Originally Posted by sdlvx
No one is suggesting that you will see the same changes in all software. I never specified that 337.50 and mantle would give the same increases in everything they support. I just said that NV's DX11 comes close to doing what mantle does for performance but it does it in all DX11 titles instead of 2 titles.
Also it's not just 337.50 that only shows real gains in draw call limited situations. The same also applies to mantle. The problem however is that with mantle we only have SS, thief and BF4 to test with. And what you're missing apparently is that (and not surprisingly) 337.50 will also show similar-ish gains in those titles as mantle.
Just like mantle, 337.50 shows bigger improvements in BF4 multi and very little improvements in GPU bound SP situations. Just like mantle, 337.50 shows small-ish improvements in thief when using high end systems, and just like mantle 337.50 shows huge gains in Star Swarm.
Now the problem with 337.50 reviews comes from the fact that there are a ton of games that don't suffer from these draw call limited situations and there you will not see a benefit. And again, the same would apply to mantle. Mantle isn't going to show improvements in something like the canned tomb raider bench which is basically a demo for TressFX.
Mantle and 337.50 give improvements in similar situations, 337.50 isn't quite as efficient but it has much more supported games.
And as for the price debate, R7 260Xs retail for $130 if they're 2GB versions. And as far as I'm aware no one here has claimed that the 750Ti is a price/performance king, it's not even what this article is about.
Originally Posted by maarten12100
How is it not?
Really how is it not...
It gives 70% of the perf of a 400 dollar i7 while on a cheaper platform. (based on gaming numbers from pcper)
While the 4 core kabini starts at 30 euro you can have case psu cpu and board for under a 100 dollar!
The performance/dollar is much higher than the i7 and also better than the 7850k.
A low end gaming pc with a ssd ram and a neat gpu for around 300 dollar. That is far less than even the i7 alone. Clearly it is one of the best price perf chips and if kept at 1.3GHz it will also be among the most efficient ones.
FM2+ and H81 systems will get much closer to that $1000 i7 when using $150 GPUs for very little more money compared to the kabini systems. Also they have much higher single core performance for those RTS, MMO etc. games that people will want to play on lower end gaming systems.
Besides 7850K is terrible value, it's the richland quads and haswell pentiums/celerons that will kill kabini as far as gaming price/perf goes.