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AMD AppZone Brings Graphics-Accelerated Windows and Android Apps to PCs Worldwide

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AMD today announced the launch of AMD AppZone, an online showcase for applications and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs). In addition to featuring some of the most recognizable PC games and productivity apps, consumers can now download and seamlessly run popular Android apps on AMD-based PCs running Windows thanks to a collaboration with BlueStacks to enable the AMD AppZone Player.

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Thats very interesting news Christian, and quite the unexpected too. This could be a big thing no?
You make the site interesting by providing snippets like this, cheers!

I wonder if intel will counter it with some kind of play of there own?

As it states "amd powered devices" thats meaning cpu/hardware yes? Hmmm.

Oooh its amds steam but with more hehe!!!
 
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This has definitely caught Intel off guard, nice idea, If i am using AMD CPU and GPU i would be more interested in using their supported app.
 
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This has definitely caught Intel off guard, nice idea, If i am using AMD CPU and GPU i would be more interested in using their supported app.
YES EXACTLY HAHA~!!!~:laugh:

All i can say is wow really, good for amd, im not partial to all that taking sides rubbish with corporations and tech, just buy whatever does the job best for the price, but, hell, i kinda like the red and black theme for some reason.

Quite a handy feature anyway you look at it. Maybe i should sell my intel cpu and mobo lol!!:laugh:;):D:eek:


Check it out tpu folks.
 
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Interesting...hopefully it's not just AMD GPU only.
 
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Have to look into this more after work.
 

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Interesting...hopefully it's not just AMD GPU only.
AMD today announced the launch of AMD AppZone, an online showcase for applications and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs). In addition to featuring some of the most recognizable PC games and productivity apps, consumers can now download and seamlessly run popular Android apps on AMD-based PCs running Windows thanks to a collaboration with BlueStacks to enable the AMD AppZone Player
Seems to be. Why would they support NV GPU users?
 
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I thought it might only support amd cpu,s? I dont know though, sounds like it, maybe just the android apps i wonder as the games are cross platform.
 

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Fun! Downloading now, will report impressions later.
 

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This is great for my HTPC (the only AMD-powered PC I've got left at the moment), especially the android apps. I can definitely see myself and my friends goofing off and playing some casual games on it from time to time.
 
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Ive used bluestacks software with intel before so I am guessing it is now optimized for amd
 
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Seems to work on intel/nvidia systems fine. (At least my system anyway).
Here is a screenshot of Tower Defense running on AMD AppZone player.

 
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Seems to work on intel/nvidia systems fine. (At least my system anyway).
Here is a screenshot of Tower Defense running on AMD AppZone player.
Definitely optimized for amd then
 
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Definitely optimized for amd then
Indeed, it certainly seems misleading that the info given by AMD seems to say it will only work on their APU's and GPU's.
 

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Where does it say it will only work on their hardware?
Seems to me it just says "optimized" for that.
 
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Definitely opens the door a little for AMD APU powered tablets and HTPC's. Nice job AMD :D
 
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Where does it say it will only work on their hardware?
Seems to me it just says "optimized" for that.
It doesn't, I just meant the way it is worded sounds (to me anyway) that it would probably only work on PC's with AMD hardware.

"AMD today announced the launch of AMD AppZone, an online showcase for applications and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs). In addition to featuring some of the most recognizable PC games and productivity apps, consumers can now download and seamlessly run popular Android apps on AMD-based PCs running Windows thanks to a collaboration with BlueStacks to enable the AMD AppZone Player."

To me that sounds like AMD only. I fell for the clever choice of words. They silenced and left gaps for Intel and Nvidia etc. I suppose it would come down to how the reader would interpret it.
"Android apps on AMD-based PCs", this along with the first sentence really made me think it was AMD only.
 

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Not seeing where you download the AMD App Zone player?
 
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Not seeing where you download the AMD App Zone player?
Just follow the link in the article, then click 'download' on one of the games e.g. Tower Defense, and just open it once it has downloaded. The AMD App Zone player will be installed with the first game.
 
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Looks like some of the games have virus:
 
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