RapidFire

 

AMD has announced a series of new cards specifically for cloud gaming, the AMD RadeonTM Sky Series. These cards are optimised to host up to six games at 720p/30Hz, and provide low-latency throughput. The video coding is apparently done on the GPU itself. The secret bit is the AMD RapidFire technology, but its the type of marketing secret that they don't want to say much about, which makes a change. The site claims that there will be an open (small o) API. One interesting feature, which is more obviously needed when one considers the cloud gaming aspect, is support for the GPU through virtual machines and hypervisors.