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  Good news for PC gamers seeking the latest tactical advantage: AMD’s new Radeon WattMan utility delivers full overclocking command and control of select AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. Gamers and power users seeking ultimate graphics performance and efficiency can use Radeon WattMan to help achieve higher graphics performance and frame rates, greater efficiency and power savings, cool and quiet operation, improved operational stability, and extended service life.

 

Based on gamer-acclaimed Radeon Software features, Radeon WattMan offers innovative new ways of controlling GPU voltage, graphics engine clocks, memory clocks, fan speed, temperature, and more. Comprehensive tuning features now include precise controls for overvoltage and per-state frequency curve for the GPU clock, enabling fine-tuning to achieve an optimal optimum playing experience for particular games or applications.

 

A new histogram displays and records GPU activity, clock speeds, temperature and fan speed, enabling users to visualize and understand how tuning parameters affect the performance of a particular game or application, and use that captured performance data for more precise configuration.

 

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First introduced in the initial Radeon Software Crimson Edition launch, Radeon WattMan includes a per-profile overclocking feature that allocates a dedicated overclocking profile for each detected game. Launching a detected game automatically applies a dedicated overclocking settings profile, with configuration settings reverting to user-selected global defaults upon closing the game.

 

Radeon WattMan replaces the current AMD OverDrive™ and its tab in the Radeon Settings software application, and is compatible with Radeon™ RX 400 Series GPUs. Radeon WattMan combines unprecedented graphics fine-tuning capabilities and customized performance-enhancing configuration profiles in the intuitive and user-friendly Radeon Settings interface in the Radeon Software Crimson Edition.

 

Note: AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.

 

Sasa Marinkovic is Head of VR and 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.

The Björk Digital Exhibition and AMD working together on the Björk ‘NotGet’ video directed by Nick Thornton Jones and Warren du Preez

 

There is very little introduction needed for Björk. She is a singer and actress, but first and foremost, an artist. Art is the outlet to her imagination. We are provoked by it, inspired by it, and encouraged by it.

Bjork_PhotoCred_Santiago_Felipe.jpgBjörk’s ‘NotGet’ Digital Exhibition is a ‘first of its kind’ creative and technical partnership with AMD. It is a premium VR dive into an intimate performance of her most personal and emotionally swaying songs. The directors of Björk's first mixed reality feature Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones were able to utilize the latest reality capture, digital animation, games engine and playback technologies and techniques, affording Björk the broadest creative palette to draw from in this amazing new medium.

 

This immersive and interactive experience is powered by Radeon™ R9 390 graphics, which  paired with AMD LiquidVR™ technology enables full sense of “presence” that seems every bit as real as the physical world.

 

“Radeon graphics processors and their creative capacity for exploring new elements and creative expression are a fantastic tool, rendering our collaboration and work in progress to date on NotGet with Björk that is opening up a whole new dimension in immersive storytelling and how we experience new things,” said directors Nick Thornton Jones and Warren du Preez. “Collaborating with Björk within the dynamic audio visual spectrum of rendering real time motion graphics/animation in 'true' game engine based VR has allowed us to really explore and experiment and define new boundaries within the medium together.”

 

Using the HTC Vive, visitors engage creatively with Björk’s digital manifestation and performance, moving freely around the scene and painting with neon lights to reinforce the song’s positive outcome. Interaction with her dynamic visual narratives provides a new dimension of experience to Björk’s unique and astounding creativity.

 

Björk’s ‘NotGet’ Digital Exhibition will be live at the Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan starting June 29. There will also be an opportunity to see Björk at future tour locations in London, Houston and Reykjavik this year.

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Sasa Marinkovic is Head of VR and 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.

Gaming like an eSports pro requires talent, ambition and of course plenty of practice, but you also need to have the right combination of hardware. In League of Legends, one moment of stuttering can be the difference between life and death, so gamer's need serious graphics power. But nobody wants to drag an elephant-sized PC to the LAN tournament; you also need something small, sleek, portable and capable to bring your best game.

 

Earlier this year, AMD joined with professional gaming team FNATIC as its official processor sponsor and to provide robust and slim hardware that its players can trust. But you don’t need to make the team to use the same great gear; gamer's can easily build a similar system to what FNATIC players count on in the eSports arena.

 

  Built with the high-performance AMD A10-7860K processor including capable Radeon™ R7 graphics for world class online gaming, the platform delivers incredibly smooth performance, offering up to 79 frames per second (average) at full HD 1080p resolution in some of the most popular online games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and World of Tanks.

 

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With its quad-core CPU and powerful graphics combined on one efficient chip, the A10-7860K enables all of this power to fit in a tiny, attractive, and easy-to-transport case. AMD FreeSync™ technology also eliminates image tears and choppiness for the smooth game play needed for victory.

 

The A10-7860K features full DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ supporting current titles, as well as next-generation game titles, and comes fully-featured with support for up to three displays in multi-monitor Eyefinity, Microsoft® Xbox Game™ streaming through Windows® 10, and high-resolution H.265 video playback and encoding acceleration. So whatever your gaming need, AMD has got you covered.

 

While we can’t help you improve your aim or give you cat-like reflexes, AMD can provide you with great performance thanks to high clock rates and built-in Radeon R7 graphics, ensuring a smooth, immersive experience in some of the most popular online and eSports games right out of the box. May you strike first and last.

 

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To learn more about AMD hardware and key features:

 

Jay Marsden is a PR Manager for AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. 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. 

 

 

 

Additional Information:

DirectX, Microsoft, Xbox One and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other jurisdictions. Vulkan and the Vulkan logo are trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc

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System Configurations for E-Sports Gaming Performance:

* Low settings, 2XAA

** AMD Internal lab testing as of Jan. 25, 2016 on Microsoft Windows 10 using an AMD A10-7860K processor, 2x4GB of DDR3-2133 RAM, on an ASUS A88X-PRO motherboard using the Catalyst 16.1 Graphics Driver.

All games were run at Full HD 1080p with various detail settings. The system achieved 45fps avg. in DOTA2, 50fps avg. in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and 79fps avg. in League of Legends. GV-26

YouTube is flooded with new game trailers, Reddit is abuzz with reactions, and it seems that every hour another press conference is kicking off live on Twitch to bring people more juicy gaming news than we can handle. Yes, E3 2016 is most definitely underway, and AMD and Alienware are in the mix in the big way.

 

Just a few minutes ago, AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage at E3 to give the world of PC gaming what it was waiting for: a look at the full line-up of our next-generation Radeon™ RX Series graphics cards based on the revolutionary Polaris architecture.

 

These cards are going to transform PC gaming this summer, giving gamers enthusiast class performance and features for gamers at mainstream price points. The previously announced Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, designed for incredibly smooth AAA gaming at 1440p resolution and set to be the most affordable solution for premium VR experiences starting at just $199 SEP for the Radeon RX 480 4GB version, is joined by the newly announced Radeon™ RX 470 graphics card, for unbelievable gaming at 1080p resolution, and the Radeon™ RX 460, a cool and efficient solution for the ultimate eSports experience. Check out the official press release for all the details here.

 

If that wasn’t enough, Lisa also showed off some of the insanely cool work that we’re doing in close collaboration with our technology partners.  That included a world-first sneak-peek of the upcoming Serious Sam VR experience from Croteam using AMD LiquidVR Technology, and some exciting new PC technology from Alienware, including the new Alienware VR Backpacki product concept featuring Radeon™ RX Series graphics.

 

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The VR backpack concept is a stunning new way to maximize the VR experience while minimizing cable clutter. As AMD works to democratize VR by making a premium VR experience available to millions of consumers, Alienware too has been exploring new ways of empowering consumers to enjoy VR. The backpack concept aims to squeeze in the ultra-efficient, high-performance Radeon™ RX Series graphics to give gamers the quality experience and sophisticated engineering they’ve come to expect from both companies.

 

Radeon™ graphics will also be powering Alienware’s entire next-generation line-up of gaming desktops, which were unveiled at E3 today. The forthcoming Radeon™ RX Series graphics processors will soon be a part of the lineup available on the Alienware Aurora, delivering exceptional gaming performance and VR capabilities typically reserved for larger systems in a sleek industrial design that maximizes cooling without sacrificing ergonomics. Engineered to support dual-graphics, and liquid-cooled, overclocked processors, the Alienware Aurora is every gamer’s dream.

 

Continuing its push into exciting new form factors, Radeon™ graphics will also drive the new Alienware Alpha, redefining the notion of desktop gaming by delivering extraordinary gaming performance in small form factor desktops that are ideal for the living room, and ultra-portable for toting around to LAN parties.

 

This June has already been an incredible month for PC gamers and we’re just halfway through. Follow along with AMD this E3 on Facebook and Twitter and stay tuned throughout the rest of the month as the excitement around the new Radeon™ RX Series graphics hits a fever pitch!

 

Ogi Brkic is the Sr Director of Product Management at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. 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.

 

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This blog contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (“AMD”) including, among other things, the features, functionality, benefits, pricing, timing, expectations and availability of AMD Radeon™ RX series graphic cards, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "may," "expects," "believes," "plans," "intends," "projects" and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this document are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this document 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: the possibility that Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices may limit AMD’s ability to compete effectively; AMD relies on GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) to manufacture all of its microprocessor and APU products and a certain portion of its GPU products, with limited exceptions. If GF is not able to satisfy AMD’s manufacturing requirements, its business could be adversely impacted; AMD relies on third parties to manufacture its products, and if they are unable to do so on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies, AMD’s business could be materially adversely affected; failure to achieve expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products could negatively impact its financial results; the success of AMD’s business is dependent upon its ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers while supporting and coinciding with significant industry transitions; if AMD cannot generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing, it may face a cash shortfall and be unable to make all of its planned investments in research and development or other strategic investments; the loss of a significant customer may have a material adverse effect on AMD; global economic uncertainty may adversely impact AMD’s business and operating results; and the markets in which AMD’s products are sold are highly competitive; and uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products could materially adversely affect it. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 26, 2016.

 

iCurrently in product concept stage only and is subject to change. Images, mock-ups and demos of the VR Backpack are conceptual, not the actual product, and are for illustrative purposes only.