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.
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.
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.
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.
Hopefully in a good way considering the CPU is pretty damn weak.
with the 7970m being the cheaper high end gpu of the two with power similar to a desktop maybe like 660, along with a a10-4600m which is probably similar to a dual core i-series but probably cheaper would probably make it a pretty good budget oriented high end laptop I would think. Its more or less moving the cost of a i7 cpu to fund the more important gpu for gaming purposes on a laptop. Depending on its price, It may be able to shove around alot of laptop recommendations.