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Experience the Realism of Total War: Shogun(TM) 2 With AMD Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
The AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6870 With DirectX(R) 11 Support and AMD Eyefinity Technology Enables Exhilarating Gaming Experience in New Strategy Game

SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 16, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it is enabling the ultimate gaming experience in the much-anticipated Total War: Shogun(TM) 2 strategy game by Sega(R), using the company's latest graphics cards, such as the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6870 graphics cards. With second-generation DirectX(R) 11-capable AMD Radeon(TM) graphics cards and AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, gamers will experience the full performance of Shogun 2 including a more realistic, immersive and exhilarating experience than ever before.(1) Widely available in retail and e-tail for approximately $200 USD, the AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card is a powerful tool in any gamer's arsenal.

"AMD continues to deliver the best possible gaming experience by working closely with Sega to turn PC gaming into a completely immersive and visually stunning experience," said Neal Robison, director, ISV Relationship Management, AMD. "Gamers taking advantage of the incredibly detailed visual effects of Shogun 2 on AMD Radeon graphics cards will experience firsthand the speed and advanced simulation offered by DirectX 11."

"With AMD Radeon graphics cards, we can finally bring our designs to life while bringing gamers closer than ever to reality," said Richard Broadhurst, technical director of Creative Assembly, Sega. "Through AMD, our vision for everything from an expansive battlefield at sunset to the fine details in a suit of armor, are realized in a way that gamers can really appreciate as they plan and fight their way to victory."

The Best Looking Games with Second-generation DirectX 11-capable Technology

--  Amazing visual effects for everything including the beautiful scenery
    in historic Japan to more life-like and personalized Avatars.


--  Diffusion depth of field for the same special effects seen in movies
    to spot enemies both near and far.


--  Contact hardening shadows and rendering for more detailed and
    ultra-realistic shadows.


--  Gaussian blur for bloom effects around the sun over the battlefield
    without interruption in game performance.


--  AMD CrossFire(TM) support to help run games at the highest
    resolution possible with the maximum game settings.(2)


--  Tessellation to smoothly handle greater rendering tasks for enhanced
    visual effects.



An Immersive Gaming Experience with AMD Eyefinity Technology and Advanced Display Options

--  Give yourself the ultimate advantage by using AMD Eyefinity for an
    expansive, multi-monitor view of the battlefield.


--  Command armies and strategically engage the enemy in real-time 3D
    battles and leverage multiplayer campaigns for 4x4 battles.


--  Achieve victory by carrying out successful strategic attacks by
    keeping tabs on what's going on in the battlefield and closely
    watching enemy movements.



CPU Scaling with the AMD Fusion Platform

--  Designed to give users the best game experience on AMD CPUs as well as
    the forthcoming AMD Fusion APU for desktops and notebooks.

Supporting Resources

--  Blog: Shogun 2: Prepare your PC for Battle


--  Game demo: Total War: Shogun(TM) 2


--  Product page: Learn more about the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6870 graphics
    card


--  Twitter: Follow AMD graphics news on Twitter at @AMDRadeon


--  Facebook: Become a fan of AMD on Facebook



About AMD AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APU). AMD's graphics and computing technologies power a variety of solutions including PCs, game consoles and the servers that drive the Internet and businesses. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, CrossFire, Radeon, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort connectors, and/or DisplayPort compliant active adapters to convert your monitor's native input to your card's DisplayPort or Mini-DisplayPort connector(s), are required. AMD Eyefinity technology can support up to 6 displays using a single enabled AMD Radeon(TM) graphics card with Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems -- the number of displays may vary by board design and you should confirm exact specifications with the applicable manufacturer before purchase. SLS ("Single Large Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.

(2) AMD CrossFireX(TM) technology requires an AMD CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFireX(TM) Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.

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AMD Public Relations
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SOURCE: Advanced Micro Devices

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