Originally Posted by criminal
Mantle huh? Reminds me of Glide
I used it with my Voodoo cards because it seemed to run games better and they looked better as well. But even though it was great, it fell by the wayside. Mantle seems like a good idea, but it could meet a similar fate.
Not this time.
You know DirectX just require something that resembles standard CPU, but gaming itself depends more on GPUs... Mantle looks completely different this time. AMD is taking serious consoles and non-windows OSes.
Thats great difference. Parthership between Intel (IBM) and Microsoft is tight, but they were not focused on gaming. AMD is focused on gaming and its certain that building up GPU which can unify gaming regardless of OS, or platform (PS4, PC, whatever) is only matter of multiplatform support. That however reminds me java with one slight difference... AMD has GCN which is considered to be core of new gaming platform they presented yesterday. When I read technical description about GCN and how things really work I was amazed at possibilites.
Mantle, True Audio and all this stuff around... Imagine it like you buy a "game". you can play it on console, and if you have AMD GPU even on PC regardless of OS. But it will not be a port, but still same game...