AMD's “Vega” GPU to Power Popular Gaming Platform for Enthusiast-Level Gameplay Anywhere
AMD announced that its upcoming Vega architecture-based GPUs have been selected to power a very popular gaming platform, enabling gamers around the world to enjoy the extraordinary power of Vega from anywhere. The platform 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 the low-cost and free subscription models. Gamers across the world can benefit from the exceptional GPU performance by connecting to any of the 13 global data centers.
“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,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “… 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.”
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.
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