AMD Gaming Evolved Program Extends Gaming Leadership With Exclusive Hardware
Partnership on "THIEF"
AMD Graphics and Processing Architectures Enable Incredible
Performance and Image Quality in Exclusive Hardware Partnership With
This Next-Gen Title
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
announced exclusive collaboration with Square Enix to optimize
"THIEF(TM)" for the Graphics Core Next architecture in select AMD
Radeon(TM) graphics processors, as well as the x86 and graphics
architectures featured in AMD A-Series APUs. Developed in conjunction
with the AMD Gaming Evolved program, "THIEF" will extensively
leverage the advanced capabilities of AMD Radeon graphics processors
including AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology for panoramic
gaming, AMD CrossFire(TM) multi-GPU technology for supreme
performance, and state-of-the-art DirectX(R) 11 rendering for
pristine image quality.
"The 'THIEF' franchise has a storied history that we are proud to
join in this latest installment," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice
president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. "We are
even more pleased to work so closely with their development team to
realize the vision for these games with the incredible gaming
performance of a PC powered by AMD Radeon graphics. And as the
exclusive hardware partner for 'THIEF,' we continue to demonstrate
that the best experience for gamers and developers lives at AMD with
the Gaming Evolved program."
Square Enix is present at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo
(E3) with a wide variety of games and demonstrations to be discovered
and experienced hands-on in the South Hall at booth #1647, or online
with the Square Enix Presents YouTube(TM) channel.
"AMD, Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal have a strong and notable
relationship," said Stephane D'Astous, general manager,
Eidos-Montreal. "It was only logical that we extend the cooperative
efforts of our teams to 'THIEF,' imbuing it with the expertise that
made 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' such a technical achievement. Those
efforts include a broad range of exclusive performance optimizations
for AMD CPUs, APUs and graphics cards, and we are excited about
making our game a technology showcase on the PC platform."
AMD also has a large presence at this year's E3, located in the South
Hall booth #423. From an array of gadgets powered by AMD APUs and
CPUs, to UltraHD gaming driven by the world's most advanced graphics
cards, fans can experience AMD's full commitment to gaming on a
diverse range of state-of-the-art computing solutions.
-- Learn more about AMD at E3
-- Learn more about AMD Gaming Evolved
-- Learn about AMD A-Series APUs
-- Learn about AMD Radeon(TM) graphics
-- Follow AMD gaming news on Twitter at @AMDGaming
-- Become a fan of AMD gaming on Facebook
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 Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix
Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses
SQUARE ENIX(R), EIDOS(R) and TAITO(R) branded entertainment content
in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group.
Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development
studios such as IO Interactive(TM), Crystal Dynamics(R) and Eidos
Montreal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of
intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over
100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST(R) which has sold over 61
million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER(R) which has sold over 35
million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS(R). Square
Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix
Holdings Co., Ltd. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD CrossFire, Radeon and combinations
thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. "THIEF,"
"Deus Ex: Human Revolution," and Square Enix are registered
trademarks of Square Enix Group. Other names are for informational
purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
AMD Public Relations
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