AMD unveils revolutionary 'Mantle' API to optimize GPU performance

By Scorpus
Sep 25, 2013
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  1. At AMD's GPU14 Tech Day event in Hawaii, alongside the brand new Radeon R9 290X GPU, the company has also unveiled a new development model called 'Mantle'. As a combination of both API specifications and GPU drivers, Mantle will allow...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,363   +706

    I hate computers. My new parts are already laughable.
  3. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Booster Posts: 362   +38

    welcome to the real world were technology never stops advancing.
    ayman03 and yowanvista like this.
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,546   +330

    Now this interest me more than the new GPU's. I really want to see how this changes gaming on PC. Since DICE is investing so much in this then it must have good performance improvements for BF4 in December.
  5. In a recent poll they asked why PC sales were in a slump. I replied the last time it was worth actually updating was for DX11...
    there hasn't been an upgrade worth a **** till this...
    I hope Mantle is "All That"

    give me a reason, then take my money !!!

    Ranger1st likes this.
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Ya it can be a bunch of marketing PR until we really see that its better.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    I dont really understand this fully. Cant wait to get more details during that summit. Too bad this is exclusive to GCN 2.0 cards though.
  8. "welcome to the real world were technology never stops advancing."

    Welcome to the real world where you pay the price for the best and on year after you don't have it, just saying.

    Why the "last Radeon"?
  9. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 224   +7

    Wow Tim, you were there?
  10. bobo123

    bobo123 TS Rookie

    "We've been told at the GPU14 Tech Day event that the Mantle API is open, so theoretically Nvidia could purpose the technology in their GPUs."

    True, but it's just an api Nvidia would have to come up with a whole way of implementation themselves since this is undoubtedly VERY GPU specific.
  11. Scorpus

    Scorpus TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 1,594   +166

  12. PC sales are lower, but components sales and PC gaming sales have been steadily increasing every year. Gamers just build more and more their own PC.
  13. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Enthusiast Posts: 160   +50

  14. Auth3ntic0

    Auth3ntic0 TS Member

    I've read cross platform and thought of SteamOs. Was I wrong?
    spencer and Ranger1st like this.
  15. If this was to be nVidia's technology, than it would be closed like Pandora's box, just like other technologies they have. Why do AMD can make his technologies open and nVidia doesn't? F*** nVidia, yeah! They only care about getting us excited for giving them lots of money.
    ayman03 likes this.
  16. Obzoleet

    Obzoleet TS Enthusiast Posts: 168   +9

  17. Stupido

    Stupido TS Booster Posts: 65

  18. Obzoleet

    Obzoleet TS Enthusiast Posts: 168   +9

  19. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    This is what I was thinking... I feel as though there are going to be some big changes coming (1-3 years) for pc gaming. Lets hope we break free of Microsoft and the directx api and propel into a more open and developer oriented ecosystem.
  20. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +101

    Wow, my first response would've been gamecube nintendo lol
  21. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,489   +319

    Did I say I was considering going green under that last Batman PhysX article? Um... can I get that deleted? hahaha. AMD discrete GPU's are really really - really looking good. And who doesn't like hardware level features like this True Audio. And working with DICE?! BF4 supporting this first?! I'm excited.

    nVIDIA better get their focus back on their GeForce products, because enabling/disabling and raising clocks and price only gets you so far. Has anyone heard any decent rumors about what nVIDIA has planned?
  22. ADy_Trance

    ADy_Trance TS Rookie

    APU Kaveri just got a lot better. :)
  23. Roki977

    Roki977 TS Rookie

    AMD is doing same thing with clocks and new GPUs. Only the most expensive one will be brand new. Same like Titan an gtx 780. So your point is really weak and bit fanboyish.
  24. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,489   +319

    You sound upset. Are you okay?
  25. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,146   +192

    I hope mantle becomes the standard and not just another API that must be supported.

    Hoping its not just another glide or eax.

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