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Will the new API give you a performance increase in all games or just the few that have jumped on and supported?
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Just ones that use the new API. At first this will be mostly FrostBite3 based games.
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Well, we don't know much of anything yet. They had a cooked demo going so we don't know what it will be like in the real world yet. However, yes, the game will have to have a Mantle version and require the GCN AMD hardware, though it supposedly will be possible for it to be made to work with other types of GPU too.

Though I am curious if there is going to be a CPU requirement as well...not to make it work, but to see the performance increase. From their little demo they did it would seem that "core" count is now more important than clock speed. Note they used the word "core" and not thread...so it remains to be seen what Intel's HT will do with this. I'd like to assume that it will be fine especially seeing how little each core must be used if they can drop the CPU speed to 2GHz and not loose rendering performance...but there is no way to know right now.
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Originally Posted by squishy18 View Post

Will the new API give you a performance increase in all games or just the few that have jumped on and supported?
As far as I know, the game you play will have to have Mantle Support, and you will have to have a 7800 series, 7900 series, or R9 series card in order to use it.
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