500 people attend AMD [H]ardOCP FX GamExperience 2012

Subject: Graphics Cards, Processors, Shows and Expos | January 21, 2012 - 10:09 PM |
Tagged: overclocking, hardocp, ati, amd, 7970

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More than 500 people made the trip to Eddie Deen’s Ranch in Dallas, Texas to attend AMD and HardOCP’s FX Game Experience event today. Many of the tech industry’s heavy hitters were on hand with interactive booths to showcase their latest PC hardware and provide people with around $50,000 in giveaways and prizes. 

 

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ASUS, MSI, and Sapphire each brought their latest respective AMD-based motherboards and performance graphics cards to showcase at the event, including their HD Radeon 7950 and 7970 offerings. ASUS also gave the audience a closer look at some of their other PC gaming peripherals, wireless routers, and Blu ray burners.

 

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HardOCP founder Kyle Bennett put on a show for the crowd with numerous raffle drawings and crazy contests for people to win new AMD processors and other hardware from MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS, Corsair, Ergotech, Antec, Maingear, Optoma, Patriot Memory, Astro, Sapphire, Western Digital, ArcSoft, ASRock, vReveal, Diamond Multimedia, and Zotac. 

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Gamers also got to test out the beta version of Firefall, which is a team-based action shooter with a large focus on character progression. It combines vast open-world, co-op gameplay that can be shared by hundreds of players. Blacklight Retribution was also on hand to survey the crowd’s initial impressions of its fast-paced, first person shooter gameplay. AMD also hosted a Battlefield 3 gaming tournament that teamped up randomly-selected gamers to play each other to win a host of prizes.

 

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All the vendors hosted several breakout sessions and workshops with event attendees on their latest products that consumers will see on store shelves this year.

 

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Even pro PC gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel was on hand to discuss his latest Fatality Professional series motherboards being manufactured by ASRock.

 

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ASUS held an overclocker’s challenge to see who could get the best overclock on AMD’s FX 8150 eight-core processor. ASUS was also showing people how to use their GPU tweak utility to squeeze a few more megahertz out of their GPU and memory. 

 

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One of the biggest attractions at this year’s event was definitely the two gigantic Eyefinity gaming setups using three Optoma HD projectors. Both projector screens were 30 feet wide and 6 feet tall a piece and allowed gamers to enjoy Battlefield 3 in stunning 5760 by 1080 resolution! 

 

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This was the third year that AMD and HardOCP teamed up to showcase AMD’s latest products and give back to the gaming community. The support from vendors in the PC hardware industry was outstanding as more than $50,000 in prizes were given out this year. This small community get together looks to become one of the annual gaming events that gamers won’t want to miss.

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January 22, 2012 | 08:59 PM - Posted by mharry860 (not verified)

So how much is it going to cost me to do the 3 screen Optoma setup? I have room in my basement.

January 23, 2012 | 08:04 AM - Posted by ItHurtsWhenIPee (not verified)

Over $9000

January 23, 2012 | 07:15 AM - Posted by dan (not verified)

Great job AMD!

January 23, 2012 | 11:25 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

this is great go go go AMD

January 23, 2012 | 11:40 AM - Posted by ItTastesLikeFire (not verified)

This was awesome! :D Thanks all for the loot!

January 24, 2012 | 04:28 AM - Posted by Corsiso (not verified)

hola no entiendo como es que sacan una gráfica PCIe 3.0, si aun no an sacado una placa con esas características para AMD. Alguien me lo explica por que mas que busco no veo ninguna placa de AMD con PCIe 3.0

January 25, 2012 | 04:22 PM - Posted by Rich Miller (not verified)

WOW!! what a screen wish i lived there i would of came if invited to it,Very Nice

February 1, 2012 | 11:34 AM - Posted by Monte Fontenot (not verified)

The 3 screen Eyefinity setup is pretty easy to do and can be done for just about any size you want.

I built two using a custom frame and screen that cost me about $850 for two 30 foot wide screens and frames.

The projectors used were Optoma GT750 short throw 3D projectors running the games at 1920x1080 for each creating a 30 foot wide screen with the res of 5760x1080.

Each of these projectors run around $800 so the total to have the same thing would be....

$800 Projector
$800 Projector
$800 Projector
$425 30ft wide by 6ft tall screen and frame.
total
$2825

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