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post #301 of 1990
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Wasn't PhysX an extra feature set that would negatively impact performance? Whereas the only thing Mantle does is optimise how the GPU is used.

I swear everyone on here has been asking for better software, AMD claim to have delivered it with Mantle. So what's the issue?

Issue? I have no issue. Did I say I had an issue?

What I said is that there will be a discussion if Mantle proves to be a proprietary software - which I don't think it will be. Why do I talk about "proprietary"? Because, we can't forget it seams to be for "Frostbite 3", EA games only. Is not like Mantle will be available for everybody from the get go.
At least, PhysX could and can be used from everybody that wants to use it. And the software PhysX runs pretty much on every modern CPU with both AMD and nVIDIA cards. Only "Accelerated GPU PhysX" runs on GeForce GPUs. So, I think we are not talking about same thing unless, Mantle has some chance to run on nVIDIA cards as well - as I think it will. Otherwise, it can be taken as "proprietary software". Time will tell, I suppose.
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Yup, I'll be grabbing a 7990 on Black Friday, if I can come across a Devil 13 that would just be perfect. Except, looking at the price drops right now 7970's and 7950's are super cheap right now (can only imagine come Black Friday).

I think I'll go the same route and pick up a 7990 on black friday unless the 290X can actually impress me come late October. I thought about picking up a used 7970 later on for some nice tri-fire. thumb.gif
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[sigh, looks like I'm late to the party with my link]
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[sigh, looks like I'm late to the party with my link]

You got me curious....

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You got me curious....

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About?
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About?

That connector towards the middle. Do we know what that is?

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the worst part about that video was the thermal-tacky case frown.gif
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That connector towards the middle. Do we know what that is?

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Could be a dual BIOS switch. Those are standard on AMD reference models.
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Could be a dual BIOS switch. Those are standard on AMD reference models.

Cool, makes sense.
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Could be a dual BIOS switch. Those are standard on AMD reference models.

Yeah, that's what it looks like now that you mention it.
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