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Probably most of you allready know ; Thief: Mantle Performance vs DX ;
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1956/pg1/thief-mantle-performance-full-article.html

Note. there is no CPU usage and total power W consumption !
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Probably most of you allready know ; Thief: Mantle Performance vs DX ;
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1956/pg1/thief-mantle-performance-full-article.html

Note. there is no CPU usage and total power W consumption !

Wow. That's awesome. Over 20% increase with the 280x. Just by mantle. I'm glad I've stuck with AMD now. I bought the 280x to replace my 7950 for £260 just for 20% performance increase.

Well done AMD.

Can someone explain to me why the performance increase is super high with AMD CPUs?
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Probably most of you allready know ; Thief: Mantle Performance vs DX ;
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1956/pg1/thief-mantle-performance-full-article.html

Note. there is no CPU usage and total power W consumption !

Wow. That's awesome. Over 20% increase with the 280x. Just by mantle. I'm glad I've stuck with AMD now. I bought the 280x to replace my 7950 for £260 just for 20% performance increase.

Well done AMD.

Can someone explain to me why the performance increase is super high with AMD CPUs?
Those are some pretty excellent results in the graphs directly from amd. The review for nothing like that. Seems fishy to me.

Or maybe they got a quick spike to 200 fps so they call that a 50% increase biggrin.gif
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Wow. That's awesome. Over 20% increase with the 280x. Just by mantle. I'm glad I've stuck with AMD now. I bought the 280x to replace my 7950 for £260 just for 20% performance increase.

Well done AMD.

Can someone explain to me why the performance increase is super high with AMD CPUs?

Just as when two people communicate through a translator, this works, but it isn’t efficient. And it’s the CPU that has to do all this extra work, translating and queuing data for the graphics card to process. PCs are meant to be the ultimate gaming platform — they have the power — but all this translation slows things down, and game developers approached AMD asking for something better.

Mantle reduces the CPU’s workload by giving developers a way to talk to the GPU directly with much less translation. With less work for the CPU to do, programmers can squeeze much more performance from a system, delivering the greatest benefits in gaming systems where the CPU can be the bottleneck.

Now that Mantle has freed up some extra CPU capacity, we expect Mantle will lead to better games, and more of them, since Mantle makes game development easier.

That’s not all Mantle will do for gamers. By shifting work to the GPU, a mid-range or older CPU isn’t the same handicap it was before. With Mantle, the GPU becomes the critical part of the system, and GPU upgrades will have a bigger impact than before.

Source: AMD.com
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Oh didn't realise it was directly from AMD. Missed that bit, sorry was at work.

Though saying that. Even, let's say it's a 10% performance boost, it's still good.

That's basically like me spending £130 extra to buy a better gpu but instead getting it's for free. That's the way I see it anyway. Any performance boost is a winner.
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Oh didn't realise it was directly from AMD. Missed that bit, sorry was at work.

Though saying that. Even, let's say it's a 10% performance boost, it's still good.

That's basically like me spending £130 extra to buy a better gpu but instead getting it's for free. That's the way I see it anyway. Any performance boost is a winner.
I agree I will take any gains. But a 290x getting a 50% boost at 1080p? Thats crazy.
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Is there a custom BIOS for the 280X TurboDuo that allows more voltage? I know I can edit it myself, but if possible, I'd use something is proven to work for some people at least.
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Is there a custom BIOS for the 280X TurboDuo that allows more voltage? I know I can edit it myself, but if possible, I'd use something is proven to work for some people at least.

I want to know too. It really needs more voltage. It's hell of a card.

If you do edit the bios give me a copy?
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