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From L-R Raja Koduri (Corporate Vice President,Visual Computing, AMD) Mandira Bedi, Richard Huddy (Chief Gaming Scientist, AMD)

AMD Launches AMD Radeon™ R9 285 Graphics


The GCN-powered AMD Radeon™ R9 285graphics card enables best-in-class gaming experiences in the most demanding games at 1080p and beyond, comes bundled with newgames-

AMD India today launched the AMD Radeon™ R9 285 graphics card, serving as the newest desktop GPU in the award-winning AMD Radeon R9 series graphics family.The Radeon R9 285 graphics cardbrings the robust feature set of AMD’s Radeon™ R9 290 series graphics, like support for Project FreeSyncandAMD TrueAudio technology, to even more gamers. The AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card has been designed to run the most demanding games with ultimate settings at 1080p and beyond.

AMD first unveiled the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card during its 30 Years of Graphics & Gaming event on August 23, 2014.  It comes packed with the latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture[i]innovations like support for the upcoming DirectX®12[ii]and AMD’s revolutionary Mantle API[iii]. The newest addition to the Radeon™ family features anengine clock speed of 918MHz, and 2GB offrame buffer running at5.5Gbps. The Radeon R9 285 GPU is capable of delivering up to 3.29 teraFLOPS of computing performance, offering extremegaming detail that outshines any card at 1080p and beyond in its category. Custom and overclocked AiB SKUs are available today.

Additional features of the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics cards include:

  • 1,792 stream processing units
  • Up to 918MHz engine clock
  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • Up to 5.5Gbps memory clock speed
  • 3.29 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • API support for DirectXÂŽ 12, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle
  • Support for AMD Eyefinity technology
  • Support for Project FreeSync
  • Support for AMD TrueAudio technology

AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics cards are available today atRs. 19990/-

AMD also launched “Never Settle: Space Edition,” the latest iteration of AMD’s popular game bundle promotion.This bundle also includes Alien: Isolationand theMustang Omega Variant Racer4from Accelerated Mass Design in Star Citizen.AMD is following its tradition of offering choice by letting gamers select from a strong line-up of in-demand games as a reward for purchasing select AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. Users will receive up to three choices from a library of up to 29 different games. This stands out as the widest selection of games in the history of the “Never Settle” program.

“AMD has always been committed to offering world-class graphic solutions for our valuable customers and today’s announcement is a re-iteration of the same. The newest addition to the Radeon family AMD Radeon R9 285 GPU is the most compelling product in the market for high resolution gaming” said, Raja Koduri, Corporate Vice President, Visual Computing, AMD. “Also, continuing our dedication to AMD’s Unified Gaming Strategy, we have also announced the newest ‘Never Settle’ bundle,” to showcase the strength of our relationship with the world’s most renowned game developers”, he further added.

Goa Tourism to organize World Tourism Day Celebrations 

Goa Tourism is organizing celebrations for the World Tourism Day themed around Tourism and Community Development in various places across the State from 27 to 29 September, 2014. These events will highlight the involvement of various communities through the activities.

Mr. Ameya Abhyankar IAS, Director, Department of Tourism said, “Communities play an important role as stakeholders in tourism and thus community development is essential for tourism to be sustainable.”

Programme highlights for the celebrations:

  • Sensitization Programme on Miramar beach by Panjim school students of Don Bosco High School, Green Rosary High School and Sharada Mandir which will be followed by a beach run at 8:30 am
  • Photo Exhibition on the topic: “Goa, then and now” on the Ground Floor of Miramar Residency followed post the beach run
  • Drawing and painting competition for students of Mustifund High School, Red Rosary High School, Progress High School, People’s High School and Mary Immaculate Girls High School Panjim at Dayanand Bandodkar Samadhi, Miramar at 11:00 am
  • “Heritage Walk” for students from S. S. Dempo college of Commerce and Economics, V.M. Salgaocar College of Law and Dempe College which will commence at 4:00pm from Viceroy’s Arch, Old Goa and wind up at Basilica of Bom Jesus. The walk will be conducted by Shri. Sanjeev Sardesai, promoter of Hands on Historians in conjunction with Goa Tourism
  • Boat Cruise for special children of Sanjay School, Porvorim will be organized on September 29, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Celebrate the spirit of Oktoberfest 2014 at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

~ Experience the German revelries, with unlimited brews and Bavarian food fare ~


Goa, India, 22 September 2013, Enjoy the world-famous Oktoberfest in true style at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. Unravel the weekend with unlimited barrels of beer, select wines, German pretzels and wursts at the Tent at Village Square, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa.

Feast on traditional German delights such as Chicken Schnitzel; Kroketten – German style potato croquettes; assorted German style sausages – Frankfurters, Weisswurst, Bockwurst, Knackwurst, Bratwurst; Sauerkraut – sour cabbage and German style cream spinach to name a few. To conclude the meal choose from decadent desserts like autumn fruit strudel; German black forest cake and stolen bread. Enjoy live entertainment by Music Oasis on 27th September 2014; we assure you an unforgettable evening.

Priced at INR 1500 plus taxes per person on 26th & 28th September 2014, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm and priced at INR 2500 plus taxes per person on 27th September 2014, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

For further information or to make a reservation please call +91 9923207054

International Writers & Readers Festival 2014 is honoredto announce its key sponsors

YES BANK as the Presenting Partner and Flipkart as the Principal Sponsor

Goa will witness the much awaitedliterature festival – International Writers &Readers Festival 2014 which will take place at Kala Academy from 4th to 6th October, 2014. At a press conference held today at Hotel Crown Goa, the International Writers & Readers Festival announced YES BANK, one of the leading private banks in India as the Presenting Partner and Flipkart, one of the leading e-commerce players as the Principal Sponsor for the first ever literary festival happening in Goa.

The International Writers &Readers Festival will have India’s highly acclaimed and leading authors from all-over the globe along with notable well-known personalities from Goa. The festival will witness simultaneous sessions scheduled throughout three days with a strong emphasis on literature, poetry and politics, facts and fiction, images and painting, as well as focusing on all genres of writing and sessions which will celebrate the rich literature available across the world.

Mr. Alaham Anil Kumar, Founder & Director,
Writers & Readers Festival, 2014, said, “The International Writers & Readers Festival 2014 will mark a phenomena in the literary world. The first edition willencourage books, creative ideas and dialogue showcasing the diversity of the global literature and writing. We are very delighted to announce YES BANK as our presenting partner and Flipkart as our principal sponsor for the festival and look forward to a healthy and fruitful association.”

Mr. Armando Gonsalves, Founder, Goa ForGiving, “We have been active in working with slum and other children over the years, and the involvement of the International Writers & Readers Festival, in taking books and encouraging education and literacy in the slums, is something that will be a huge boost in making Goa an example of how to handle these dwellings with heart, love and compassion. Goa is the pivot in so many ways, this initiative will give further boost to the process!”


Armando Gonsalves and Alaham Anil Kumar


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