AMD Hosting an Event for Fans In San Francisco on April 6th

Subject: General Tech | April 3, 2013 - 05:57 AM |
Tagged: prizes, GCN, fan day, APU, amd

AMD has announced that is will be hosting an event for fans in San Francisco this weekend. The AMD Fan Day is free with registration (register here), and fans will give enthusiasts a chance to go hands-on with the company's 2013 hardware lineup, play several newly released (and some not-yet-released) games, talk with industry experts, check out modded PCs, and have a chance to win free hardware and swag from AMD, Corsair, and Gigabyte.

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Gamers will get a chance to speak with the developers for Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Devil May Cry (DMC), and Tomb Raider as well as AMD representatives. VIZIO, IGN, Ubisoft, Sapphire, and Logitech will also be attending the AMD fan day to show off their latest products.

The event will held at City View at Metreon (address below) at 5:30pm on Saturday, April 6th. Best of all, the first 1,000 registered attendees in the door will get a free AMD A8 5600K APU. The first 120 attendees will win both an A8 5600K APU and an A85X motherboard.

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One of the modded PCs that will be on the event floor.

If you're going to be in the area this weekend and are interested in going, be sure to head over to the AMD site and register. It sounds like it should be a fun time, and the free hardware doesn't hurt!
The AMD Fan Day will be held at the following address:

City View at Metreon
135 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94013

Will you be checking out the AMD fan day to enjoy some gaming and PC hardware?

Source: AMD
April 3, 2013 | 12:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is AMD going to have any refrence PCs available to try out with their FirePro APUs The A300/A320 with the professional grade graphics drivers beacuse playing games is fun, but making 3D models for games is also fun! I would love to see AMD produce a refrence Laptop/workstation with this APU, it would be great for Student 3d and gaming design!

April 5, 2013 | 02:07 AM - Posted by thinkbiggar (not verified)

I was going to make a smart ass comment about how AMD is showing off CPUs and other designs to gamers. It is like bringing pigs to a feeding troth. The first comment beat me too it in a much more diplomatic way.

I saw a review of a i3, i5, i7 up against and 8350. In gaming even the i3 slightly has an advantage but not much. Single threaded gaming was better on intel but if you simply took the cost difference between a i7 and the extra cost of a intel motherboard and added that to your GPU cost with the savings you get from AMD you have a PC that smokes any intel in gaming. Dollar for dollar AMD wins every time. When you then jump into 3d modeling and video trans-coding dollar for dollar AMD wins again.

Reviewers need to complete the consumers understanding of what they are buying and where the advantages are. It is unfortunate that most consumers see only what they want to see and a great company like AMD has to struggle as a result.

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