AMD Radeon Polaris Goes Embedded For Casino Gaming, Digital Signage

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voodoochicken

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You laugh, but slots have been licensing every kind of tv and movie property just to slap pictures on the side of the machine, some licensed clips of audio and/or video to play during a game, with more advanced graphics, I'm sure they'll eventually make custom VR sequences
 
Isn't MXM Type B the one you usually see inside notebooks? As in, wouldn't that card be compatible for a regular laptop?

I'd love for AMD and nVidia to sell MXM cards for notebooks :(

EDIT: Just read a bit about it. Type B is the 200W ceiling one. It seems like Type A is preferred for notebooks with a 55W ceiling... Although I'm pretty sure the 10xx cards from nVidia must be using MXM-B in notebooks.

Cheers!
 

Brian_R170

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Aren't TDP and performance-per-Watt are even more important in embedded applications? Seems like AMD could be at a disadvantage in this market even when there's a tossup in the desktop market. I guess price may be even more important here too, so selling them cheaper could again be the key to winning, it just doesn't help their bottom-line as much.
 

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Extra income for AMD. With the extra income comes better development; which results in more competitive products. Close competitiveness equals lower prices. Overall, this is a win for everyone. :)
 

johnnycanadian

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This is a brilliant move by AMD: Unity makes a killing licensing their 3D engine to gaming machine companies (and they're actually extremely cost-effective when compared to scratch-building one's own display system). Between consoles and casino gaming, I'm hopeful it'll keep AMD afloat until their CPU offerings are competitive.
 

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Novomatic make extensive use of nvidia GPU's in the slot machines at the casino I work in. With several million slots deployed worldwide it makes sense for AMD to muscle into such markets if it can and digital signage displays will number in the hundreds of millions before too long. Good move if they can be competitive and profitable.
 

Jorge Nascimento

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Biggest casinos businesses on Asia, Macau is smaller and makes more money from casinos then 2X Las Vegas.
AMD as a very solid position on Asian markets specially china. So yeah, more money, happier shareholders, little bit more $$ for research and development.
 

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Smart move. Reach for markets where trash talk doesn't exist and hinder sales. A land where 15-20 fps less doesn't make the product garbage because a bar graph exaggerates it. They got a fixed target for mass production.
 
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