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Raptr and AMD Partner to Create AMD Gaming Evolved App, the Ultimate App for the PC Gamer
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>AMD Gaming Evolved App Powered by Raptr Gives Players Customized Optimal Game Settings, Rewards, Live Streaming Capabilities via Twitch, In-game tools, and More</i> </p>
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Raptr and AMD Partner to Create AMD Gaming Evolved App, the Ultimate App for the PC Gamer18:18 EDT Wednesday, September 25, 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Raptr and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled the AMD Gaming Evolved App Powered by Raptr, which was designed to make PC gaming as simple to use as consoles. The App will enable AMD users to get the most out of their gaming experience by suggesting customized optimal game settings for their rigs, earn real rewards just for playing games, and have instant access to in-game tools such as broadcasting live video via Twitch, taking screenshots, web browsing, and chat.
“We believe we're taking a big step in improving the PC gaming experience for the masses,'” said Dennis Fong, CEO, Raptr. “Combining AMD's expertise in hardware and performance with Raptr's already popular desktop app and 18+ million community was a perfect fit.”
With a single click in the app's Control Center, gamers will be able to optimize their games based on performance, quality or a balance of both for their AMD hardware. Optimal game settings are determined using system and game data captured from millions of PCs stored in Raptr's Cloud combined with extensive testing of various combinations of GPUs, CPUs, and resolutions. The Control Center will also be the hub for gamers to access Raptr's tens of thousands of dedicated game communities for the latest discussions, streams, and more.
“We've watched Raptr build a hugely successful platform and it's clear that they understand what gamers want,” said Matt Skynner, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “The Gaming Evolved App Powered by Raptr allows our users to get the most out of their gaming rigs while tapping into a thriving community where they can share their experiences and get rewards.”
The AMD Gaming Evolved App is now available in open beta. To read more about and download the AMD Gaming Evolved App, please visit http://raptr.com/amd.
Raptr is the leading community for gamers, with more than 18 million users. Gamers love using Raptr to connect with all things gaming, to track their gameplay activity, build their gaming rep to see how they stack up against friends, and earn rewards for playing games on console and PC. Over 40 game publishers use Raptr's Community Platform to connect with Raptr users and build a vibrant fan base around their games. Created in 2007 by a world-class team led by CEO and founder Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com), Raptr has raised more than $27 million in funding from investors Accel Partners, Founder's Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information about Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.
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