AMD heads into the gaming cloud with LiquidSky

AMD partners with LiquidSky for Radeon-powered cloud gaming.

Published Thu, Mar 2 2017 9:58 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

GDC 2017 - AMD had quite the show at their second annual Capsaicin & Cream event during GDC 2017 this year, unveiling the new name of their next-gen Radeon RX Vega graphics cards - teasing 16K 120FPS VR, and so much more.

AMD heads into the gaming cloud with LiquidSky |

One of the more interesting announcements was the partnership between AMD and LiquidSky, the game streaming service - which will connect gamers to a host server, with the games being rendered in the cloud - similar to how GeForce Now works. You'll need a good internet connection obviously, but there are other issues in between.

The rendering of the game is done in the cloud by LiquidSky, which means there will be latency in between - unescapable latency, at least for now. AMD used a not-so-great Surface Book to run Battlefield 1 in the cloud, with the hope of the future to provide millions of gamers Vega-powered gaming from the cloud, to your desk (or TV) in the near future.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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