Originally Posted by KyadCK
Alright, nVidia driver improvements could get it high enough on the GPU side of things I guess, but there's still that CPU in the way. Mantle is more or less a CPU helper, not a GPU one.
Which is good for people in situations of not having a system that can perform at a high level.
For those of us with systems without that concern, we individually will have to make the decision of....
1) The currently questionable gains from Mantle with AMD GPUs.
2) Nvidia and G-Sync; which has been highly praised as a game changer by independent 3rd parties.
Obviously we will all want to wait for the actual Mantle drivers from AMD to actually be released, and 3rd party results before deciding.
Originally Posted by sugarhell
This is a beta. The sdk will gonna release in Q2. I dont know why you expect something else. Its was already clear from the start. Also this is the first update with mantle on bf4.
Mantle is not ready yet,bf4 mantle support is a beta.Dont forget the 14.1 is huge. Framepacing for multimonitors ,for dual graphics + mantle probably they didint want to release them all together at least what we got from the earlier info. But now they will gonna release it today or tomorrow.
Also you have a 3960x with a 290x. They present a cpu limited situation and a gpu limited situation. How this is insulting
You criticize mantle as it should be a complete feature. When the sdk isnt even ready yet.
I have followed Mantle from its first announcement back in September. I don't ever recall AMD or DICE stating that the Mantle patch was going to be a beta patch when it came out, especially not after several months of delays.
Find me a quote stating Mantle would be an incomplete beta release, prior to today! I eagerly await your reply and source of them stating, prior to today, it would be an incomplete beta patch.
EDIT: I also welcome the announcement, prior to today, that they would patch Mantle into the game but not have the drivers available.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 1/30/14 at 12:14pm