The next Mantle API game is Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Scorpus

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AMD has scored another win for their Mantle API, with upcoming title Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth to support it alongside DirectX 11. Previous Civilization titles, such as Civilization V, were reasonably CPU intensive, so the reduced CPU overhead and lower-level...

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Revolution 11

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It's good that they are using the tools available to make the game faster. Too few devs do that anyway. But what I am wondering is why Civ 5 was so goddamn slow in the first place.

What on earth is happening underneath the engine and UI that requires that much CPU power. The previous Civs did not need a super-powerful CPU and it is not like Civ 5 has ground-breaking AI.
 
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Civ 5 is creating a matrix for all those citizens you are toying with, cruel bastard.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Oh well this doesn't affect me at all, I don't use an AMD card and this is not the type of game I would be interested in but I hope it benefits AMD users and fans of these types of games.
 

Puiu

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I really like this type of games. hopefully they will release another good game.
 

Puiu

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It's good that they are using the tools available to make the game faster. Too few devs do that anyway. But what I am wondering is why Civ 5 was so goddamn slow in the first place.

What on earth is happening underneath the engine and UI that requires that much CPU power. The previous Civs did not need a super-powerful CPU and it is not like Civ 5 has ground-breaking AI.
ci 5 uses a new engine that was "finished" a year and a half into the production of the game. I'm sure they still have tons of optimization they could have done.
here is a link that describes what they did together with intel (it's really interesting) :
https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/sid-meier-s-civilization-v-finds-the-graphics-sweet-spot
this one is dev video about the game engine:
http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1012192/Firaxis-Civilization-V-A-Case

the video is really cool. you'll see immediately where mantle will shine.
 
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Jad Chaar

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Eh I personally think Civ 5 is kind of boring when compared to Civ 3 and 4, I don't know what about it makes it more boring though. That said, I am really excited for this since the series really needs a fresh take.