Monday, June 27, 2016

Conquer New Worlds with Predator

In every battle, there is winners and losers... invaders and slaves... predators and preys.

Which side do you want to belong?

Are you ready to conquer every gaming world and emerge superior with the powerful and performance-packed Predator gaming system?  Every serious gamer knows that battles are won by having a ruthless ally on your side. It can keep its cool on every extraordinary gaming session and it will definitely not bail you out on lagging behind the intensity.

The Predator just recently introduced to the community of  the fore tablets, projectors and monitors that utilize uniquely powerful technology so you can #ConquerNewWorlds and bask in triumph of that powerful gaming experience.

Last June 25, the new line of Predator products were unleashed in a grand and explosive event at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. Dozens of cosplayers greeted tech geeks, fanboys and gamers of all ages. The event also featured the electrifying performances of the Pinoy rock band Kwjan.

These gaming products has competitive prices and with superior specs that will definitely have a massive effect on every galaxy you explore, strike fear in the deepest and darkest dungeons, overrun fierce armies, and hack off the heads of horrific zombies with its powerful performance, arresting designs and other bonuses so gamers cannot ask for more.

The Predator G3-710, for example, comes with cutting-edge 6th generation Intel Core processors and latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards and clad in an armor-like body. Cut out for every universal gamer, it looks and sounds formidable in every way, an unstoppable war machine with the IceTunnel feature that keeps this overworked behemoth icy all the time, a 4K2K resolution for absolutely clear video details, plus SoundBlaster Cinema 2 and EAX 5.0 for unbelievable sound quality and effect for that outstanding gaming experience.

Well, don’t be deceived by the size of the Predator G1 for it packs a powerful punch in its one liter armored frame. Get crisp view of the battlefield with its NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card as lights up this pocket-sized powerhouse PC, while you roar your aggression with its sound-reactive Growl Lights and snarl with power through its 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor.  Startle your enemies as well with the Predator G1’s 4TB hard drive, a monumental storage bin for your ferocity and strength.

While enjoying the power of the Predator on desktops, a laptop like the Predator 15 is undeniably marvelous with its powerful 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, extremely impressive graphics and likewise superior cooling feature fit for extended gaming sessions with allies, or adversaries. The triple-fan system and Predator FrostCore, a swappable fan design, help keep this monstrosity cool to keep heat down while performance is ramped up. The killer DoubleShot Pro feature is a superb network solution that optimizes bandwidth so that playing online will be much fiercer. The ProZone keyboard gusts with absolute gaming accuracy while the Predator DustDefender boasts of the world’s thinnest fan blades and CoolBoost to enhance cooling power.

For the mobile, strike-anywhere with the Predator 8 GT-810 is for you. This daredevil gaming tablet is definitely a pushover when it comes to gaming with its burly Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor and Intel HD Graphic Gen 8-LP GPU. Send a deafening battle cry with sound quality from the Acer Quadio for life-like virtual sound and Dolby Audio for enhanced media, or choose the best video and audio scenario for your games, movies, music or parties to keep you or your friends glued to the game with the Acer MediaMaster. Get that immersive video experience with its 8-inch Full HD display with Zero Air Gap and IPS technology for wide viewing angle ferocity and Acer Prism provides ultra color with NTSC 100% display for an unusual  and vivid color experience.

Make your gaming experience even more epic any time of the day with the Predator X34, the world’s first 34-inch curved gaming monitor. Yelp to your heart’s content as you are drawn deep into the action with the X34’s IPS display with 21:9 aspect ratio for wide-angle viewing with the NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to remove screen tearing. It has two built-in 7W DTS speakers for realistic audio, overclocking refresh rate to 100Hz, GameView OSD setting, plus EyeProtect feature to lessen eye fatigue and keep you gaming on and on.

Finally, the Predator Z650 short-throw projector gives life to any gaming party. Display huge, 100-inch clear images and videos from as close as 1.5 meters. Feast your eyes on its 1080p full HD resolution with 20,000:1 contrast ratio to make blacks extremely black and whites brilliantly white in your virtual battlefield. The ColorPurity feature produces wide color gamuts and sRGB removes color deviation while ColorBoost3D and ColorSafeII provide the dazzlingly brilliant colors in your games. Audio quality is truly a blast with its two 10W DTS Sound speakers but you can also connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker systems, or even play 3D games through the NVIDIA 3DTV Play and connect to 3D-enabled devices for that stereoscopic 3D gaming thrill.

From Left: Mr. Jerome Matti- NVIDIA Consumer Sales Manager; Mr. Steven J. Funcke-Predator Marketing Manager; Mr. Calum Chisholm-Country Manager, Intel Philippines; and Mr. Miguel Molina-Xsplit Senior Product Manager.

“Everyone knows the success of the Predator that made it the superior device for serious gamers and gaming enthusiasts, but as we promised, we’re not done yet. We’ve upped the ante in gaming device standards, and this new Predator gaming system, with much, much more to offer, is the answer. No one else came close to what the Predator can do but there are still a lot of potentials for gamers to have that enlightened gaming experience and #ConquerNewWorlds, whether in games or in real life,” declares Steven J. Funcke, Predator Marketing Manager.

Get ready to #ConquerNewWorlds and strike fear on the hearts of other hordes gamers once you get your hands on the Predator gaming system for that #PredatorPH experience. Get the Predator gaming system at PC Express Gilmore, the Villman Computers Philippines at SM North EDSA and Octagon Computer Superstore at SM Megamall.

For more about the Predator gaming system, go to the Predator Philippines Facebook page – @PredatorPhilippines.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Next-gen performance for the professional consumer of today – the Acer Aspire S13

Global tech titan Acer recognizes the new breed of “ProSumers” or professional consumers who need computers that are not only perfect eye-candy digital companions but also brawny and formidable inside and out.

This is why Acer came up with its next-generation laptop for today’s Prosumers, the Acer Aspire S13 that’s not only sleek and chic but also personifies power and efficiency that discriminating prosumers with high expectations regarding their digital devices would prefer.

The Acer Aspire S13 is definitely something to behold, touch-wise, that is, with a nano imprint pattern that’s such a joy to touch while you enjoy the texture as you glide your hand through it. But that’s only for your sense of touch.

Inside, prosumers will definitely revel at how formidable the Acer Aspire S13 is, with its 6th generation Intel Core processors that are not only efficient and powerful but also allows you to consume less energy and save on electricity to keep you going with up to 13 hours of battery life.

Lugging around the Acer Aspire S13 to anywhere you want will be no problem with its ultra-slim, 14.58mm frame so there’s less strain on your shoulders carrying it. File transfers are ultra-fast with its USB 3.1 capability, multi MIMO platform for faster wireless connectivity, a backlit keyboard for easier and less eye strain typing even in low-light conditions, and a solid state drive for faster boot ups when you’re in a hurry to work on a rush project or want to view an image or video file.

And viewing anything on the Acer Aspire S13’s lively, 10-point touch display screen is total joy because of Full HD resolution that lets the prosumer enjoy looking at photos, videos, office presentations in clear and vivid detail.
So go ahead and buy an Acer Aspire S13 today to get an extended warranty and an ingenious smartwatch. Every purchase of a qualified Acer Aspire S13 laptop (S5-371-74H1, S5-371-767Q, S5-371-53F4, and S5-371-55AN) at any participating store from May 15 until June 30, 2016 lets you enjoy a 3-year of warranty from Acer under its warranty program that serves as Acer’s way of thanking the public for making it the number 1 laptop in the Philippines for 10 consecutive years. Plus, get an Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch for free!  For the astute prosumer, the Acer Aspire S13 and the Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch is such a perfect pair.

Smartwatch comes with a 1-inch OLED (128 x 32) touchscreen display. It’s perfectly compatible with Android 4.4 systems and above, iOS 7 and iOS 8 and Windows 8.1. It is IPX4 waterproof certified and a full charge can last you 5-7 days.
To claim your Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch, fill out all necessary information in the Promo Claim Form. Present this together with the Official Receipt, cut-out of Box Serial Number, plus two (2) valid IDs at any authorized Acer redemption.

For the 3-year warranty, just register between May 15 to July 15, 2016 through email by sending the proof of purchase, first name, middle initial and last name, contact number, home address, Serial Number of purchased qualified laptop under the promo, plus digital or scanned copies of the Original Receipt, laptop box Serial Number and two (2) valid IDs to Customer will then receive a Confirmation Email with 3-year Warranty Confirmation Number, list of Acer Customer Service Center and authorized service providers, and a verification call from Acer Customer Care. Customer should then bring a printout copy of the confirmation email and present two (2) valid IDs to the Acer Customer Service Centers and authorized service providers indicated in the email.
For more about the Acer Aspire S13 and other Acer Philippines’ products, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or

Monday, June 13, 2016

AMD Provides Sneak Peek of Full Line of Radeon™ RX Series Graphics Processors at E3

Today at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) CEO Lisa Su delivered a pre-launch showcase of the full line of forthcoming Radeon™ RX Series graphics cards set to transform PC gaming this summer by delivering enthusiast class performance and features for gamers at mainstream price points. AMD previously showcased the Radeon™ RX 480 graphics card, designed for incredibly smooth AAA gaming at 1440p resolution and set to be the most affordable solution for premium VR experiences starting at just $199 SEP for the 4GB version. Joining the Radeon RX family are the newly announced Radeon™ RX 470 graphics card delivering refined, power-efficient HD gaming, and the Radeon™ RX 460, a cool and efficient solution for the ultimate e-sports gaming experience.

The Radeon™ RX Series of graphics processors are designed to transform the PC gaming industry across a variety of form factors, delivering on three fundamental “entitlements” for gamers and game developers:

·       Extraordinary VR experiences at price points never offered before – Previewed at Computex, the Radeon™ RX Series will expand the VR ecosystem by democratizing exceptional VR experiences, making them available to many form factors and millions of consumers by lowering the cost barriers to entry.
·       Great game content delivered to PC Gamers in real time – Through a combination of Radeon™ RX Series performance profiles and close-to-the-metal APIs that closely mirror console APIs, AMD believes that developers will be further empowered to co-develop high quality, high performing game content for both consoles and PCs, enhancing the PC gaming ecosystem.
·       Console-class GPU performance for thin and light notebooks – Gaming notebooks have traditionally been large and cumbersome or under-powered for today’s gaming needs. The Radeon™ RX Series addresses this with flagship technology that effectively gives mobile users GPU performance that rivals that of consoles with exceptionally low power and low-z height to drive thin, light and high-performance gaming notebooks, and 1080p 60Hz gaming experiences for both eSports and AAA titles.

“Gamers and consumers today are being left behind,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “Today only the top 16 percent of PC gamers are purchasing GPUs that deliver premium VR and Gaming experiences.2 Hundreds of millions of gamers have been relegated to using outdated technology. Notebook gamers are often forced to compromise. And tens of millions more can only read about incredible PC VR experiences that they can’t enjoy for themselves. That all changes with the Radeon™ RX Series, placing compelling and advanced high-end gaming and VR technologies within reach of everyone.”

Gamers in the market for a new graphics card need look no further than the forthcoming Radeon™ RX Series, consisting of:
·       Superior technology engineered for unprecedented performance– The Radeon™ RX Series features the most advanced graphics and gaming technologies ever seen in a GPU priced under $300 SEP, delivering cutting-edge engineering to everyday PC gamers and VR consumers. The Radeon™ RX Series harnesses the revolutionary Polaris architecture optimized for the 14nm FinFET process, the most cutting-edge process technology in the world featuring the smallest transistors ever used in a GPU, engineered to deliver unprecedented performance and power efficiency from incredibly small and thin chips.

·       Extraordinary VR experiences never widely affordable before – With models starting at $199 SEP, the Radeon™ RX 480 is the most affordable solution for a premium VR experience, supplying the graphics capability necessary to bring high-quality PC VR experiences from Oculus and HTC3 to anyone who wants it.

·       Future-proof technologies1 – The Radeon™ RX Series continues the Radeon™ tradition of innovation, like being first to 14nm FinFET process technology, first in memory types and bandwidth like HBM, and first to support low overhead gaming APIs. Gamers will enjoy these products for a long time to come with a range of “future-proof” benefits including:

o   Leading DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ gaming – The Polaris architecture-fueled Radeon™ RX Series is built to deliver phenomenal DirectX® 9, DirectX® 10, and DirectX® 11 gaming performance, and designed to absolutely scream in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™, the future of gaming. Polaris architecture uniquely supports asynchronous compute for superior experiences in games and VR applications using DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™. AMD brings gamers incredible  DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ game experiences including phenomenal VR content, by collaborating with the top DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ developers in the world who want to develop on Radeon™ to bring the best games to market.

o   Next-generation display technologies – Radeon™ RX Series includes support for next-generation HDR gaming and video on new HDR monitors and TVs. The Radeon™ RX Series also supports HDMI™ 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 supporting the new generation of high-resolution HDR and high-refresh displays. The Radeon™ RX Series features exceptional accelerated H.265 encoding and decoding, enabling effortless streaming or recording of 10-bit 4K video at 60 FPS4.

o   Radeon Software designed to provide the best performance, features, stability and control – Equally as sophisticated as the Radeon™ RX Series graphics cards is the software that powers them. Radeon Software enables the ultimate in performance, features and stability to ensure an exceptionally smooth and fast out-of-box experience, and one that gets better with age as updates roll out.

For more information on Polaris architecture-based Radeon™ RX Series graphics cards, stay tuned to the AMD newsroom and associated social media channels.

1. Statement of “future-proof” refers to support of current and upcoming technology standards including 14nm FinFET process technology, DirectX 12 and Vulkan API support, new display technology, and experiences such as VR. “Future-proof” statement is not meant to serve as a warranty or indicate that users will never have to upgrade their graphics technology again. Support of current and upcoming technology standards described above has the potential to reduce frequency of graphics upgrades for some users.
2.  Based on AMD internal data and analysis only, as of May 2016.
3.  See and for required minimum system specifications for different VR headsets.

4.  HEVC acceleration is subject to inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC players

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Switch in a snap with every life mode with Acer Switch 2-in-1 devices

Never doubt your decision if in case you decide to switch to a different digital device from the one you commonly use because you want your device to fit whatever work or life mode you prefer.

It’s not bad to switch at all, especially if you’re going to shift to an Acer 2-in-1 device that’s not just amazing aesthetically but also has powerful features that will definitely fit both every day and adventurous users.  You have four choices to choose from Acer’s array of 2-in-1 devices: the Acer Switch 10, Switch 10E, Switch 11 and Switch 12 and either which one you choose, is a great find.

Eye-catching body and frame, innovation, power, beauty or durability—these are what you get from any of the Acer Switch 2-in-1 devices that will make your investment—and your decision to switch—truly worth it.

The Acer Switch 10 and 10E, for example, are surely brilliant choices in making that all-important switch. These trendy and compact 2-in-1s allow versatile shape-shifting into four different devices: notebook, tablet, tent and display with nary a snag via the Acer Snap Hinge™, which also allows you to snap on or off a keyboard with a simple push or pull.

Protecting your data is also a breeze. The keyboard serves to lock or unlock sensitive data on your keyboard dock’s hard drive. To lock the hard drive and protect your data, just snap off the tablet from the keyboard, then simply snap it back on to unlock.

Power is no stranger to the Acer Switch 10 and Switch 10E, which come with Intel Atom processors for better graphics and gaming performance, including power efficiency to prolong battery life to let you go serious whether at work or at play. The fact that these devices run on Windows 10 and features “Continuum” that automatically switches the interface from tablet to laptop mode.

Coming in eye-catching and trendsetting colors that suit perfectly the dynamic shape and elegant textile-pattern texturing, the Acer Switch 10 and 10E also features Acer VisionCare™. This technology lets you switch on Acer BluelightShield™ to reduce harmful blue light in case you need to look at the device for long periods, and also sets to Acer LumiFlex™ to auto-boost the contrast if you will use in under direct sunlight. No more squinting, no more added eye strain, no more eye problems in the future. Plus, with its HD screen’s IPS technology made tougher with super-tough Gorilla™ Glass to make it scratch-free, you get to see images clearly regardless of the angle.

If in case the Acer Switch 10 and Switch 10E doesn’t fit your fancy, take your pick from the Acer Switch 11 or Acer Switch 12. The Acer Switch 11 features a super comfy Chiclet keyboard for easier typing, a super responsive precision touchpad for smooth navigation, latest Intel Core processor for power-saving features that equate to longer battery life, dual front-facing speakers, full HD and IPS display screen with Zero Air Gap technology and anti-fingerprint technology. The Acer Switch 12, on the other hand, has space-age cooling feature through the Acer Liquid Loop, a full-sized keyboard with an angle bar so you can raise the keyboard for error-free typing, a 165-degree adjustable kickstand with anti-slip rubber strap and an IPS display that can be connected to multiple 4K displays. So how’s that for performance?

And what’s even beautiful is that if you buy any Acer Switch 2-in-1 product today, you get an exciting FREEBIE! Every purchase of a qualified Acer Switch 2-in-1 such as the Switch 10 (SW5-011-15W8, SW5-011-19K3, SW5-012-18E9, or SW5-012P-11WT), Switch  10E (SW3-013-101R, SW3-013-105P, SW3-013-10W8, SW3-013-14EP, SW3-013-14H7, SW3-013-14HU, SW3-013-15YR, SW3-013-1837, SW3-013-19VV, SW3-016-11HG, SW3-016-1376, SW3-016-145Y, SW3-016-14CH, SW3-016-17QT or SW3-016-1925), Switch 11 (SW5-171-39HY) or Switch 12 (SW5-271-63MM or SW5-271-63V0) at any participating store from May 15 until June 30, 2016, you get to enjoy an Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch for FREE!
The super-cute and ingenious Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch has a 1-inch OLED (128 x 32) touchscreen display and is completely compatible with Android 4.4 systems and above, iOS 7 and iOS 8 and Windows 8.1. It is IPX4 waterproof certified and can last 5-7 days on a full charge. So for those who live an active, on-the-go lifestyle, the Acer Switch 2-in-1 and the Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch is such a perfect pair.
To claim your Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch, fill out all necessary information in the Promo Claim Form. Present this together with the Official Receipt, cut-out of Box Serial Number, plus two (2) valid IDs at any authorized Acer redemption.

For more about Acer’s innovative Switch 2-in-1 devices and other updates, go to, follow Acer via Twitter ( or

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Virtual Fitting System: Transformation of apparel shopping experience now in the Philippines

For the fashionistas out there, gone is the time when you had to literally pick up the clothes you like from the rack and then line up at the fitting room just to try on your chosen piece. It’s a tedious shopping task, especially during sale or payday seasons.

With the “Virtual Fitting System” or VFS now made available in the Philippines, you can try on any apparel you want and see if it fits your style- all in the name of convenience. VFS creates a representation of your physical form allowing you to select a garment that resembles the shape of your body without literally trying it on.

The Virtual Fitting System is from Toppan, a 115-year-old company and is one of the largest global printing companies in Japan. It is the first of its kind in the Philippines and is exclusively offered by Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc., a business solutions company with a wide range of ground-breaking technologies such as the recently launched Augmented Reality or AR.

With VFS, you can choose clothes off the rack, discover new styles and more importantly, save time in your selection process.

“The VFS allows you to try on any garment or accessory you want, it shows how each piece would fit and appear when you wear it, it can even locate a shop that has available stocks of the outfits you desire. The VFS makes shopping of fashion-conscious Filipinos realistically effortless, it ensures that your clothes match your body so you can confidently showcase your distinct style. In essence, it is your personalized virtual dressing room” explains the Managing Director, Rowi Bautista.

The VFS works through a Kinect system- it captures the motion, animates, displays, saves it in the Cloud and flings it into the PC. It comes in four types: the Color Simulation that lets you choose different colors of clothes in a single try, the 2D Simulation that allows you to overlay clothes by simply taking a photo of yourself, the 2.5D Simulation that is a more interactive version of the preceding with the 2D animation that follows your every move and finally, the 3DCG Simulation that lets you choose clothes not only in different colors but also in various designs and shapes.

The beauty of the VFS is its innovative approach on local retail marketing through customer engagement as it is highly customized. VFS introduces an amazing new shopping experience to the country by giving shoppers a clearer idea of the apparel they will want to buy and its fit even before they hit the store’s physical fitting room. Through Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc., this technology can further enhance the appeal of retailers through an advanced solution for customer satisfaction.

Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Virtual Fitting System in the Philippines. The company also offers business management softwares like HR, Payroll, Accounting, Sales and Inventory systems, Access Control Systems, Smart Cards, Research and Development, and even Banking Solutions. With them, ‘Converging Technologies’ of companies in order to go beyond boundaries is now made possible.

Spark Global Tech Systems, Inc. is headquartered at 1805A East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For more information, contact (+632) 532-8579 or email or visit

Monday, June 6, 2016

Acer Liquid M330: Open the Windows of Opportunities

Have you ever wondered how it’s like using a Windows Phone?

In the midst of the tech battle between iOs and Android phones, there is another alternative that offers helpful tools and a user-friendly experience.  There is a window of opportunity out there for Windows 10 smartphones to develop and build a following.  Acer, one of the world’s leading tech brands, made Liquid M330 affordable to the Philippine market at P4,490 to let us discover the untapped potentials of the third mobile phone OS.

Packed with great features
Acer Liquid M330 smartphone Windows 10 Mobile, has a 4.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 854 pixels, powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone comes with an 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a micro SD card up to 32GB.

Both the front and rear cameras of M330 are 5 megapixel.  Mobile camera fans can play and goof around the camera features Gourmet, Favourite Shot, and Bright Magic Selfie camera modes. There are also aensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

You will also happy to know that Acer Liquid M330 is a dual SIM and has connectivity options that include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. It is powered by a 2000mAh battery that gives up to 15 hours of talk time and up to 230 hours of standby time.

Looking through the Windows
The Acer Liquid M330 is a Windows 10 Mobile-based smartphone and is loaded with features that come with the OS. Here are some of the useful tools that is bundled with every of the handset:

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included in the company's Windows 10 operating systems, replacing Internet Explorer as the default web browser on all device classes. Its new rendering engine, EdgeHTML, which will make browsing much faster.

Cortana is your truly personal assistant—helping you get things done by letting your PC and phone work together. Your schedule, your interests, your people, your reminders—Cortana makes sure all that stuff is available wherever you need it.

Outlook is the free email and calendar service that helps you stay on top of what matters and get things done.

Glance Screen is a feature which lets users see notifications without fully unlocking the smartphone.

There’s a lot to look forward in the Acer Liquid M330. This is recommended to students and professionals who are on the go who uses the Windows Office most of time. Indeed, it’s an ally at work and at school and budget-friendly to our pockets.

Acer Liquid M330 at a glance:

Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size: 4.5 inches
Sim: Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
Internal Memory: 8 GB,
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
Card Slot: microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera: 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera: 5 MP
OS: Microsoft Windows 10
Processor: Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A7
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

AMD brings the Assassin's Creed movie VR Experience

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that 20th Century Fox, New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and VR development studio Practical Magic chose the AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo GPU featuring the AMD LiquidVR™ SDK, the world’s fastest VR development platform[1], to bring the upcoming ASSASSIN’S CREED movie VR experience to life. ASSASSIN’S CREED VR is a film-based live action cinematic virtual reality experience produced all over the world that shot concurrently on-set with the ASSASSIN’S CREED film production.

ASSASSIN’S CREED, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, opens in theaters worldwide on Dec. 21, 2016. The newly announced AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo graphics card and AMD LiquidVR™ technology are foundational elements across the entire production of the ASSASSIN’S CREED VR experience.
By shooting on location, the studio is able to recreate the sets from the film at an extremely high quality level, using massive textures and complex geometry captured in places like Malta, Spain, and London.

Radeon Pro Duo
“Creating such a complex and immersive experience in virtual reality demands an incredible amount of compute power. We asked AMD for their new AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo, which isn't just a fast video card - it's engineered from the bottom up with VR in mind. Features unique to AMD Radeon™ graphics such as asynchronous compute and LiquidVR™ technology are the actual difference between VR being good and VR being great,” said Matthew Lewis, president of Practical Magic VR and director of VR experiences, Practical Magic. “We're using the AMD Radeon Pro Duo and LiquidVR™ technology across the entire production of ASSASSIN'S CREED VR, and soon you'll understand why. To enable high end virtual reality experiences requires deep collaboration between creativity and technology, and AMD is helping Practical Magic push the boundaries of possibility in VR.”

Radeon Pro Duo Card
“Virtual reality is here to stay. As AMD is strategically expanding its technological leadership in this emerging field, partnerships with leading VR content creators is crucial,” said Roy Taylor, corporate vice president, content and alliances, AMD. “In bringing the compute horsepower and the tools required for the creators of the ASSASSIN’S CREED VR experience, AMD is setting up to be a formidable force among world-class film and VR production studios.”

“20th Century Fox and New Regency are thrilled to partner with AMD on this movie based live action ASSASSIN’S CREED VR experience that will allow fans and moviegoers to live out moments from our film,” said Zachary Eller, Senior Vice President, 20th Century Fox.  “AMD’s technology and marketing prowess will help to make sure we have an extremely high quality experience that reaches as many people as possible.”

Announced earlier this week at Capsaicin, the AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo GPU featuring the AMD LiquidVR™ SDK is the world’s most powerful platform for VR1, with an astonishing 16 TFLOPS of compute performance, straddling the worlds of both content creation and consumption. Together with AMD LiquidVR™ technology, AMD enables rich and immersive VR experiences by simplifying and optimizing VR content creation, by creating a sense of “presence”.