AMD unveils revolutionary 'Mantle' API to optimize GPU performance

Scorpus

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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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Puiu

TS Evangelist
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.
 
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Guest

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 !!!

2t
 
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Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
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.
 
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"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"?
 

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.
 
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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.
 
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Guest

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.
 
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Stupido

TS Booster
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.
No, it works on ALL GCN videocards.
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-amd-introduces-mantle-api-initiative-unleash-amd-gpus-full-potential

What is GCN?

Sorry if its a stupid question ^^
Graphic Core Next, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Core_Next
 

customcarvin

TS Enthusiast
I've read cross platform and thought of SteamOs. Was I wrong?
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.
 

hahahanoobs

TS Evangelist
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?
 

Roki977

TS Rookie
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?
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.
 

fimbles

TS Evangelist
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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