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I don't know, the AMD cards already beat Nvidia in price/performance at every price point, but it's not like people are only buying AMD cards right now. And a lot of people play BF4, but that's not the only game people are going to buy cards for going forward. How far out are we from this showing up in other games anyway? BF4 is going to be December, but what's the next game after that? How long will it be until Mantle has a critical mass of games, and what is the competitive landscape going to be then? I think this will end up being a player more for the 20nm generation that it will for this one, especially with Mantle not being ready for the 290X/BF4 launch. So all the launch reviews are going to show non-Mantle performance, and those reviews have sticking power long after drivers and games have matured.

All it takes is one review so far. And it will be BF4.
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All it takes is one review so far. And it will be BF4.

Maybe so. If not anything but maybe it will push Nvidia to really lower prices. biggrin.gif
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All I care is Never Settle Bundle for 9970. If not, I cant justify the buy.
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I'm not sure why everyone is all the sudden so positive that the 290X is going to need Mantle to compete with the Titan. I still think the leaks are going to turn out to be accurate...
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I'm not sure why everyone is all the sudden so positive that the 290X is going to need Mantle to compete with the Titan. I still think the leaks are going to turn out to be accurate...

itll probably compete with the titan without mantle, but its not going to "ridicule" it
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I'm not sure why everyone is all the sudden so positive that the 290X is going to need Mantle to compete with the Titan. I still think the leaks are going to turn out to be accurate...

I personally am still more interested in the 290. Why was it barely mentioned? Seemed like the 280x and 290x are getting most of the spotlight.
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All it takes is one review so far. And it will be BF4.

But not at launch because Mantle won't be ready at launch. That's the problem - the first impression is going to be of non-Mantle performance, and first impressions are hard to overcome.
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But not at launch because Mantle won't be ready at launch. That's the problem - the first impression is going to be of non-Mantle performance, and first impressions are hard to overcome.

 

What if launch is in December alongside the Mantle BF4 patch?  

 

(I don't think it will be).

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What if launch is in December alongside the Mantle BF4 patch?  

(I don't think it will be).
Then there will be some pissed off customers who preordered on Oct. 3 tongue.gif
    
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"Ridicule" is a big word to be tossing around. I wouldn't use that word unless something is at least 30% faster. I highly doubt the AMD part will come anywhere near that.

Although it is good to see AMD step up, as a monopoly is never a good thing.
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