AMDs Vega to Power LiquidSky Game Streaming
April 10, 2017

AMDs Vega to Power LiquidSky Game Streaming

AMD’s upcoming Vega architecture-based GPUs have been selected to power LiquidSky, enabling gamers around the world to enjoy the power of Vega from anywhere.

LiquidSky’s 1.4 million beta users now play any PC video game as it was meant to be enjoyed — from the latest AAA titles to indie hits — on Android phone or tablet, low-spec Windows, Mac, and even Linux devices. With Vega’s Radeon Virtualized Encode at the heart of the service, subscribers will relish a high-quality gaming experience on par with enthusiast gaming PCs, but at a much lower cost through LiquidSky’s low-cost and free subscription models. Gamers can benefit from the GPU performance by connecting to any of 13 LiquidSky global data centers.

“LiquidSky’s game streaming service delivers the very best visuals, detail, and pure performance, regardless of the device you’re using,” said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky’s co-founder and CEO. “AMD’s Vega-based GPUs will have the perfect blend of bleeding-edge hardware virtualization features and tremendous rendering horsepower. This means consistent frame rates and quality of service that’s simply not possible with existing technologies.”

“Vega truly democratizes access to enthusiast class game experiences, whether gamers are tapping into this power on a home PC or through a cloud-based game streaming service,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “LiquidSky and Vega are a perfect match. Radeon MxGPU technology already delivers exceptional quality of service for graphics workloads, and with Radeon Virtualized Encode the full end-to-end game streaming pipeline gets the same benefit.”

The new Vega graphics architecture will be built on a 14nm manufacturing process and drive the next-generation family of enthusiast-class Radeon graphics cards. Vega-based GPUs will have unique features like Radeon Virtualized Encode that bring cloud-based streaming services to new levels of quality, reliability, and security.

GPU products based on the Vega architecture are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2017.