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My main machine has a HD7970, my "backup" runs a GTX560.

This isn't great competition for gamers at all. This is great for people with AMD GCN GPU's and those people only.

So your upset that your 7970 might match or outperform a Titan with mantle ?

Anyone who has invested in a GCN part is getting a free performance boost BF4.

DirectX is still there and Nvidia card owners don't get gimped performance.

How does improved performance for less money of free not improve competition ?
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All I know is AMD powered 3 4K monitors in Eyefinity with 2 - 290Xs on the BF4 DiRT 3 demo.. If Mantle allows THAT, I'm interested....

Dirt 3 isnt that demanding. My C2D pulled 60fps with it maxxed at 1080p, 2x460s (1 dedicated for physics).
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Haha, nvidia sinking lower and lower. AC5, who gives a rats toss bag. Ubisoft are scum, i wouldn't deal with them if you paid me. They can keep their games, i won't be playing them. Poor move by nvidia.
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I'm not convinced this might be a bad thing yet.

If Nvidia can't compete on software with mantle, the only choice would be to not hold back on future gpu power in order to match AMD with brute force.

Assuming it's possible of course.
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post #85 of 96
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Dirt 3 isnt that demanding. My C2D pulled 60fps with it maxxed at 1080p, 2x460s (1 dedicated for physics).

Fair, but remember that 4K triple eyefinity is twelve times (12x) the pixel count of 1080p...
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Fair, but remember that 4K triple eyefinity is twelve times (12x) the pixel count of 1080p...

I agree, just saying that of all the games that they could showcase it with Dirt 3 wouldnt be on my list. Good choice on their part because it isn't going to take as much grunt as say Crysis 2/3, Diablo 3, Farcry 3, etc. It's like running WoW on that, not many people would be truly impressed lol.
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So your upset that your 7970 might match or outperform a Titan with mantle ?

Anyone who has invested in a GCN part is getting a free performance boost BF4.

DirectX is still there and Nvidia card owners don't get gimped performance.

How does improved performance for less money of free not improve competition ?

Because I'm not a HD7970 user solely. I'm, primarily, a gamer, HD7970 user secondary. I'm able to look past my immediate benefits at the greater picture.

This isn't a competition. Mantle and GCN is in the next generation of consoles. NVidia cannot compete, if Mantle takes off, and I suspect it will (since it's used in the consoles), then it's going to be a bloodbath, and the competition will fade and AMD will become too dominant.

Looking past "BF4 will get a performance boost" at the wider picture brings me to the above conclusion. I don't think that's competition.
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Well I'm excited & can't wait to play AC IV, BF4 & Watch Dogs biggrin.gif
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This isn't a competition. Mantle and GCN is in the next generation of consoles. NVidia cannot compete, if Mantle takes off, and I suspect it will since it's used in the consoles), then it's going to be a bloodbath, and the competition will fade and AMD will become too dominant.

All Nvidia have to do is drip prices and stop charging ridiculous sums for flagship cards.

The 680 should have been GK110 ,Nvidia might stop resting in their laurels due to mantle.
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All Nvidia have to do is drip prices and stop charging ridiculous sums for flagship cards.

The 680 should have been GK110 ,Nvidia might stop resting in their laurels due to mantle.

It may seem ridiculous to me and you, but they sell GPU's at those prices because they're the best cards (at the time of release) and people pay for them. AMD would and has done the same when they were in exactly the same position.

Though, this sudden turn around from AMD over the past few years may be down to AMD having hired some ex-NVidia staff.
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