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Originally Posted by Cyro999 View Post

OBS has support for NVENC.. Which is on Nvidia cards.

It's a seperate option to copying frames and CPU encoding, which everybody else has to do

I see - cool beans!
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So far BF3 doesn't flicker anymore smile.gif
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No need to argue. This driver is an obvious response to Mantle, and a very good one indeed. It shows that you do not need to create a whole new API just to get the most out of GPU's... I do believe Nvidia has been working on this for sometime, but not before AMD let out information about Mantle to the public. They might have had the idea a long time ago, but they definitely started working on it when AMD started stating that the 290X would ridicule the TITAN with Mantle in Bf4. tongue.gif

It's a competitive market, you don't pull out your ACE when it's not needed. AMD does something "new", Nvidia responds and vice-versa. That's how it's been for a long long time.

I am sure this new driver is great but I am unimpressed, Mantle has made Microsoft and Nvidia look at the whole entire scope differently. I do not believe that it would take Nvidia much time to optimize their drivers and Direct X optimizations. If it did take Nvidia years..than I am even more disappointed, as they drivers are ok at best for my setup.
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Here's the thing, Mantle is clearly still a work in progress........if it was really in development for so long with DICE then it should have gone out the gate a whole lot smoother with day one driver and BF4 should have mantle enabled at launch, not as an afterthought patch. I don't know why DICE would only start working on it 2 months before the launch of an API they were supposed to have collaborated with AMD from the beginning.

Nvidia's approach with optimizing existing the DX does have a wider range of GPU and game support now rather than coming up with another proprietary API that would only work with recent gpu generations and a select few games that support it which is a more practical response to Mantle IMO.
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The graphics market, albeit the high prices at the extreme high end, is awesome right now.... just wish the same thing was happening over in CPU town.... mad.gif
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I need to hurry up and finish my build...interested in seeing how my 690 does with these drivers.
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...developers want no part of pre DirectX 12 APIs...

Do you have solid proof of this claim?
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I would like to try these drivers out with a few other games but STEAM sucks, I got a new email and can't even log into my account... All day waiting for them to fix it!! mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif
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So this new driver just increases CPU usage which results in higher FPS?
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So this new driver just increases CPU usage which results in higher FPS?
It's a bit more complicated than that, but essentially yes, it improves CPU efficiency and removes the CPU bottleneck in some situations. We should all strive for 100% utilization on our GPUs and CPUs. thumb.gif
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