AMD hiring a CPU engineer to boost graphics card performance

Chip maker wants to optimise its graphics drivers
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AMD is working on improving its graphics drivers - and is hiring a new CPU performance engineer to help it do so.

The chip maker has placed a job ad on LinkedIn seeking an ASIC/Graphics Performance Verification Engineer to work from its California office. 

The role will involve writing benchmarks, developing analysis tools, and initiating and leading research on graphics architecture and advanced performance/power algorithms. 

AMD said in the ad - as reported by TweakTown: "We are looking for a CPU performance engineer working with highly talented 3D graphics driver developers to optimise graphics drivers. 

"The responsibilities include analysing CPU bound benchmarks and games to identify a variety of CPU bottlenecks in drivers, optimising the drivers and providing optimisation actions to ISVs.

"The candidate will analyse new CPU architecture impact on driver performance and translate into actionable tasks. This position requires the candidate to collaborate with graphics and CPU architects at multi-sites across multiple graphics driver components."

PCR has reached out to AMD to find out if this is a brand new position or not.

AMD is expected to announce a fresh line of Radeon graphics cards soon, to compete with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 900 Series which launched late last year.

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