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On Location At AMD's 2012 ExtravaLANza Event

Welcome To AMD's Campus In Markham, Ontario

Located just north of Toronto, AMD keeps the fire lit in its campus' main atrium. On October 20 and 21, the company hosted ExtravaLANza, a LAN party for enthusiasts and an open exhibition area where partners like Ubisoft, Asus, MSI, PowerColor, Diamond, Sapphire, XFX, Gigabyte, Newegg Canada, NCIX, Cooler Master, NEC and SilverStone all had things on display.

ATI Mobility Radeon Museum

On display in the halls of AMD's meeting rooms are GPUs chronicling the company's past as ATI. Obviously, this collection covers previous-generation Mobility Radeon chips.


This is the BYOC area shortly after the Team Fortress 2 tournament started.

Gamers Gaming

Here's a group of serious gamers, each armed with his or her choice of headphones.

Kickin' It Old School

Some guys from Oakville, ON brought CRT-based monitors.

Check Out Those Tubes

Here's one gamer's machine. A see-through 5.25" bay gives you a great view of the braided tubing inside.

Gamers' Builds

Most of the attendees were proud to show off their rigs, and with good reason.

A Clean Job

We were impressed by this exceptionally clean and tidy configuration.

Lara's Back

Moving back out into AMD's main atrium, we find a massive banner advertising the upcoming Tomb Raider game.

AMD's Doors Its Open To The Public

The event got fairly busy once AMD opened its doors to the public. Hardware vendors were giving out promotional items and bigger prizes.

Family Fun In 3D

Some families even made the event their weekend entertainment.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.