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AMD Mantle Driver to Only Benefit Four GPUs Initially

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  1. btarunr

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    Crushed your F5 key on AMD driver download page yet? Unless you have four very specific AMD Radeon GPUs, you can stop it right now. According to DICE, developers of the first game to take advantage of Mantle, the 3D graphics API AMD is introducing with its Catalyst 14.1 beta driver, will give tangible benefits to only four specific GPUs - Radeon R9 290X, R9 290 (non-X), R7 260X, and A-Series "Kaveri" APU-integrated R7 200 series.

    Owners of all other Radeon GPUs, including those based on the Graphics CoreNext (GCN) architecture, such as the recently launched R9 280X and R9 270X, are out of luck, for now. AMD is still ironing out issues with Mantle on those other GCN GPUs. Interestingly, in the same press note, DICE posted performance numbers yielded on an HD 7970, which look promising. AMD is expected to release its Catalyst 14.1 beta driver a little later this week, as it's jousting with some last-minute bug-finds.

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    Source: DICE
     
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    that lame, 4 gpus initially? wow what hype over the last while and the result is 2 desktop and 2 apu's supported
     
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    thats understandable - but soon it will work for all GPU.

    This is pretty incredible.
     
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    mines a 7790 aka 260 so it will work???
     
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    No.
     
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    Day by day this Mantle smells like vaporware, just like ex-Intel's Larabee...
     
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    Why? Its already working. It is right there on the article. It says there is significant boost in BF4.. and is available on the stated GPUs "for now".
     
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    Wow, are you guys really complaining about free performance?

    Even if it's 5%, I'll take it as it is FREE!
     
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    It has taken them a pretty long time to fully utilize GCN architecture so this is fairly understandable.
     
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    All over the internet Nvidia fanboys are crying. Pathetic.
    I guess putting PhysX at high settings and laughing at single digit scores with Radeon cards was OK, but Mantle is unfair, paperware, useless, just +5% and more ....crying.
     
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    Boy, that will slow the AMD circlejerk quite a bit.
     
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    This is still very exciting. 4 GPU's today and maybe another 4 on Monday or somewhen soon (perhaps tomorrow). Even though my rig won't benefit hugely from mantle I'm excited for those who will see 40% performance increases for free. People can now build a good gaming rig for £400 ish less then they could have yesterday. I'm sure some folk just like to beat up on everything and anything, or is it just AMD haters? Of which there seems to be a lot. I have 2x R9 290x, and they if wasn't both such good overclockers I would have two 780ti's now, just to try them out, I'm constantly tempted to take them for a spin. I have no preference of GPU brand. I just like exciting new tech. I don't get why people are down on Mantle.
     
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    It's fucking beta, just wait for full release -.-


    any way mantle unless for me ... i think :p
     
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    LOL at that Facebook thread.
     
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    i cant wait anymore i hope AMD will release a full version
     
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    They will never do that.
     
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    It's sucks when low-end "cpu" better then ur cpu and gpu : ahh ?
     
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    nah false news, AMD re-tweeted it will support all GCN gpus.. That initial info was a bad leak.
     
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    Seems this article needs to be updated...
     
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    I suppose it should, since it's the same GCN 1.1 architecture. Unless AMD specifically blocked the 7790 that is.


    Yeah, eventually. But at launch only 4 of them, the GCN 1.1 based ones.

    Notice how it doesn't specifically say that the Mantle driver will support all GCN cards, just that Cat will.... which isn't a surprise. Cat 14.1B will even support the HD5000 and 6000 series.

    It's the same as with the FX AM3+ news from two months ago. AMD's "rebuttal" doesn't address TPU's asertion.
     
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    I'm lost. "AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta (aka Mantle Driver) will support ALL desktop GCN products." How does that say that the Mantle driver (14.1 Beta) will not support all desktop GCN cards? Also, what does a Cat have to do with it?

    Where are you getting that only 4 will work at launch (post amd update)? The way I read it is that all are supported but there are still working to fully optimize the ones listed.
     
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    That's the info we got from AMD this morning:
    Yes the driver itself will support all cards of course
     
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