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AMD – The Exclusive PC Partner of Halo Infinite
Engineering Partnership: For over two years, we’ve been working closely with AMD to make Halo Infinite a spectacular experience for PC players. Working with AMD helped us make game title optimizations that benefit a vast range of hardware and device endpoints. From ultra-high end gaming powerhouses to older and cost-effective gaming machines as well as our entire family of consoles, something that only partnering with AMD could help us achieve.
AMD shares our passion about player-first development choices. They’re exceptionally open to us bringing new rendering features across all hardware as well as performance improvements for all our players, even if they’re not using an AMD-powered device. We’re excited for all Halo Infinite’s players to benefit from AMD’s passion for making player-first development choices.
Through this partnership we’ve worked closely with AMD engineers to optimize performance for AMD Ryzen Processors, including implementing changes that let Halo Infinite perform better on processors with high core and thread counts. We also worked with them to ensure Halo Infinite takes full advantage of ultra-high performance AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics, based on AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, and have developed incredible driver updates that deliver massive improvements in frame time performance throughout areas of the game’s campaign mode.
Halo Infinite fully supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology. Besides providing tear free, stutter free gaming, displays certified for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro include highly accurate luminance and wide color gamut testing to enable an exceptional HDR visual gaming experience. In addition, we leveraged AMD open-source software technologies available for developers on GPUOpen to quickly integrate high-confidence performance and stability improvements.
However, in the words of humanity’s most iconic hero, we’re just getting started. AMD understood and believed in our vision to build an incredible Halo experience over time. Launch is just the beginning for Halo Infinite on PC. As such, AMD was willing to pursue a close, long-term partnership with Halo across both engineering and marketing efforts. Looking ahead,we’ve identified opportunities for additional configuration options, performance tweaks, and memory improvements across both PC as well as console and we’re working together on more optimization solutions that should benefit all platforms. Most excitingly though, we’re looking forward to working closely with AMD to bring raytracing to Halo Infinite. Raytracing is one our top development priorities post-launch and look forward to sharing more soon.
Marketing Partnership: One of the many great things about partnering with AMD is not just our shared passion for PC gaming, but our shared passion for Halo as well. Like us, AMD understood the significance of Halo Infinite being the first main-line Halo title to launch day-and-date across both Xbox consoles as well as Windows PCs and Steam. To celebrate the next era of Halo, beginning October 26, AMD will include a code for 1 month of Xbox Game Pass for PC with purchase of select AMD Radeon and AMD Ryzen boxed products at participating retailers and e-tailers, so AMD customers can play Halo Infinite on Day 1 with Game Pass. The offer is available for a limited time, so please go to www.amdrewards.com/terms on October 26 for more information.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Limited Edition
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Limited Edition graphics card: As you probably noticed if you watched the PC Overview video above, AMD and 343 Industries agreed that ushering in the next era of Halo on PC called for something a little extra – a celebration unlike anything else our companies had attempted before. After almost two years of collaboration, we’re thrilled to unveil the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Limited Edition graphics card, a Halo Infinite-themed version of AMD’s flagship graphics offering.
Inspired by his newest generation Mjolnir armor, this AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card offers a custom shroud design bearing several unmistakable features from the Master Chief himself. Including a reflective, iridium gold fan border, the iconic “117” Spartan callsign, as well as a Cortana-blue light to signify the AI slot on the back of the Master Chief’s helmet.
The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is the fastest gaming graphics card AMD ever developed and is the perfect graphics card to celebrate the release of Halo Infinite. The AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture powering our Xbox Series X|S consoles is the same architecture powering the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Limited Edition graphics card, designed to deliver powerhouse performance and incredibly high-fidelity visuals for 4K gaming.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
From the start, it was vitally important to both AMD and 343 Industries that a graphics card this special ended up in the hands of our players. Rest assured, while the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Halo Infinite Limited Edition graphics card won’t be going on sale, AMD, Halo, and other partners will be offering players multiple opportunities over the coming weeks to get their hands on one. Follow AMD Radeon and Halo and stay tuned later today for more information on the first of several opportunities to enter and win!
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