AMD SKY technology is a “secret sauce” of hardware and software that enables cloud gaming partners to benefit from an open API that simplifies the manipulation of key hardware controls to provide HD visual quality, minimal latency and optimal network bandwidth resulting in a compelling and responsive gaming experience from any device over the internet. In line with AMD’s commitment to industry standard APIs, like OpenCL™, DirectX® and OpenGL, an industry standard API for cloud gaming can help to align the industry around one platform and drive continued innovations that benefit the industry at large.

A unique offering of AMD SKY technology, the AMD RapidFire SDK facilitates the use of AMD’s independent on board H.264 encoder. 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 performance². 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.

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.
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.
DIRECTX® 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 state3.
PASSIVE COOLING Designed for silent operation, and simplifies thermal design for servers.
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1Test conducted at AMD measuring the ability of a Colfax CX 1250-N4 1U rack mount server with Ciinow Cumulus Cloud Services version 2.0 running on an AMD Opteron™ 6380 16 core Server processor with one AMD Radeon™ Sky Series model 700, 32GB RAM, video driver to stream to games simultaneously. At 60 fps and 720p resolution, 3 streams were achieved; at 30fps and 720p, 6 streams were achieved. 3 games: LEGO® Batman™, Harry Potter™ Years 1-4, and Devil May Cry; 6 games: Trine, LEGO® Batman™, LEGO® Harry Potter™ Years 1-4 and Years 507, Far Cry 3, CardBoard Castle. FP-77
2AMD does not provide a license/sublicense to any intellectual property rights relating to any to any standards, including but not limited to any audio and/or video codec technologies such as AVC/H.264/MPEG-4, AVC, VC-1, MPEG-2, and DivX/xVid
3AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ and FirePro™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.

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