As the program manager for AMD’s online gaming marketing activities, I have spent a lot of time researching online gaming and eSports and one thing is very evident: it is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. AMD recently surveyed over 13,000 passionate gamers and 85% percent of them game over 10 hours a week, while 54% watch over 5 hours of online gaming weekly. MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games have also surged in popularity, with over 27 million daily League of Legends players1 and over 10 million Dota 2 players last month.2
AMD uniquely serves the needs of your customers who game or watch online gaming with products and features that offer extraordinary performance and experiences. AMD A-Series A8 and A10 APUs with internal Radeon™ R7 graphics offer superb performance on all the most popular MOBAs for the beginning online gamer. Our A8-7650K APU performs at an impressive average of 60 fps on League of Legends, while the A10-7850K APU provides a stunning average of 96 fps on Counter Strike: Global Offensive and an average of 56 fps on Team Fortress 2.3
For your gaming customers who need the firepower to play more resource-intensive AAA titles, Radeon R7 discrete graphics offer budget-conscious gamers the ability to play the latest games at high frame rates for an amazing visual experience. The AMD Radeon R7 260 and the Radeon R7 260X graphics cards offer optimal performance and power efficiency, the ability to play on multiple monitors and 4K-quality MOBA gaming.
All of the aforementioned products provide support for AMD FreeSync™ Technology. AMD FreeSync is what your gamer customers have been waiting for – a solution that eliminates screen tearing without the usual lag and latency.4 Rather than delivering frames at intervals that exactly fit the monitor’s refresh rate, AMD FreeSync lets the graphics card control the refresh rate. This eliminates large jumps in frame rate for noticeably smoother gameplay.
AMD has long been a leader in gaming. Our processors, APUs and graphics cards have been the foundation of gaming systems for years. In addition, AMD Radeon™ graphics deliver world class performance and breathtaking image quality in the world’s top gaming consoles including the Microsoft Xbox® One, Sony PlayStation® 4, and Nintendo® Wii U™. AMD equips you with great components for your gaming customers, regardless of whether they strictly play MOBAs or the latest AAA titles.
Andy Thompson, Product Marketing Manager, Worldwide Channel Marketing at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.