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I will be buying the new AMD cards if this works.
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NVIDIA would have to do the work (and it's not easy). Plus NVIDIA would have to follow AMD's implementation (not wise).

Exactly and seeing as AMD powers the newest generation of consoles I see the usage of Mantle becoming widespread given the potential performance advantages it could offer for the console devs. Since the games for both console and PCs will be so closely developed this could give AMD a distinct performance advantage in the PC market over Nvidia if they DON'T adapt and implement the API. Basically AMD looks to be leveraging this as a game changing advantage. Smart
post #43 of 249
I'm breaking out the popcorn, the next few months are going to be VERY interesting.
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Makes me wonder what Microsoft is thinking about this move. They can't be happy with it if it pulls people away from DX. Will they show preferential treatment towards Nvidia and Intel now?
    
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Originally Posted by s-x View Post

"The point is that all this "Super optimized for AMD!" drivel is coming straight from AMD. Guess who you shouldn't trust when it comes to AMD products? AMD."

Alatar from the BF4 alpha benchmark thread, prior to Mantle announcement or use in the engine. Spoke too soon buddy.

He's been doing that a lot lately. Wrote off the 512 bus width on the R9 prior to the event and now he's come out saying 'the 512 bus width all makes sense"

I wouldn't be surprised if he came in here complaining about this new API.
post #46 of 249
Looking forward to seeing the performance advantages this will provide vs DX11...
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post #47 of 249
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Makes me wonder what Microsoft is thinking about this move. They can't be happy with it if it pulls people away from DX. Will they show preferential treatment towards Nvidia and Intel now?

 

After this, I wouldn't be surprised if we see that the Xbox, after the Xbone, moving away from AMD's APUs.

post #48 of 249
Sweet. New graphics APIs tied to specific hardware, because that totally worked out well the last time.
    
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So this is stretching it a bit, but a few years from now, Steam and AMD ruling one side of gaming, with Intel, Nvidia and Windows, going in a different direction?
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