During this year’s Game Developers Conference, Bethesda have announced a partnership with chip-maker AMD.
According to Bethesda, this new relationship between the two companies will act as a “long-term strategic partnership” for the pair, which no doubt will be intriguing news for fans of the company’s games that choose a PC as their device of choice. The Bethesda statement also stated that the partnership will “produce unprecedented performance” for fans.
“This is a disruptive moment in the industry as games demand increasingly more power from today’s graphics architectures to deliver detailed worlds and characters at ever higher resolutions, frame rates, and quality settings,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group. “Working independently, game developers and graphics companies will eventually address the challenges of this new era of gaming; but working in close collaboration, the pace of that progress can advance exponentially. Bethesda is an undisputed leader in the games industry and an ideal strategic partner to jointly tackle this transformative period in gaming.”
Of the strategic partnership, Bethesda President Vlatko Andonov said “AMD Radeon graphics architectures represent a true commitment to developers, inviting them to use the hardware as a blank canvas through low-level access to the silicon, and empowering them with architectural advancements that enable them to bring their gaming visions to life without compromise. AMD Ryzen represents one of the most important disruptions to the CPU market in a long time. Our relationship with AMD represents an exciting and powerful opportunity for Bethesda to further advance game experiences for our fans, significantly expand our presence in gaming and VR, and engage with new generations of gamers around the world.”
— Bethesda Softworks (@bethesda) February 28, 2017
You can watch the full Capsaicin and Cream event below, Fast forward to the 1hr38min mark to see AMD talk about its partnership with Bethesda.