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I think is premature to say that AMD is going to be the defacto best choice in GPU's anytime soon, at the same time it may well come to be that it does come to pass that AMD becomes the way to go.

The only reason I say this is that if Mantle really takes off we may find that many if not all large multi-platform AAA releases run significantly better on AMD hardware.
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post #22 of 25
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I think is premature to say that AMD is going to be the defacto best choice in GPU's anytime soon, at the same time it may well come to be that it does come to pass that AMD becomes the way to go.

The only reason I say this is that if Mantle really takes off we may find that many if not all large multi-platform AAA releases run significantly better on AMD hardware.

Well at least while AMD still holds the console market.
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post #23 of 25
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Well at least while AMD still holds the console market.

Which is likely to be the next 8 years at a minimum, perhaps longer. The console life cycles are going to be getting longer as time goes on, as we are already seeing the law of dimishing returns kick in with this new generation. Keep in mind that the Xbox360 will be 8 years old when the Xbox One launches and the PS3 7 years old.

Personally I am two minds on this possibility, part of me is excited for the great performance gains we can see through using an API with less hardware abstraction, and part of me is worried that if that becomes the case and AMD dominates too much we may see price inflation on higher end GPUs.

One other benefit is that if we can make DirectX less relevant that allows some other OS's to become a little more of a competitor to Windows for gaming.
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part of me is excited for the great performance gains we can see through using an API with less hardware abstraction,

One other benefit is that if we can make DirectX less relevant that allows some other OS's to become a little more of a competitor to Windows for gaming.

You made a couple good points here that I completely agree with.

I am hoping to see a good gaming OS that offers superior resource designation and performance in gaming over windows. It may be SteamOS but I am not putting to much faith into that.
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post

Which is likely to be the next 8 years at a minimum, perhaps longer. The console life cycles are going to be getting longer as time goes on, as we are already seeing the law of dimishing returns kick in with this new generation. Keep in mind that the Xbox360 will be 8 years old when the Xbox One launches and the PS3 7 years old.

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One other benefit is that if we can make DirectX less relevant that allows some other OS's to become a little more of a competitor to Windows for gaming.

These are all very good points and should all be considered.
    
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