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Basically, the more CPU limited the your setup is, the greater the improvement Mantle will make over DX.

I'd like to see something like an old Athlon x2 paired with a R9 xxx. Would be interesting.
Exactly, I would add that affordable gaming laptops with Kaveri APUs will be interesting to see too.
 
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Ran lots of BF4 Multiplayer tests in Siege of Shanghai 64 players today D3D11 vs Mantle.

@ 1440p, ultra settings:

Mantle 7.3 % faster than DirectX11 on average. Mantle has lower minimum fps due to quite rare random high latency frames.

@ 1440p, low settings

Mantle 16.5 % faster than DirectX11 on average. Mantle has lower minimum fps due to quite rare random high latency frames.

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Some stability problems ? were present. Crashing randomly with Mantle API. But not bad for first try. ;)
 
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Link to the driver? Or is it secret still?
 
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Link to the driver? Or is it secret still?
Sorry, still confidential.

Besides, Press driver is FAR from standard driver installer. Let the guys at AMD fix it for a bit more.
 
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Has AMD announced if it will add support for 6xxx cards? And will Mantle be linux compatible? (looking at you, SteamOS)
 
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no your out of luck .....and who the hell still uses the 6xxx series lol
Really? It runs all the games I play just fine so I havent had a need to upgrade it. No need to get all high and mighty-elite on your 2nd post.
 
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Sorry, still confidential.

Besides, Press driver is FAR from standard driver installer. Let the guys at AMD fix it for a bit more.
I think us amature pc builders that started computing on VIC 20s can handle it, lol! PM me the uploaded driver my PC and I will tell not a soul. X- ♡
 
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I think us amature pc builders that started computing on VIC 20s can handle it, lol! PM me the uploaded driver my PC and I will tell not a soul. X- ♡
 
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Sorry chaps, the paid press get priority over their paying customers.
 
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Dear God! Give us real results already!
 

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im stoked they have this mantle on the way...BUT have AMD actually worked on this 'black screen' issue that is screwing with a high pecentage of their card owners ?? i have a asus 290x 4gb and it is getting annoying. I cant find out anywhere if a fix is in this new driver. i hope so...if its 3 months between drivers thats a long wait to actually enjoy my new card without this annoying issue.
 
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I don't know who gets paid but I sincerely doubt it is me because there is a nice negative number related to R9 290X in my bank account. :(
 

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im stoked they have this mantle on the way...BUT have AMD actually worked on this 'black screen' issue that is screwing with a high pecentage of their card owners ??
Is black-screen issue the one in which your screen blacks out, and audio appears to drag out? If so, no. My card black-screened on me once today (when playing with Mantle).

Black screen issue is caused by AMD not optimizing the GPU to timings of Elpida-made memory chips. There could be a BIOS update in the works. My 042 BIOS reduced black-screens greatly, but not eliminated the issue. You can find it in our BIOS DB.
 
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I'm just trying to get over being virtually hugged. :twitch:
 
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Is black-screen issue the one in which your screen blacks out, and audio appears to drag out? If so, no. My card black-screened on me once today (when playing with Mantle).

Black screen issue is caused by AMD not optimizing the GPU to timings of Elpida-made memory chips. I'm hearing that they're testing a BIOS update for reference boards and that they're having good results. My 042 BIOS reduced black-screens greatly, but not eliminated the issue. You can find it in our BIOS DB.
Interesting... I have few Black Screenin AMD cards here. One of them is Engineering Sample R7 260X reference board. Elpidas I presume.
 

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Mine black screened a few times during game....but of late it only does it when I log into Windows. It will let me click the user then when loading windows just black screens....I can only use safe mode...and today it's been very bad...12 times in a row. I spend a grand on this card 4 weeks ago and feel a bit ripped at the moment.
 
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Thanks Broken Pixle it works. All the low fps I would get in like sige of shanghai into the 30's gone, rarely below 70. gives some life to my Phenom II X6 CPU useage is high instead of 60-70 i hang around 80-85.
 
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