Category Archives: AMD
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 | 16:55 GMT
AMD has comprised a list of games that will support DirectX11, and DICE’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is on the list.
According to The Tech Report, AMD handed over the list of games during a presentation, and it is worth noting that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat is listed as well, although listed with an incorrect release date.
Gaming engines, DiRT 2, and Aliens Vs. Predator are listed as well, with Battleforge, DDO: Unlimited, and Lord of the Rings Online slated to support DX11 via patches.
The full list can be found through the link.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 | 18:36 BST
A report over on Fuzilla states that AMD / ATI has landed the GPU deal for the next generation Xbox console.
You all know that the GPU in the current 360 was made by the firm as well.
The report also states that the new console will be released in 2012 since the current economic crisis prevented a 2010 release, and that legacy games will be compatible with the system.
Keep all this filed as rumor until MS makes an announcement, folks.
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 | 15:40 BST
Valve has released its latest hardware survey results, and the findings pretty much give you an idea of what sort of gaming rigs are being used around the globe.
Looks like most people use DirectX 10 with the Nvidia Geforce 8800 graphics card, Windows XP, Realtek HD Audio output and Intel processors.
Sounds vaguely familiar on this end as well.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 15:24 BST
The PC Gaming Alliance has welcomes eight companies into the fold, including GameStop and Gas Powered Games.
Other new members include BFG Technologies, Bigfoot Networks, Flextronics, GameTap, Howie’s Game Shack, and InstantAction.
“I’ve spent most of my career fully immersed in the world of PC gaming. It’s where many of the world’s biggest gaming franchises were born and where much of the industry’s innovation continues to this day,” said Gas Powered’s Chris Taylor.
“By joining the PCGA, Gas Powered Games hopes to make contributions that keep PC gaming at the forefront of the industry, help it to overcome its challenges, and continue to fulfill its amazing potential.”
Other members include AMD, Capcom, Dell, Epic, Microsoft, and nVidia.
More through Gamasutra.
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 | 17:38 BST
AMD and Nvidia both plan to release new graphics chips by the end of the year.
Great. We just updated ours.
According to a report from VentureBeat, this next-gen batch will be so fantastic it’s “bound to drive the stock prices of the rivals involved either up or down through the rest of the year”.
Both will incorporate 40nm chips on the cards, and are expected to support DirectX 11 within a year.
AMD plans to release its new tech to coincide with the launch of Windows 7, while Nvidia are keeping mum on when its lovely chip will be released.
Fri, Nov 28, 2008 | 15:11 GMT
AMD general manager Rick Bergman has told VentureBeat that the PC gaming market’s still a “healthy” place with “strong” sales still very much in evidence.
VB: Do you think that people have a strong appetite for high-end graphics?
RB: If you look at the sales, it’s still healthy. The third quarter was down a little from last year. But the market keeps getting bigger and bigger.
VB: Is PC gaming healthy?
RB: There is a very compelling story on why PC gaming is so healthy now. When you consider shipments of high-end gaming rigs and strong sales of online games such as World of Warcraft, you can see how strong it is. Sales at the high end continue to astound me. We address that by putting two of our sweet spot chips into one board. The gaming platforms tend to be the first place where games appear, but we are in about 80 percent of the gaming consoles sold, since we’re in the Microsoft and Nintendo consoles.
The full interview’s in interesting stuff: take a look.
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 07:09 BST
According to this WSJ report, AMD will announce today a large-scale restructuring of its business that will see manufacturing moved outside the company into a JV.
The new venture, which will make chips for AMD and other companies, will take over facilities that include large AMD factories in Germany, with funding provided by investment entities associated with the government of Abu Dhabi.
Cheap chips for the win. More through there.
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 11:34 BST
Microsoft is to show off some new Games for Windows titles later today in San Francisco, apparently including Take-Two duo Mafia II and Borderlands.
The software giant has also said that it will be expanding its partnership with AMD and NVidia for both processors and graphics card support.
The titles currently on show are:
- Battlestations: Midway (Eidos)
- Battlestations: Pacific (Eidos)
- Borderlands (2K Games)
- Call of Duty: World at War (Activision)
- Crysis Warhead (Crytek/EA Partners)
- Dawn of War 2 (THQ)
- Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Sierra Entertainment)
- Quantum of Solace (Activision)
- LEGO Batman: The Videogame (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Video Game (Activision)
- Mafia II (2K Games)
- Project Origin (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
- Red Faction: Guerilla (THQ)
- Saints Row 2 (THQ)
- Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection (Microsoft Game Studios)
Mon, May 19, 2008 | 21:39 BST
AMD Game! launched today, and we ignored it because it looked dull. Thankfully, though, Joystiq’s done lots of work speaking to AMD so we don’t have to. In a nutshell, if you want to buy PC that runs games, look for a Game! sticker. We assume the amazingly annoying exclamation mark is accompanied by the word “game” rising and a widening of the eyes. Game!
Wed, Feb 13, 2008 | 06:35 GMT
According to the San Jose Mercury News, a group of major PC gaming firms – namely Intel, Microsoft, nVidia and AMD, as well as “a number of computer companies – is going to announce “a consortium dubbed the PC Gaming Alliance” at GDC.
The group is being set up, apparently, in the face of the fact that console gaming has “stolen the excitement”, the point of the venture being to keep “PC gaming alive”.
There’s no detail on how they’re actually going to do it, but this is heartening nonetheless. Go PC gaming.
Mon, Jan 28, 2008 | 12:03 GMT
AMD’s will show its upcoming Phenom CPUs (currently showing less than monster (rumoured) benchmarks) at CeBit 2008, so say company sources here.
“Due to the TLB (translation lookaside buffer) bug, AMD has postponed the launch of its upcoming quad-core Phenom 9700 CPU to the second quarter of 2008, however the company is planning to showcase the CPU at CeBIT 2008 in March along with 9900 and 9100e models, according to sources at motherboard makers.”
CeBit is Germany’s gigantic annual computer fair, to be held this year in Hannover on from March 4-9.