AMD sales in India eyes ride on high-end graphic experience
"As the Indian market is evolving, graphics are becoming critical for a great computing experience and it is here AMD steps in with its high graphic performance chips like our APUs (accelerated processing unit)," AMD India Managing Director Ravi Swaminathan said.
Swaminathan said AMD has a strong presence in the youth market with its latest graphics capabilities and the launch of Sony PlayStation 4 will further boost its image.
AMD is providing a single-chip custom processor for Sony's brand-new gaming console, PlayStation 4.
"A lot of people are looking at India as the next big gaming destination and with PlayStation 4, AMD will further enhance its presence in this market and boost its image among the youth," Swaminathan said.
The new generation of APUs provide a combination of faster processing speed, multiple compute cores and amazing graphic capabilities, making it an excellent platform for gamers and PC enthusiasts alike, he added.
Unlike a traditional processor, APUs are designed to accelerate one or more types of computations. This may include graphics or similar specialised processing system.
About eight quarters back in 2011, AMD was not a big player in the market, but, now it has a strong presence, he said.
Quoting the latest IDC report, Swaminathan noted that "AMD India's market has grown 12 times as compared to the market growth over the last one year,
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