AMD Hosting '30 Years of Graphics and Gaming' Livestream With New Product Launch Today, Watch It Here

Radeon fans, take note! AMD is going to be hosting a livestream this AM (9 CT, 10 ET) called "30 Years of Graphics and Gaming." Given the headline, you can probably make a guess or two at what is going to be discussed. What we know for certain is that if you've been a PC gamer for a while, a trip down memory lane with a bit of nostalgia awaits. With AMD inviting everyone to tune in, you can also expect that a couple of cool products will be announced, as well.

AMD's livestream is going to be hosted by the company's Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, and as he has recently rejoined the company, we're sure he's anxiously waiting to tell us what he's been up to, as well as clue us into what's in store for AMD in the future.

Radeon R9 280X

If you're reading this after the livestream happened (and let's be honest, it runs a little early), you'll be able to watch a rerun at AMD's official Twitch.tv page, as well as its YouTube page. You can also expect to hear from us afterwards about whatever's announced during the event!

Via:  Twitch.tv
Comments
infinityzen1 3 months ago

Going to be good, can't wait to hear what else is coming out.

altshep123 3 months ago

Does anyone hang out in IRC or somewhere where we can chat live during these events? It would have been cool to throw comments back and forth while it was going down.

Dave_HH 3 months ago

We have to start running some Google Hangouts on Air but I don't think we're going to get coordinated enough on the weekend for this last minute AMD gig. :) Something for the future though for sure!

altshep123 3 months ago

Exciting presentation. Definitely got me curious about this revolutionary graphics API by AMD I haven't heard about until now. Are we to expect Mantle to be anywhere on par to the game changing milestone they referenced with DirectX 9 or is this mostly hype?

CDeeter 3 months ago

Mantle is for real, and available now. BF4 and Thief are 2 games that support it now.

CDeeter 3 months ago

Here is my Thief benchmark result. Everything maxed at 1080p DX11:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuFD-MJIEAAnCK0.jpg:large

and with Mantle enabled:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuHwfooCMAA7SF7.jpg:large

realneil 3 months ago

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Here is my Thief benchmark result. Everything maxed at 1080p DX11:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuFD-MJIEAAnCK0.jpg:large

and with Mantle enabled:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuHwfooCMAA7SF7.jpg:large

[/quote]

That's a good improvement.

MADSKILLZ412 3 months ago

It's always good to see competition. It leads to both companies trying to outperform the other, which benefits all consumers. That's incredible, an increase of 20 fps is great.

altshep123 3 months ago

I'd say that's pretty significant.  Thanks for the data.  Would one be able to expect comparable improvements with lower end cards in the future or will this be limited to cards at the r9 285 level and up?

CDeeter 3 months ago

Mantle works with all current CGN based video cards and APUs.

Mantles greatest benefit actually is for lower end systems, and the reason I say that is, taking a look at the benchmark I posted, the biggest gain was in the minimum FPS, which raised the average FPS quite nicely. By raising the minimum FPS, this can mean the difference in whether a game is playable or not, as we know games don't run at max FPS much of the time.

Take a look at this HH article for more data on Mantle:

http://hothardware.com/News/AMD-Mantle-vs-DirectX-Benchmarks-with-Battlefield-4-and-Star-Swarm/#!bJhTeg

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