Gameranx: "AMD statements have the gaming community abuzz."
^__^ hurrah. Both pc and consoles can benefit from this API. Thank you AMD.
Yeah. AMD has a win win situation on Consoles and PC. And this will make porting from PC to Console easier. This way developers will use the architecture of the AMD at full! AMD, Nvidia and Valve are working together on Linux using OpenGL/CL... this way we can say farewell to DirectX... "AMD has actually been pretty active in the Linux community in recent memory, though its open-source Linux drivers still lag behind its Windows drivers. Just a few months back, the company released a massive set of 165 kernel patches that enabled some key features in Linux Radeon drivers, such as dynamic power management and initial support for the "Sea Islands" family of GPUs." http://www.pcworld.com/arti...
AMD has done a brilliant job. No doubt.
Forgive my ignorance but i'm curious. Will this move to linux affect game prices?
@rambi80, I think it will not affect game prices.
thanks for the response.
Mantle is NOT going to replace DirectX. Did you even convey the article correctly? "...able to make full use of AMD graphics card capabilities. However, Mantle should still be compatible with other rendering APIs." That's how it should have been written, and the guy who wrote the article doesn't know better since he contradicted himself. It's purpose is for AMD GPUs only. So it'll fully be capable with other APIs.
Wow. nvidia just got kicked in the nuts.
could someone explain what this means? Ive heard reports that applies this to ps4 and xbox but im not sure what it acually does?
Why is it a surprise? The consoles are using AMD hardware. Why is this even a article?
Call my crazy, but it seems weird that this announcement happned just after the announcement that SteamOS and Steam machines are coming out. Even if they are completely unrelated, they will definitely help each other quite a bit, so good news all round.
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