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 Cloud Gaming

AMD FirePro S1000 Server
 
 
 

​Cloud Gaming Soars to New Heights

New AMD Radeon™ Sky Series graphics cards bring PC quaility gaming to your web enabled smart device

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 Overview

Cloud gaming is soaring to new heights. AMD Radeon™ Sky Series graphics cards bring the full AMD Radeon gaming experience to the cloud. With consideration for performance, quality and latency, AMD Radeon Sky Series with AMD SKY technology helps enable cloud gaming service companies to deliver PC and console-quality gaming experiences to any device.

High Density Performance

AMD Radeon™ Sky Series are capable of supporting up to six HD game streams at once1. With AMD Radeon™ Sky Series cloud gaming service providers can maximize existing infrastructure and resources to support even more simultaneous game streams, from casual games up to the most demanding AAA titles. AMD Radeon™ Sky Series products are designed to support a wide range of servers systems.

High Quality Multi-Game Streaming

AMD Radeon™ Sky Series graphics card can support up to six HD (720p) game streams each, and quality is not compromised for quantity. Each of the six game streams supports up to 30 frames per second. With a focus on minimizing latency over the network, users can play their favorite games at HD resolutions (720p) without impacting game performance. AMD Radeon™ Sky Series graphics cards also support 1080p game streams.

AMD Radeon™ Advantage

Raise the settings, increase the resolution, and play the best games on the best hardware. Gamers streaming from the cloud can get the full AMD Radeon™ gaming experience they’ve come to know and love on their PCs or consoles on any device they choose, from anywhere. Experience the latest DirectX® 11.1 games as they were intended, and retain access to unique AMD enabled features, like TressFX Hair, the world’s first in-game implementation of a real-time, per-strand hair physics system that gives characters more lifelike appearances.

 AMD RapidFire SDK

“Secret sauce” is an elusive quality that makes something distinctive or special. It's hard to put your finger on, but you know it when you see it. When it comes to AMD Radeon™ Sky series graphics for cloud gaming, our secret sauce is the AMD RapidFire Software Development Kit (SDK).

A unique offering of AMD SKY technology, the AMD RapidFire SDK facilitates the use of AMD’s independent on board H.264 encoder¹. Select AMD Radeon™ Sky graphics cards are capable of encoding multiple simultaneous streams of H.264 at different resolutions and quality settings without significantly impacting GPU performance. The AMD RapidFire SDK helps ISVs to optimize the data encoding path to reduce latency and incorporates defined presets to minimize integration efforts and speed up development time. Further, the AMD RapidFire SDK simplifies the manipulation of key hardware parameters such as resolution, frame rate and bitrate control to minimize network bandwidth while delivering high definition images.

With the AMD RapidFire SDK, cloud service providers and middleware cloud gaming vendors can seamlessly stream AAA titles or casual games over the Internet to a variety of consumer devices. The AMD RapidFire SDK helps provide the flexibility of delivering multiple game streams at HD resolution. The end result is a console quality gaming experience on virtually any device – including smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, notebooks and desktops. The benefit is a consolidated data center running an optimal number of games per GPU.

 Features

Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture

Engineered as the world’s most advanced graphics, the GCN Architecture is the industry’s first 28nm GPU design, and was built from the ground up to enable more than unprecedented gaming performance.

High Performance, High Density Streaming

With AMD Radeon™ Sky Series graphics cards cloud gaming service providers can support up to six simultaneous HD game streams per GPU1, helping to maximize available space in cloud gaming data centers.

DirextX® 11.1 Support

DirectX® 11.1 is the very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing. Featuring technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct3D, Multithreaded Rendering and Tessellation, DirectX® 11.1 can enable not just more visually stunning games, but take advantage of all of the features and performance improvements enabled in Windows 8.

Energy Efficient Design

AMD Radeon™ Sky Series cloud gaming cards feature intelligent power monitoring and management technologies. AMD PowerTune technology enables higher clock speeds and better game performance, and AMD ZeroCore Power technology allows the GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state2.

Passive Cooling

Designed for silent operation, and simplifies thermal design for servers.

 Specs

AMD Radeon™ Sky 900AMD Radeon™ Sky 700AMD Radeon™ Sky 500
Form Factor

Full Height/Full Length

Dual-slot

Full Height/Full Length

Dual-slot

Full Height/Full Length

Single-slot

Core Clock Speed825 Mhz900 Mhz950 Mhz
Memory

6GB GDDR5

(3GB/GPU)

6GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Memory Interface384-bit384-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth480 GB/s264 GB/s154 GB/s
Max Power300W225W150W
Bus InterfacePCIe® 3.0 x16PCIe® 3.0 x16PCIe® 3.0 x16
DirectX®11.111.111.1
AMD RapidFire SDKYesYesYes
AMD PowerTune Technology²YesYesYes
AMD ZeroCore Power Technology²NoYesYes

 Partners

​AMD is committed to supporting gamers, game developers and cloud gaming service providers to deliver innovative technologies, nurture open industry standards and to help the gaming industry create the best possible cloud gaming experience – whether gamers choose to stream games to notebooks, tablets or smartphones.

AMD is collaborating with the following cloud gaming service providers to bring to market exceptional cloud gaming experiences for occasional and advanced gamers alike.

  

  

  

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