AMD and Ubisoft Collaborate to Deliver the Ultimate Far Cry 3

AMD and Ubisoft Collaborate to Deliver the Ultimate Far Cry 3 PC
Gaming Experience 
AMD Eyefinity and AMD CrossFire Technologies Enable Stunning Visuals,
Hyper-Realistic Environments and Incredible Performance for AMD
Radeon PC Gamers as They Dominate the Lawless Island of "Far Cry 3" 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced its collaboration with Ubisoft(R) to support the highly
anticipated next chapter in the "Far Cry" franchise, "Far Cry 3(R),"
launching today in North America. Developed in conjunction with the
AMD Gaming Evolved program, "Far Cry 3" is fully optimized for a
premium PC gaming experience, harnessing the power of AMD Radeon(TM)
graphics including native support for AMD Eyefinity and AMD
CrossFire(TM) technologies, enabling industry-leading multiscreen
experiences and high-performance gaming. By working closely together,
AMD and Ubisoft have enhanced the "Far Cry 3" experience, allowing
gamers to become fully immersed in an epic struggle to survive in one
of the most lawless and challenging PC gaming environments to date.  
"AMD and Ubisoft have worked together to make 'Far Cry 3' a
state-of-the-art gaming experience on the PC, the world's most
powerful gaming platform," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice
president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. "The AMD
Gaming Evolved program aims to put gamers and developers first, and
we're making sure we deliver on our promise. By working with
industry-leading developers like Ubisoft, we're not only helping to
develop cutting-edge titles, we're also advancing the state of PC
graphics for gamers." 
Gamers can jumpstart their "Far Cry 3" experience -- and reap huge
savings -- by immediately taking advantage of the AMD Radeon(TM)
Never Settle bundle. With the purchase of an AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7770
GHz Edition, HD 7800 Series or HD 7900 Series GPU, gamers not only
benefit from the award-winning performance of the AMD Radeon(TM) HD
7000 Series, they also receive a free download code for "Far Cry 3."
This holiday season, AMD is making sure gamers can have it all -- the
best performance and graphics experience on one of the best PC gaming
titles.  
"Ubisoft is committed to developing industry-leading games that offer
non-stop action
, gritty storylines and deeply immersive gaming
experiences, and the latest addition to the highly acclaimed 'Far
Cry' franchise continues that tradition," said Dan Hay, executive
producer on "Far Cry 3." "Through this relationship, Ubisoft worked
with AMD and its Gaming Evolved program to develop a game that takes
full advantage of the outstanding next-generation technologies
offered by AMD Radeon graphics, which enable an incredible PC gaming
experience." 
By leveraging native support for AMD Eyefinity technology, "Far Cry
3" helps enable gamers equipped with AMD Radeon graphics to immerse
themselves in a gaming environment unlike any other. With AMD
Eyefinity technology, a single graphics card can support up to six
monitors simultaneously, empowering gamers with the ability to
experience the lush, exquisite jungles of "Far Cry 3" in panoramic,
ultra-high detail. Gamers can also enable AMD CrossFire technology to
harness the power of two or more AMD Radeon GPUs working in parallel
for dramatically improved gaming performance.  
Through the power and performance of the Graphics Core Next
architecture, "Far Cry 3" leverages ground-breaking DirectX(R) 11
graphics features to ensure the most visually dynamic and smooth
gaming experience. These features include:  


 
--  Direct3D 11 Deferred Rendering with Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing --
    Taking advantage of advanced Direct3D 11 features, "Far Cry 3" employs
    an optimized deferred renderer including tile-based light culling and
    fully supporting MSAA. The efficient integration of MSAA capability
    provides upgraded image quality over the post-process anti-aliasing
    techniques used by other deferred rendering engines;
--  Ambient Global Illumination System -- "Far Cry 3" features an advanced
    real-time global illumination system capable of computing indirect or
    reflected lighting, enabling more visually coherent and realistic
    world rendering. On the PC, this system supports global illumination
    from dynamic lights in addition to distant light sources such as the
    sun and the sky;
--  DirectCompute Accelerated High Definition Ambient Occlusion -- "Far
    Cry 3" implements a new and improved version of HDAO that uses full 3D
    camera space position data to detect valleys in the scene that should
    be shaded darker, and attenuates the lighting based on valley angle.
    In "Far Cry 3" this technique has been significantly improved in both
    performance and quality relative to previous implementations;
--  Advanced Skin and Hair Shading Models -- The "Far Cry 3" advanced
    physically-based shading model is combined with approximated
    sub-surface scattering and rim lighting to render soft,
    natural-looking skin. Hair shading in "Far Cry 3" also achieves its
    realism via a special anisotropic lighting model.

  
Supporting Resources 


 
--  Learn more about AMD Gaming Evolved
--  Learn more about AMD Eyefinity technology
--  Follow AMD gaming news on Twitter at @AMDGaming
--  Become a fan of AMD gaming on Facebook

  
About AMD 
 AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading
the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD
Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of
computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on
driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization
environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a
variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to
supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com. 
About Ubisoft
 Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and
distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has
grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of
products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and
sales representation in more than 55 countries around the globe. It
is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game
titles to consumers. For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated
sales of EUR 1.061 billion. To learn more, please visit:
www.ubisoftgroup.com. 
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD CrossFire, Radeon and combinations
thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Far Cry and
Ubisoft are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or
other countries. Based on Crytek's original Far Cry directed by Cevat
Yerli. Powered by Crytek's technology "CryEngine." Other names are
for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their
respective owners. 
Contact:
Dave Erskine
AMD Public Relations
(289) 695-0903
dave.erskine@amd.com  
Matthew Kanas
Edelman for AMD
(416) 849-3324
matthew.kanas@edelman.com 
 
 
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