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You better have quick access to some slurp juice because AMD Gaming & MAINGEAR have a special treat for Fortnite gamers.

 

 

Working closely with popular AMD-sponsored Influencer, Fortnite Creative Island modder MAKAMAKES, AMD created the new “AMD Battle Arena” for fans to have fun and celebrate the incredible momentum and future of AMD gaming. This map features fun, high-octane combat for both new players and those that have perfected the art of cranking 90’s.

 

Access the new AMD Battle Arena map where gamers get to duke it out in three different game modes, including Free-For-All, Box Fights, and Capture the Flag to explore a unique battle stadium powered by AMD! To access the maps, launch Fortnite in creative mode and use the map code: 8651-9841-1639

 

Free for All

  • First player to 30 eliminations, wins.
  • Unlimited respawns.
  • Weapons spawn randomly across the map.

 


 

Box Fights

  • Last player standing wins.
  • Eliminate all other players to win.
  • Four minutes per round, five rounds total

 

 

Capture the Flag

  • Capture the enemy flag and bring it back to your own base to win.
  • You only have one life per round.
  • Five minutes per round, three rounds total.

 

 

Additionally, AMD has teamed up with MAINGEAR to give Fortnite gamers a chance to win a MAINGEAR Turbo gaming PC, powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card. To enter, simply capture your “EPIC” gaming moments from any AMD Arena map on Fortnite and share it on Facebook or Twitter using @AMDgaming and @Maingear. All posts must also include the hashtag #AMDSweepstakesEntry.

 

Sweepstakes Rules

  • No purchase necessary to enter or win.
  • Must be 18+.
  • Sweepstakes begins on August 24, 2020 and ends on September 30, 2020.
  • Your chance to win a MAINGEAR Turbo gaming PC, powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card.  
  • Video capture your “EPIC” gaming moments from any AMD Battle Arena map on Fortnite.
  • Share your video on Twitter or Facebook and tag @AMDgaming and @MAINGEAR and include #AMDSweepstakesEntry.
  • On October 9, 2020, AMD will randomly pick one lucky winner.  
  • 1 prize, 1 MAINGEAR Turbo gaming PC with an ARV of $3K USD. 
  • Read the Official Rules here.

 

Adit Bhutani is the Product Marketing Specialist (Radeon + Gaming) 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.  GD-5

Shift into high gear with the next installment of the Formula 1 franchise from Codemasters, F1 2020. Following up the critically acclaimed F1 2019 game from last year, F1 2020 builds on the success of its predecessor to provide an authentic Formula 1 racing experience with all your favorite cars and tracks. For the first time ever, players can create their own F1 team by creating a driver, choosing a sponsor, an engine supplier, hiring teammates, and competing as the 11th team on the grid. Build facilities, develop the team over time, and drive your way to the top.

 

 

Whether it is your state-of-the-art F1 car or your powerful gaming PC, enthusiasts know exactly what parts they have under-the-hood. AMD Radeon RX 5000 Series GPUs are built to provide an immersive experience in all of today’s hottest titles. Testing our revolutionary RDNA based product stack on a system configured with a Ryzen 7 3800X processor, gamers can achieve up to 110+ FPS when using the recommended settings1. At 1080p, the Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card offers an impressive up to 153 FPS at High settings1.

 

 

F1 2020 uses AMD FidelityFX2 Contrast Aware Sharpening (CAS) for fantastic, sharp, and detailed visuals. The key benefits associated with CAS are sharpening and upscaling. By selecting “TAA and FidelityFX Sharpening” in the game’s “Video Mode” graphics options, you can restore some of the detail lost after Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) is applied for the best image quality.

 

 

Additionally, if you want to boost your FPS even further for the fastest framerates without significantly sacrificing image quality, you can turn on “TAA and FidelityFX Upscaling” instead. By scaling up from a lower resolution, then applying CAS, AMD FidelityFX CAS upscaling delivers the best balance of additional performance and image quality for your monitor’s native resolution.

In a game where 1/10th of a second can be the difference in setting a new lap record, Radeon Anti-Lag3 helps reduce input lag which will allow you to make sure that you never miss that split-second gear change. For the best experience, pair your Radeon RX 5000 Series GPU with an AMD FreeSync Premium Pro display4 to ensure you get the best HDR color accuracy and can see every single detail on the track.

 

 

F1 2020 launched on July 10, and is currently available on Steam, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The thrill of high-speed competition is made even better with Radeon RX graphics cards and AMD FidelityFX technology. Get Yours Today at - AMD Shop

 

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Adit Bhutani is Product Marketing Specialist (Radeon + Gaming) 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. GD-5

 

  1. Testing done by AMD performance labs 05/29/2020 on RX 5500 XT (1080p), 5600 XT (1080p), 5700 (1440p), 5700 XT (1440p) graphics cards with AMD driver 20.4.2, Ryzen 7 3800X processor, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER, FG5 bios, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. Game tested was F1 2020 (DX12) at 1080p & 1440p. Performance may vary. RX-494
  2. For additional information, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/radeon-software-fidelityfx
  3. Radeon Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9, DirectX 11, DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs; Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs and Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. Certain features require Adrenalin 2020 or later. GD-157
  4. AMD FreeSync technology requires AMD Radeon graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSync Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

 

F1 2020 Game - an official product of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. 2020 Codemasters. The F1 logo, F1, FORMULA 1 and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula 1 company. Licensed by Formula One World Championship Limited. The F2 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP logo, FORMULA 2, F2 and related marks are trademarks of the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile and used exclusively under license. All rights reserved.


2020 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen, Radeon, FreeSync, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. PlayStation is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Stadia is a trademark of Google Inc. Steam is a Steam and the Steam logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and/or Other countries. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

The gaming community, from both casual gamers to esports enthusiasts has been buzzing with news and gameplay from VALORANT, since the original announcement in October of last year. Riot Games, creators of the international esports juggernaut, League of Legends, have positioned VALORANT to be the next breakthrough in the competitive First-Person Shooter scene.

 

 

VALORANT is a 5v5 Tactical team-based FPS that has been built from the ground up for competitive esports gamers. Competitive features such as 128-Tick public servers, robust anti-cheat, and a detailed in-game aim training/scenario dry-running range demonstrates Riot’s commitment to make VALORANT the next globally renowned FPS esports title. Counter-Strike and Overwatch players will feel right at home taking on the strategic combat and team-based decision making present in the closed beta. If you have ever wanted to get into competitive esports for FPS games but felt that you were too far behind in the learning curve, now is the perfect time to start playing and master your skills.

 

 

Multiplayer matches are 5v5 and are designed around an Attack/Defense style mode where the Attackers must plant the Spike on the Defender objectives. Multiplayer matches go until a team wins 13 rounds, with half-time having both teams switching sides. Multiplayer matches in VALORANT are dynamic as a result of players having to choose an Agent at the start of each game, each with their own unique abilities. Whether you are using Brimstone to smoke out the objective for your push or using Sova to scan any attacking players that might be lurking Infront of you, the Agents your team selects will have a drastic impact on the strategies your team can use in-game.

 

 

VALORANT has positioned itself to be a global esports phenomenon (Similar to League of Legends), and the design/graphical decisions reflect that. While older systems are designed to deliver a 30 FPS experience, platforms built around the AMD RyzenTM 7 3800X processor and RadeonTM RX 5000 series graphics cards can easily target 200+ FPS on average at maximum settings1

 

 

To further improve the experience, we recommend pairing with a high refresh rate, AMD FreeSyncTM Premium monitor2, to enable stutter free and tear free gaming at resolutions of 1080p and beyond.

 

Gaming experience technologies, such as Radeon Anti-Lag in the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 2020, help reduce input lag and improve the responsiveness to your game3. Of course, head to amd.com to grab the latest RadeonTM Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition to get the latest optimizations and features.

 

With the first year of the competitive scene being community ran, VALORANT’s Free-to-Play structure is sure to entice gamers from all avenues.  We at AMD are very much looking forward to the creativity and competitive spirit of the community when the game launches June 2, 2020.

 

 

Adit Bhutani is the Product Marketing Specialist for Radeon and Gaming 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. GD-5

 

1: Testing done by AMD performance labs 05/29/2020 on RX 580, RX 5500XT, 5600XT, 5700, 5700XT graphics cards with AMD driver 20.4.2, Ryzen 7 3800X processor, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER, FG5 bios, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. Game tested was VALORANT. Performance may vary. RX-494

 

2: AMD FreeSyncTM technology requires AMD RadeonTM graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSyncTM Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSyncTM Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

 

3: RadeonTM Anti-Lag is compatible with DirectX 9, DirectX 11, DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs; Windows 7 and 10. Hardware compatibility includes GCN and newer consumer dGPUs and Ryzen 2000 and newer APUs, including hybrid and detachable graphics configurations. No mGPU support. Certain features require Adrenalin 2020 or later. GD-157

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Game Beyond 4GB

Posted by adit.bhutani May 6, 2020

PC Gaming continues to push the limitations of PC hardware every year in the quest for improved visuals and framerates. One of the ways to enjoy the latest titles on your PC is to ensure your graphics card has enough Graphics Memory (VRAM).

 

A few of the newer AAA games benefit greatly from having more VRAM available to store assets needed, play at higher resolutions, and to enable the latest visual effects.

 

For those looking at making sure they have enough Graphics memory for games that are pushing the limits of 4GB, AMD RadeonTM RX graphics cards provide a wide set of solutions in 6GB or 8GB capabilities that include: RadeonTM RX 570, RX 580, RX 590, and RX 5000 Series GPUs.

 

 

When gaming with insufficient levels of Graphics Memory, even at 1080p, gamers might expect several issues:

  1. Error Messages and Warning Limits
  2. Lower Framerates
  3. Gameplay Stutter and Texture Pop-in Issues

 

Recent releases have shown marked performance increases when switching from a RadeonTM 5500 XT 4GB to a RadeonTM 5500 XT 8GB.  In DOOM Eternal, the 8GB card runs the game at Ultra Nightmare settings at 75FPS (1080p), while the 4GB card can’t apply the graphics settings with that level of VRAM1. Looking at titles such as Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Forza Horizon 4, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, there is a performance improvement on average of up to 19% across these games when using the same card and increasing the amount of VRAM from 4GB to 8GB2Newer titles that rely heavily on rendering extremely detailed models such as Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 are seeing performance improvements of up to 97% when using a graphics card with more graphics memory3.

 

    

 

AMD is leading the industry at providing gamers with high VRAM graphics solutions across the entire product offering. Competitive products at a similar entry level price-point are offering up to a maximum of 4GB of VRAM, which is evidently not enough for todays games. Go Beyond 4GB of Video Memory to Crank Up your settings. Play on RadeonTM RX Series GPUs with 6GB or 8GB of VRAM and enjoy gaming at Max settings.

 

Get Yours Now at the AMD Shop

 

Adit Bhutani is the Product Marketing Specialist for Radeon and Gaming 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. GD-5

 

  1. Testing done by AMD performance labs 04/5/2020 on Radeon RX 5500XT (4GB vs. 8GB) (Driver: 20.2.2), Intel Core i9 9900K (3.6 Ghz), 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite, F7 bios, Win10 Pro x64 18362. Performance may vary. RX-477
  2. Testing done by AMD performance labs 11/29/2019 on Ryzen 5 3600X, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, ASROCK X570 TAICHI, P1.70A, Win10 Pro x64 18362.175, AMD Driver 19.50. . Using Borderlands 3 @ DX12 High, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare  @ DX12 Ultra, Forza Horizon 4 @ DX12 Ultra, Tom Clancy’s Breakpoint @ DX11 Very High, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus @ Vulkan, Ultra. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary. RX-411
  3. Testing done by AMD performance labs 08/17/2020 on Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB and 5500 XT 4GB GPUs (Driver: 20.8.2), with a Ryzen 7 3800XT processor (3.9 GHz), 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master, F21 bios, Win10 Pro x64 18362. Game tested was Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (DX12). Performance may vary. RX-520

 

2020 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen, Radeon, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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