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If it's only out if I'm an AAA developer hand-picked by AMD, is it really out?
Edited by Mand12 - 3/20/14 at 2:30pm
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Originally Posted by DillanNZ View Post

So what does all this mean for someone who's currently in the market for a new GPU?
My old 4870's are really holding me back from playing what I'd like to, and have been looking at a 270x in the coming months.

Now I don't know if I should wait.

If you're wanting to stick with AMD, you might as well upgrade once prices get to a sane level. Unless someone has more information than I do, the next round of cards from AMD is a ways off. A 270x is a very respectable choice at this point, if you can find one that hasn't had its price inflated to unreasonable levels.

If you're considering Nvidia, then you should know that the new Maxwell line is coming later this year.

Nothing related to DX12 will have any impact on your GPU choice, however. It will work on 270x or anything else you'd be considering at this point.
Edited by Mand12 - 3/20/14 at 2:32pm
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So what does all this mean for someone who's currently in the market for a new GPU?
My old 4870's are really holding me back from playing what I'd like to, and have been looking at a 270x in the coming months.

Now I don't know if I should wait.

If you are planning to keep that cpu then hopefully what you play supports mantle.

Also Do not buy a 270x. You will end up in the same position you are right now in the next 6-9 months
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I thought this thread was about DirectX 12...
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I thought this thread was about DirectX 12...

Seriously! Feels like I just read a PS4 vs XBONE thread mad.gif
    
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Well the guy did ask whether the DX12 announcement has any impact on his GPU choice, and so we answered.
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I thought this thread was about DirectX 12...
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Seriously! Feels like I just read a PS4 vs XBONE thread mad.gif

I agree with you both.

Mantle has far more good points than bad but this is not the place to discuss either kind.

So please everyone, back to discussing DX12.
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I agree with you both.

Mantle has far more good points than bad but this is not the place to discuss either kind.

So please everyone, back to discussing DX12.
The article or rather event write up shows all sides of the spectrum also Mantle guess it is fair to discuss it since it is clearly relevant to the topic.
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If it's only out if I'm an AAA developer hand-picked by AMD, is it really out?
You would have to determine that all by yourself.

What do you see? is Mantle there in various games and making the push for many games to come or is Mantle too inaccessible to indie companies with next to no budget

The way I see it is that Indie studios have bigger things to worry about and while easy programming was a major bullet point that only goes for the progressed SDK that Mantle just isn't yet. By the end of 2014 this may have changed either way DX12 will bring a new era and most companies will be familiarized with close to metal coding. No matter how you look at Mantle it is a push forward in a world were we are held back by our sluggish stagnant cpus that don't scale with all the cores I/we have!
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The article or rather event write up shows all sides of the spectrum also Mantle guess it is fair to discuss it since it is clearly relevant to the topic.

It's fair to mention it not to argue about it and take over the last few pages of the thread bickering.
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So did I read that right that we may be getting Forza on PC? That's what I'm curious about!
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