WCCF: Microsoft and Nvidia have queued up reveals at the Game Developers Conference '14 claiming to have solved everything Mantle solves. If true, Mantle API is effectively Dead on Arrival.
if true, mantle may be dead on arrival but we should thank the mantle team for giving the rest of them a kick up the ass otherwise we would still be left with those problems for god knows how long.
Competition is always great for the consumers in the end. Just like you said, even if Mantle goes nowhere, it will still have been a very important step.
Thank you, AMD for Mantle. Without you starting the ball rolling, DX & OGL would still suck!
LOL Good one!!!!
AMD the second best graphic card developer in a two company race.
they solved ass, they are forced to optimize dx and open gl to work like mantle. is all made to make you buy expensive hardware but now amd forced their hand and the truth comes out. optimization was not made just to force people in to buying expensive components.
The optimization actually allows for lower spec models to perform better. what are you on about? DirectX and OpenGL don't need new hardware.
DirectX shaders can be used in Mantle. So it doesn't have to be dead on arrival. It just gives developers more choices.
now thats what I call a one up. all that good shit and now this thank helix! http://i.imgur.com/9SQK26t....
How would Mantle be Dead on Arrival? Microsoft would put their next DX version with a mandatory Windows 9 update requirement, and if the rumors of Win9 being cloud-based are true, then M$ can kiss my ass. Then OpenGL would be the only other decent choice, in which case most devs will still be coding for DX primarily for whatever reason. So I don't think Mantle will disappear just like that.
If Windows 9 is cloud based, Microsoft can kiss their OS dominance goodbye. I predict lowest sales ever, with people still clinging to Windows 7.
The cloud: "A visible mass of liquid droplets or frozen crystals made of water or various chemicals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body." Let the power of the Cloud rain upon thee.
Thank you AMD for giving Nvidia and Microsoft a kick in the pants!
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