Originally Posted by SkyNetSTI
So how much fps gain systems like mine ( 3770k+GTX780 ) will get if gtx will be flipped with 290x? Worth it?
The BF4 gain has been reported to a be 8-10% performance increase in Mantle with a eight threaded CPU and a 290x when compared to DX11 on the same hardware ...plus a 290x was better at BF4 even on DX11. So if all you care about is BF4 it might be worth it...the change might net you as much as 20fps.
However, that is in BF4...a game that just a few days ago hardly any one cared about and most of those that did only complained about all the bugs in the game. Now people are talking about dropping hundreds of dollars to get more performance in this game
I wouldn't worry about and just keep the 780. Maybe wait for Mantle to mature some more and maybe see more games using it.
I still don't understand the performance increase on the mid range CPUs...I mean, was this bench and other like it a lie?
If the A10 increased 40% and the high end CPUs increased 10% the A10 would then out perform them. If this Mantle thing takes off and all you do is game...you might be better off
with a cheap CPU if you own a AMD GPU. The key word is "game" though. If you do anything else with the PC you are still going to want the faster CPU.