CES 2014: AMD showcases new computing capabilities

At the CES 2014, AMD showcased Surround House 2: Monsters in the Orchestra, a 360-degree surround-computing demonstration.

Surround House 2: Monsters in the Orchestra engages show-goers in an instrumental performance by a collection of misfit monsters performing in a 360-degree domed theater.

This immersive experience uses many of AMD’s current and developing technologies including gesture control optimized by HSA features on the new Kaveri APU, next-generation AMD FirePro graphics driving 14 million pixels across six projectors, and 32.4 channels of audio processed with AMD TrueAudio technology and presented with Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio.


AMD has also demonstrated Kaveri, its APUs with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) features, the immersive sound of AMD TrueAudio Technology and the performance gaming experiences of Mantle API.

Kaveri-based notebooks will be available in the first half of this year, said AMD. AMD A10 7860K and 7700K (codenamed Kaveri) are now shipping and will be on shelves in desktops early next week.

Discovery Project features AMD’s upcoming low-power Mullins APU in an imaginative tablet, game controller and productivity dock.

AMD and its partner BlueStacks announced a new joint solution bringing the full Android OS experience to Windows-based tablets, 2-in-1s, notebooks and desktops optimized for third-generation AMD APUs. The solution allows Android to run virtually within Windows, eliminating the need to disengage from one OS before using another, and provides Android interfaces, app support and direct file sharing, giving Android apps access to files stored within the Windows file system.

2014 CES will be the site of the first public demonstration of DICE’s Battlefield 4 running AMD’s Mantle on a 4K display. Show-goers can also experience Oxide Games’ StarSwarm demo for their Nitrous game engine, which also uses Mantle, when visiting AMD’s booth.

AMD’s new family of mobile discrete GPU products makes their debut in systems from Alienware, Clevo, Lenovo and MSI. Based on AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, the new AMD Radeon R9, R7 and R5 M200 Series mobile discrete GPUs offer premium graphics performance and outstanding image quality with support for Mantle API. AMD’s 2014 mobile discrete GPU roadmap can be found here.

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