AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that Sammy Corporation in Japan is using the AMD Embedded R-Series APU for its new pachislot machine, named “Pachislot Hokuto no Ken: Shura no Kuni.” Much like other gaming options, pachislot systems are increasingly compute intensive and graphically immersive, requiring high performance 3D graphics for the modern game player. Sammy has announced that the new machine is expected to launch in pachislot parlors across Japan beginning in fall, 2016.
The strong visual element and growing need for quality graphics in gaming machines are an ideal match for AMD Embedded R-Series processors that combine high performance x86 CPUs and with leading graphics capabilities.
“Gaming is a natural application of our APU technology that combines strong compute with high performance and stunning graphics,” said Stephen Turnbull, director of embedded vertical industry marketing, AMD Enterprise Solutions. “Our collaboration with Sammy Corporation has enabled the development of a pachinko slot machine which employs real 3D video technology in an industry that traditionally employs 2D imagery. The energy-efficient AMD Embedded R-Series processors help Sammy to create amazing visual experiences for their customers.”
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