Originally Posted by Anand
When AMD first told us about their plans for Mantle, it was something we took in equal parts of shock, confusion, and awe. The fact that AMD would seek to exploit their console connection was widely expected, however the fact that they would do so with such an aggressive move was not. If our suspicions are right and AMD is bringing over the Xbox One low level API, then this means AMD isn’t just merely exploiting the similarities to Microsoft’s forthcoming console, but they are exploiting the very heart of their console connection. To bring over a console’s low level graphics API in this manner is quite simply unprecedented.
Interesting, so the question is..how does one company go about doing this without a large share of the market (PC gaming wise) and not piss off the people not using their products? What it boils down to: will this lead to a performance hit for Nvidia? Or so it seems.