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Have you tried Mantle with BF4? (Frontpage poll)

Have you tried Mantle with BF4?

  • Yes, and I love it

    Votes: 2,808 25.7%
  • Yes, but I went back to DirectX

    Votes: 716 6.6%
  • I couldn't get the driver installed properly

    Votes: 172 1.6%
  • No, I'll wait for a more refined version

    Votes: 1,250 11.4%
  • I only have an NVIDIA/Intel GPU

    Votes: 5,974 54.7%

  • Total voters
    10,920
  • Poll closed .
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An option is missing here... "Use Radeon GPU with VLIW4/5"
 
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#27
Have a 7950 card and an FX-8350 CPU, but don't have B4. I'm most especially interested to see how a mantle-based update for Company of Heroes 2 would boost performance in that game. I understand that mantle's benefits might be most apparent in RTS games like this, and considering how much of a performance advantage AMD GPUs already have in COH2, it's possible AMD might completely dominate RTSs once mantle support is ubiquitous.
 
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#28
Yuppy, my option is in first place: "I only have an NVIDIA/Intel GPU". :D
 
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#29
All that hype and I can't help but feel the disappointment flowing through the forums.

I guess it's a nice crutch for weak CPU's.
 
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#33
I thought we were arguing in metaphors, and in the case of Mantle... diminishing returns.
 
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#36
Beta driver makes my computer very unstable... Reverted back to 13.12 until they get released... No mining on beta driver lol
 
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#37
where is the, bf4 suck bollz but i have the mantle driver installed, option?
where is the "i'm still using a 3770 and happy" option, haha...
 
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#39
I don't play BF4, but when any game I play or plan to get supports it, I'm sure I'll find out how well it works.
 
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#40
I got horrible results. At first it was smoother but after the first 2-3 minutes it started getting awfully choppy so I got scared and switched back :ohwell:
 
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My experience is amazing. I had 45-50 fps with D3D, and it stepped up to 80-90 with Mantle, so far I'm liking this idea with API's with lower CPU overhead :)
 
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My experience is amazing. I had 45-50 fps with D3D, and it stepped up to 80-90 with Mantle, so far I'm liking this idea with API's with lower CPU overhead :)
Are you running with all high details? Also what resolution scale are you using?
 
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@z1tu Ultra Preset, 130% res scale, 1680x1050, 110 FOV if that tells you anything :)
 
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#46
Make a new poll already. Direct3D 12 has been announced.
And what would be the point? Its not out yet and none of us can test it so its pointless.
 
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#47
Either way, we do need a new poll.
 
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#48
I have a 4.6GHz 2500K and a 7870 and when I enable Mantle (14.2 and 14.3 drivers) and restart my computer (to be sure), I lost 20+ frames and it was laggy and blurry like z1tu and night.fox said. According to the 14.1 beta release notes, only three R series cards and an APU were optimized. I guess in 14.3 they still didn't bother with other cards. I went back to DX and will now wait until DX12 where AMD has some help. AMD can't do Mantle on their own let alone having to work with multiple developers. They don't have the time, money, or the people.

If you ask me, Mantle only exists to make up for their [AMD] lack of new FX CPU's. I'm sure Mantle works with low end CPU's as it was intended, but that is not how I build my PC's.
 
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Mantle's days are indeed numbered, for a company that prides itself in not going proprietary it was always a bit of a strange decision.
 

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#50
I can't vote. There is no option for "AMD cards not supported by Mantle."
I guess there is no love for those of us with VLIW4 and 5 GPUs. :p