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the big thing for me from the announcement was AMD mantle the chip while around the same as a titan on current API's with amd chips in all the consoles and now AMDs announcement of mantle nvidia should be very worried.

mantle is the solution for the problem many big name devs have been complaining about for years (such as john carmack at last years quakecon) considering its a new api that talks directly to the gpu at a low level this means that potentially it could also be compatible with linux and offer a huge performance boost.

time will tell but AMD just pulled a huge game changer with this and it will be interesting to see how it turns out. im sure carmack will be very pleased tho tongue.gif

nvidia can use mantle tho i just doubt they will. but i hope they will because a new api that isnt DX means a rise for linux gaming and a move away from the DX limitations of the past. exciting time for gamers.

interesting insight from Carmack
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either way im looking at amd closely this gen perhaps i may replace my 690 for a 290x depending on the benefits of mantle.
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the big thing for me from the announcement was AMD mantle the chip while around the same as a titan on current API's with amd chips in all the consoles and now AMDs announcement of mantle nvidia should be very worried.

mantle is the solution for the problem many big name devs have been complaining about for years (such as john carmack at last years quakecon) considering its a new api that talks directly to the gpu at a low level this means that potentially it could also be compatible with linux and offer a huge performance boost.

time will tell but AMD just pulled a huge game changer with this and it will be interesting to see how it turns out. im sure carmack will be very pleased tho tongue.gif

I thought mantle would be unadopted/useless, but the BF4 announcement changes things...


Your CPU will run anything for awhile (and the FX is NOT faster), but I agree, Nvidia should be very worried about mantle... It's not like your 780s will be slow, as it's the biggest GPU die ever made, but that API is clearly going places.
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I thought mantle would be unadopted/useless, but the BF4 announcement changes things...


Your CPU will run anything for awhile (and the FX is NOT faster), but I agree, Nvidia should be very worried about mantle... It's not like your titans will be slow, but that API is clearly going places.

but thats the thing the cards are not slow but the current DX api is.

many devs will embrace this id imagine source engine 2, and id's tech will use this api. couple that with frostbite having native support so that's a huge range of high profile titles that will be using mantle. so mantle api could mean the 290x will smash the titan in same games with different api' .

either way my GTX690 is a crippled mess for upcoming games thanks to 2gb vram frown.gif so i want it gone.
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I'm looking now to return the two GTX 780 for full refund, thank god i didn't open the boxes, i just read on http://wccftech.com/ that nvidia plan to reduce the already insane Overpriced GTX Titan, how much don't know yet. But is that, or i go with Two AMD 290X. This is my fault for being hasty and no WAIT, sometimes waiting worth, not like many says: Hey, "if you wait, you are goin to wait forever"

In other news, AMD also plan to slash prices for Centurion FX-9590 to amazin 300$, my 3970X make me feel stupid doh.gif AMD really took me unaware.

As Michael Scott once said in Scranton office: NO, PLEASE GOD NO, NO, NO, NOO , NOOOOOO!!
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The 3970 is a vastly better chip, so seriously don't regret it. The FX is justan overclocked 8xxx.
   
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