Stardock and Oxide Complete First Optimization for AMD Ryzen CPUs Delivering Up to 30 Percent “Average FPS All Batches” Uplift in “Ashes of the Singularity” DirectX 12 Benchmark

— Releasing today on Steam, optimized game impressively scales with new AMD Ryzen CPU architecture to achieve from 26 to 33 percent score uplift in benchmark testing —

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — March 30, 2017 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced, in conjunction with game developers Stardock and Oxide Games, the completion of initial optimization of “Ashes of the Singularity” for AMD Ryzen desktop processors resulting in significant performance increases. The popular game title, which initially launched one year ago, demonstrates significant performance increases in game play and an up to 30 percent increase in “Average Frames Per Second All Batches” in-game benchmark performance, placing AMD Ryzen 7 1800X in elite performance levels for the game.1 Stardock and Oxide Games are premier participants in the AMD Ryzen game development program that spans numerous significant game development houses and titles.



“Unleashing the full high-performance value proposition of the ‘Zen’ core and AMD Ryzen CPUs requires close collaboration with software, hardware, and game developers. The results Stardock and Oxide have achieved show impressive gains,” said Jim Anderson, SVP and GM of the Computing and Graphics Business at AMD. “We’re very pleased with the results, not just because of the statement it makes about incredible AMD Ryzen performance headroom, but more importantly what it means for fans of ‘Ashes’ – a state-of-the art implementation of DirectX® 12 in a real-time strategy game.”

“I’ve always been vocal about taking advantage of every ounce of performance the PC has to offer. That’s why I’m a strong proponent of DirectX 12 and Vulkan® because of the way these APIs allow us to access multiple CPU cores, and that’s why the AMD Ryzen processor has so much potential,” said Stardock and Oxide CEO Brad Wardell. “As good as AMD Ryzen is right now – and it’s remarkably fast – we’ve already seen that we can tweak games like ‘Ashes of the Singularity’ to take even more advantage of its impressive core count and processing power. AMD Ryzen brings resources to the table that will change what people come to expect from a PC gaming experience.”

Performance Uplift

In testing with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU paired with DDR4-2933 memory at 1920×1080 resolution and “High Preset” image quality setting, the updated game and its in-game benchmark showed a minimum increase of up to 26 percent in “Average Frames Per Second Large Batches”, to a maximum uplift of up to 33 percent in “Average Frames Per Second Normal Batches”, compared to testing with the previous version of “Ashes of the Singularity”.1

Game Update Availability

“Ashes of the Singularity” game owners may download the updated game free of charge on Steam starting today at 9 a.m. EDT, while new customers will be able to purchase and download the same new standard version. All three models of AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs are available at retailers and etailers worldwide.

By Harry