AMD has partnered with gaming-centric social network Raptr to develop Gaming Evolved, an add-on application which offers one-click downloads of optimum game settings along with screenshot, chat and video streaming facilities.
Designed to compete with Nvidia's GeForce Experience, AMD's Gaming Evolved Powered by Raptr promises much: designed to be as easy to use as possible, the software allows gamers to download tailored settings for their games based on the hardware found in their PC - with the settings themselves being provided by Raptr users world-wide.
As well as the settings-tweaking feature, Gaming Evolved offers users Raptr-powered social networking features. Gamers can participate in message boards, live chat, and compare progress in their games against friends. The software also includes integral screenshot-sharing, as well as a tie-in with video streaming service Twitch to live-stream gaming sessions.
'We've watched Raptr build a hugely successful platform and it's clear that they understand what gamers want,
' claimed Matt Skynner, AMD vice president and manager of the company's graphics division, at the unveiling. 'The Gaming Evolved App Powered by Raptr allows our users get the most out of their gaming rigs while tapping into a thriving community where they can share their experiences and get rewards.
Those who choose to install the software will also be offered small bonsues for doing so. AMD has confirmed that such rewards will include closed-beta access to selected titles along with downloadable content for their existing games.
'We believe we're taking a big step in improving the PC gaming experience for the masses,
' claimed Dennis Fong, Raptr's chief executive. 'Combining AMD's expertise in hardware and performance with Raptr's already popular desktop app and 18+ million community was a perfect fit.
A public beta of the Gaming Evolved application is available now from the official Raptr site