AMD Launches Mantle in Beta - Apparently its for Low End CPUS Not GPUs

The Wait is Over. AMD has finally launched Mantle in Beta. However it turns out that Mantle is not about increasing GPU Performance at all, its about helping out Low-End CPUs.

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codelyoko1577d ago

Sorry about that. Should be fixed now.

annus1577d ago

"9x more draw calls"...

..."however if you already have a good cpu but a low end gpu, or a good cpu and a high end gpu, Mantle won’t affect performance alot."

You would think they would have mentioned that before they went into marketing buzzword mode.

thehitman1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

If you did enough research on it it was already noted/said that mantle was for low level hardware and doesnt affect high end cpu/gpus much.

annus1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

Low level refers to abstraction layers of hardware (the 'bare metal' term that gets thrown around here is one of these 'layers'). Low level is not a term for low end hardware.

Mantle has always been referred to as a lower level API than Direct X or OpenGL.

thehitman1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

That is true but it was also said that this was more developed for lower end hardware and it reached low level API to achieve that. It does improve performance all around for higher end stuff but I believe the goal of this was for lower level tech from everything I read initially. I think people just got caught up in the hype of it all, but I do believe this will be quite beneficial still.

elninels1577d ago

Well this is a disappointment. I wonder if this will set back the xbox360 emulation project that was posted on n4g lately. Anyone know?

kingduqc1577d ago

So you get a "big" under 10% improvement if you aren't a total retard and match your hardware properly.

Fishy Fingers1577d ago

Ha, pretty much. Really disappointing.

Dude4201577d ago

Please keep in mind that Mantle has just come out and it will take some time before it starts to mature. Already we're seeing benefits all around in regards to CPU and GPU performance.

While GPUs only have a slight boost, they also benefit from Mantle by having smoother framerates. Take a look at this article.


At least now people won't have to worry about getting the absolute cutting edge CPU to run the latest games properly (as long as it supports Mantle of course).

Coach_McGuirk1577d ago

well, doesn't Mantle start to change what defines "matching hardware"? isn't that the entire goal?

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