the device you’re using. AMD’s Vega-based GPUs will have the perfect blend of bleeding-edge hardware virtualization features and tremendous rendering horsepower. This means consistent framerates and quality of service that’s simply not possible with existing technologies.”

said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky’s co-founder and CEO.

Vega truly democratizes access to enthusiast class game experiences, whether gamers are tapping into this power on a home PC or through a cloud-based game streaming service. LiquidSky and Vega are a perfect match. Radeon MxGPU technology already delivers exceptional quality of service for graphics workloads, and with Radeon Virtualized Encode the full end-to-end game streaming pipeline gets the same benefit.”

said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

The new Vega graphics architecture will be built on a 14nm manufacturing process and drive the next generation family of enthusiast-class Radeon™ graphics cards. Vega-based GPUs will have unique features like Radeon Virtualized Encode that bring cloud-based streaming services to new levels of quality, reliability, and security.

GPU products based on the Vega architecture are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2017.

About AMD
For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies — the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

About LiquidSky
Already enjoyed by more than 1.4 million registered users, LiquidSky is a first of its kind Gaming-as-a-Service (GaaS) platform that uniquely solves the biggest hurdles previous cloud-gaming platforms faced: high latency, high cost, limited scalability and a finite catalog of supported games. With LiquidSky, play any PC video game as it was meant to be enjoyed — from the latest AAA titles to indie hits — on your Android phone or tablet, older Windows, Mac and even Linux devices. Without custom hardware or proprietary storefront, play any game available from any PC portal — Steam, BattleNet, Uplay, Origin, GoG and more. LiquidSky’s unmatched latency delivers streamed resolutions up to 1080p at up to 100 FPS on any supported device for a top-of-the-line desktop-quality PC gaming experience at a fraction of the cost, freeing you to play your games nearly anywhere, anytime and on almost any device. For more information, please visit http://www.liquidsky.com.

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Cautionary Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (“AMD” or the “Company”) including the features, functionality, availability, timing, expected benefits of AMD’s “Vega” graphics architecture, Radeon Virtualized Encode and AMD’s GPU products based on “Vega” architecture, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as “would,” “intends,” “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative of these words and phrases, other variations of these words and phrases or comparable terminology. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this press release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices may limit AMD’s ability to compete effectively; AMD has a wafer supply agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc […]




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