Every day, more than 1.5 billion people worldwide use Microsoft® Windows® to enhance personal productivity and creativity, enjoy immersive gaming and entertainment, and connect with millions of others everywhere on the planet.
On July 29th, Microsoft will be unveiling their best Windows release yet: Windows 10. Featuring an enhanced user-interface (UI), a new Edge browser supporting full graphics acceleration, and a suite of multimedia and productivity improvements, Windows 10 promises to enhance, simplify, and energize the computing experience for more than a billion people around the world.
Enhancing ultra HD entertainment and gaming
AMD’s newest generation of accelerated processing units (APUs) and graphics technologies are designed to deliver exceptional Windows 10 performance, and unlock the potential of Windows 10 to enable a new era of user interactivity, personal productivity, and rich visual experiences which will transform entertainment and gaming.
Sharing the same proven technology as found in Xbox One™, AMD-based PCs include built-in support for the industry’s most advanced video acceleration technologies like H.264 and our 6th Generation A-Series Processors support H.265 (HEVC) – enabling AMD APU-powered PCs to handle demanding videos, movies, and TV content at the highest resolutions – HD, and beyond.
AMD’s 2015 lineup of Windows 10-ready APUs and graphics solutions are fully compatible with the next generation DirectX® 12 technology which enables game developers to harness the ultimate performance from graphics hardware. Delivering improved gaming performance and image quality, AMD’s Windows 10-ready APUs and graphics also speed through heavy-duty graphics computing while executing multiple tasks simultaneously.
The asynchronous shader technology, built into DirectX 12, is also in AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and enables a parallelized graphics rendering workflow which can result in up to 15x greater graphics detail in games* — without affecting frame rates. DirectX 12 asynchronous shaders can enable games played on AMD-based PCs to look great at almost any framerate. And AMD’s FreeSync™ technology eliminates image tears and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.
Offering higher performance, innovative features, rock-solid reliability, the new AMD Catalyst™ 15.7 driver suite for AMD GCN solutions enables faster, more capable, and more reliable performance with AMD graphics hardware — and is designed for future-ready compatibility with new display technologies, VR headsets, and more.
The most complete Windows 10 experience
AMD and Windows 10 enable you do more, and do it faster. Improved boot and response times and rapid wake-from-sleep enables your AMD-powered PC running Windows 10 to get to work faster, giving you more time for productivity and creativity. AMD’s Secure Processor technology enables worry-free computing, delivering support for both TPM 2.0 and Drive Key Encryption to help keep all your work safe and secure.
The wealth of innovative features and functionality in Windows 10 will enhance any computing experience, but navigating the Internet will look gorgeous through the new Windows 10 Edge browser. From boot-up to system shutdown, AMD’s APU and graphics processors deliver a breathtaking visual experience that will take your computing experience to the Edge.
Upgrade your World
On July 29th, let AMD and Windows 10 upgrade your computing experience — and transform your world. Learn more by following #UpgradeYourWorld, and see how Windows 10 is enabling global change and, powered by the latest technology from AMD, the next generation in computing experiences.
For more information about AMD and Microsoft, please visit www.amd.com/microsoft.
Sasa Marinkovic is Head of Software Marketing for AMD. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.
*DirectX® 12 enables up to 15x more details than DirectX® 11 with AMD Radeon™ R9 390 graphics card. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs on optimized AMD reference systems. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. . 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test on Intel i7-5960X, 16GB DDR4-2666, 2TB Seagate HDD, AMD Radeon R9 390 GPU, Driver 15.20-150609a-184226E, Windows 10 v.10130. for 18,463,548 draw calls per second in DirectX® 12, and for 1,172,587 draw calls per second in DirectX® 11. GRDT-66
*HEVC acceleration is subject to inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC players.