AMD Attacking Cloud Gaming with Radeon Sky

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azraa

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Built-in recording/streaming solution: yes please.
Cool new software, TressFX, the Birds thingie: yes please!
Cloud gaming. GTFO.

That's just the way it is, i'm sorry.
 

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[citation][nom]jaber2[/nom]Is there is a big demand for cloud based games? or is this just all for not?[/citation]

Late 19th century:

"I want a faster horse. Not a damn horseless carriage you numbnut!"


On serious note, the only application I see for cloud gaming are for smartphones and tablets.

The question is, WILL the ISPs be ready for it? Considering the fact that a "true" broadband connection is unheard of in many areas in the US (Dial-up or satellite), and other areas have to put up with $9001 for a connection that MIGHT peak at 100 MB/s.
 

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I still dont understand how people expect cloud gaming to take over---with even a GREAT internet connection, latencies vs a local computer rendering the game-should be terrible. I often wonder how PS3/Xbox owners play a FPS with a wireless controller and a wireless internet connection at the same time---this trend is taking latency to a whole other level entirely.
 

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[citation][nom]blppt[/nom]I still dont understand how people expect cloud gaming to take over---with even a GREAT internet connection, latencies vs a local computer rendering the game-should be terrible.[/citation]

Not if you live in South Korea...
 

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Note to writer: You do realise that "attacking" suggests aggression towards something?

Not investing in, helping, etc.

Man, the US needs to stop going to war, attacking is somehow percieved as being good for the attacked, now! :p
 

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Latency will always be a killer. Even using Splashtop over an N wireless network introduces too much latency to play MMORPGs. FPS isn't even close.
 

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6 GB of GDDR5 memory (3 GB per GPU). It also has a 384-bit memory interface, a 480 GB/s memory bandwidth, and a TDP of 300 W.
Now I know where all the 7990's went...

I see this being much more useful if you were able to host and distribute your own mini cloud at home. I don't think cloud gaming en mass is commercially viable in the US with our data caps and broadband penetration (just ask OnLive.) Over a home network though, this could breath new life into an otherwise boring low end desktop, laptop or smart tv.
 

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[citation][nom]blppt[/nom]I often wonder how PS3/Xbox owners play a FPS with a wireless controller and a wireless internet connection at the same time---this trend is taking latency to a whole other level entirely.[/citation]Learn something about wireless technology and networking.

When your talking about the speed any energy form travels 1ms is an eternity. Even the speed of sound travels 10 feet in 1ms, where as microwave (wifi) radiation travels 1,890 miles in 1ms (that's also the speed of light.)

The only reason ping times across the internet are not less than 12ms to cross the globe is the amount of processing time required to correctly route your packets, and signal loss that requires re-amplification.

The latency of your connection is directly proportional to the number of devices between you and your destination(90%), and to a much lesser extent the distance(9%) and type of network(1%).
 

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I picture this taking a while to catch on in north america and russia, but in places with tightly packed cities, high population centers and blisteringly fast internet speeds (europe, parts of asia) I can surely see this being a boon for gamers living from paycheck to paycheck without the means to drop on a 300 dollar card.
 

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If some day it seems like Cloud Computing will really take off, just be sure to stockpile some good spec gaming PC's, DVD games and other software while you can...
 

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This is more about the next "brand" name for Radeon video cards than about gaming in the cloud.

Radeon numbering scheme hit 9800 long time ago. Then what? We got Radeon X900, and then X1900. Then it was HD 2900. Now we are at HD 7900. AMD is running out of numbers again. So the "HD"monikor will become "Sky" and we will recycle all the numbers...again.
 

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[citation][nom]dalethepcman[/nom]Learn something about wireless technology and networking. When your talking about the speed any energy form travels 1ms is an eternity.[/citation]

Learn something about basic english. When your talking? Really?
 

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[citation][nom]mikenygmail[/nom]Learn something about basic english. When your talking? Really?[/citation]
I'm glad out of his very informative post you pickup on a grammar mistake...
 
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tried a cloud gaming demo on my computer with 6Mbytes/s wired connection and it still was no where near as good as the real thing
 

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[citation][nom]blppt[/nom]I still dont understand how people expect cloud gaming to take over---with even a GREAT internet connection, latencies vs a local computer rendering the game-should be terrible. I often wonder how PS3/Xbox owners play a FPS with a wireless controller and a wireless internet connection at the same time---this trend is taking latency to a whole other level entirely.[/citation]
wireless controller tech has come a long way since the 90s. latency on modern controllers is way too small to affect gameplay or to be noticed.
 

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[citation][nom]ojas[/nom]Note to writer: You do realise that "attacking" suggests aggression towards something?Not investing in, helping, etc.Man, the US needs to stop going to war, attacking is somehow percieved as being good for the attacked, now![/citation]

Yeah, very lame wording to use "attacking" like that...
 

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[citation][nom]hyperstalker[/nom]I'm glad out of his very informative post you pickup on a grammar mistake...[/citation]

I'm glad out of my very informative posts, you pickup on a valid grammar correction.
He was trying to correct someone else, so the least he can do is use "you're" properly.
 
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