John Carmack: Nvidia's OpenGL extensions rival Mantle, 8GBs on consoles not a significant change

DSOGaming writes: "Earlier yesterday, John Carmack shared his thoughts on AMD’s Mantle. During Nvidia’s Montreal event, Carmack claimed that although he would be tempted to use Mantle, he would not do such a thing at this point. Carmack claimed that it’s not stupid – for AMD – to attempt something like that, however he believed that Sony and Microsoft would not embrace it. But why is Carmack against this new API?"


Full title should be "John Carmack: Nvidia's OpenGL extensions rival Mantle, 8GBs on consoles not a significant change over PCs with 4GBs"

Due to the 100 words limit of N4G, that was not possible, thus some readers misinterpreted it. Carmack did not comment on old-gen consoles vs next-gen consoles.

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1678d ago Replies(16)
SlavisH21678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

*Listen to a industry vet(not indie) or die hard fanboys?
*Years of experience and working with the actual hardware vs hopes, dreams, and delusions.
* Reality vs. Fantasy world(w/ magical pixies:)
*Established Credibility vs Seasoned bloggers

.....what to do what to do?

SilentNegotiator1678d ago

Developers, indie and nonindie alike, have been singing praises of having 8GB of GDDR3 at their disposal.

The only delusion is from you, pretending like Carmack is the only professional to ever comment on the matter.

solar1678d ago

if his name was Mark Cerny....

SilentNegotiator1677d ago

if his name was "the only professional game developer on the planet"...

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SnakeCQC1678d ago

This guy obviously has no idea how apus work

SonyNGP1678d ago

The answer is obviously the Kwik-E-Mart.

AndrewLB1678d ago

Yes... John Carmack doesn't know how APUs work. Nor does he know anything about directX, openGL, x86, making his own game engines instead of paying for the rights to use someone elses, or always pushing the envelope in graphics technology where nobody else has. Yea, he's had some recent flops, but Carmack is always on the cutting edge of graphics technology and is definitely one of the most knowledgeable programmers out there.

SnakeCQC1678d ago

rage and doom bfg edition show that lol. He's a relic and does know more about programming etc but for him to talk up dx and say how relevant it is in a time where major parts of the gaming industry are moving away from ms(steam os mantle etc) means he's probably being paid by nvidia(are incredibly but hurt by amd tech in consoles and have made an insane amount of bs butthurt comments) and ms(ms has a long history of this sort of business practise)

fullmetal2971677d ago (Edited 1677d ago )

And I suppose you have the technical expertise to make that judgement against him. Lets see the how many achievements you have made compared to him... oh yeah that's right, NONE.

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