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AMD expands the VR ecosystem with first-ever Polaris 10 GPU demonstration, and its new GPU certified program for VR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - AMD (
"AMD continues to be a driving force in virtual reality," said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. "We're bringing the technology to more people around the world through our efforts to expand the VR ecosystem with VR i-Cafés in China, new Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets, and a wide variety of content partners in gaming, entertainment, education, science, medicine, journalism and several other exciting fields."
AMD is also making VR more easily accessible to consumers and content creators with its GPU certified program featuring the new "Radeon VR Ready Premium" and "Radeon VR Ready Creator" tiers. Its forthcoming Polaris GPUs and award-winning AMD LiquidVR™ technology will simultaneously advance groundbreaking VR-optimized graphics.
Expanding the VR ecosystem
Advancing technology to power premium VR experiences
Simplifying VR adoption for consumers and content creators
AMD will today announce its new GPU certified program for VR, allowing OEMs, system builders, and AIB partners to instantly communicate to consumers which certified Radeon™ products can be used to deliver exceptional VR experiences with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets.
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1. According to Jon Peddie Research as of March 11, 2016, AMD is estimated as powering 83% of the total addressable market for dedicated VR HMDs.
2. The next-gen Polaris architecture-based GPU Engineering Sample delivers up to 2X performance per watt compared to GeForce GTX 950. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of December 2015 with an Intel Core i7 4790K at 80% power limit with 4x4GB DDR3 memory at 1600Mhz and 120GB SSD. Tested systems used off-the shelf power meters that measured system power consumption at the plug. PC manufacturers may vary configuration yielding different results. Star Wars™ Battlefront™ was tested on the X-wing Training Map using FRAPs. The Polaris architecture-based engineering sample on Med Preset @1080p scored 60 fps and consumed 86W with driver 15.30 beta. The GTX 950 card on Med Preset @1080p scored 60 fps and consumed 140W with driver 358.87. POL-1