The lights are on
During a press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, graphics card developer AMD reiterated its commitment to the gaming market and then announced the Sky Series line of graphics cards specifically designed to play games off the cloud.
AMD actually announced three different cards: the Sky 900, Sky 700, and Sky 500. The Sky 900 boasts 6GB of GDDR5 memory and a memory bandwidth of 480GB per second. AMD also announced a partnership with streaming companies such as CiiNow, Otoy, and G-cluster Global who are working to take advantage of AMD’s teach and stream high-end games to players using mobile devices and laptops that couldn’t otherwise run games like Tomb Raider and Crysis 3.
These chips are designed to help keep interface latency low, but we’re eager to get our hands on the cards and try them out for ourselves, because latency has been the biggest problem with cloud gaming to date. We hope that might soon be changing.
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I think that a debuff will have the greatest effect on them.
very cool, can't wait until this tech becomes more consumer friendly rather than only super expensive cards that will only be appropriate for rich people
Seems redundant to me. Cloud gaming requires no hardware outside of interfaces, and a modem.
Hm...I think I'll stick with my Geforce GTX 660.
To me it feels like we're moving back toward the arcade model. For years if you wanted to play "good" games, you had to go to an arcade with a pocket full of quarters. Street Fighter 2 for the SNES was the death knell for arcades, showing that you could just buy the same thing for $50 for your home and play as much as you want. Cloud gaming seems like a push back to the pay to play idea of arcades.
Very interesting idea. Combining this with a decent to fast internet speeds and cloud gaming can start to evolve a bit more.
As long as this cloud thing is optional and we can still make our pc´s run every game on ultra on their own it´s fine by me. I wonder what happens if somebody wants to play and doesn´t have internet connection for the cloud system -.- or as previously stated if people have internet limit or low internet speeds, this would work if internet was free and fast to the whole world. Plus you pay the graphic card and end up paying each month for the internet so you can play, if people who can´t get a nice gaming computer can afford that they can afford paying a good gaming computer
the ps4 must have the sky 1200 which includes the 8GB GDDR5
FACT: This is used in the Wii U.