Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Well then why get involved in the conversation that was being had?
Here, I will bring you up to speed so you are aware of what is going on in this particular conversation, as I do want you to understand.
I made a comment about Mantle being disappointing due to how incomplete it is, and the fact that drivers haven't even been released yet, even though they "released" Mantle. Another user made the assertion that we were told PRIOR to release that when Mantle came out it would be beta, and incomplete.
At that point I stated I had been following Mantle from the start and that AMD and DICE made no indication, and gave us no reason to believe, that on "release" it would be an incomplete beta release. I then asked for a source from either AMD or DICE that was given to the public BEFORE TODAY, that would have given us reason to believe it wasn't a full release. That it was indeed an incomplete beta release.
No one has been able to provide that dated announcement, only posting comments from DICE and AMD today.
In short, I made a comment about the disappointing release, people wigged out and said we should have expected it and that we were told. I asked for that information to be produced, and no one can do that, instead wigging out on me.
The PCPER article I linked contains information saying that mantle will be a "beta release" & it's not from today. It also contains the information showing that x-fire is a known issue, along with portrait mode, & a few other things.
As to people talking about "an nvidia response"
A.) nvidia already has it's own API, it's been around for a long time now. It's called NVAPI.
B.) The only thing nvidia should do in regards to a response is adapt the technology.
I have a fear that Nvidia may respond by pushing the new openGL extensions. I have this fear because John Carmack has been raving about them, in direct comparison to Mantle for months now.
some one A.) didn't read my entire post, as I stated, & the article you didn't finish states, the "dead link" will remain dead until AMD releases the new drivers.
B.) didn't read the entire "generic article" which covers everything in the 14.1 driver update.
-1.Edited by skupples - 1/30/14 at 1:49pm