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AMD Launches GPUOpen Sofware Development Package

AMD’s open source philosophy deserves a great deal of credit especially when you consider the competition utilizes proprietary features as demonstrated by NVIDIA Gameworks. During CES 2016, I had the pleasure of playing Star Wars Battlefront on…

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We Wave Good Bye to AMD’s Mantle

AMD had a brief moment with their low-level API Mantle, but it looks like Mantle won’t be a term used for much longer. With DirectX 12 just around the corner and the next generation OpenGL, dubbed…

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AMD R9 290X and Titan X Go Head to Head With DX12

DirectX 12 support has just been added to 3DMark and the results look too good to be true! Delivering performance up to 20x faster than DirectX 11 in certain tests. While Nvidia cards gain a lot…

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AMD Mantle Comes to an End

AMD’s Mantle set a lot of things in motion in the gaming industry and now it looks like it is coming to an end, at least in its current form. AMD will continue to back the…

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AMD Has Plans to Optimize Their Drivers for Better CPU Performance

AMD’s GPU drivers aren’t on level with Nvidia’s when it comes to the CPU load created and AMD knows that. They created the Mantle 3D API that is basically just a CPU optimization in disguise, but…

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DX12 Can Handle 600K Draw Calls, Increasing AMD GPU Performance by 600%

DirectX 12, due to ship with the forthcoming Microsoft operating system Windows 10, is able to handle 600K draw calls and boost AMD card performance by 600%, according to Stardock CEO Brad Wardell. The claims come…

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Mantle and DX12 Will Give Major Boost to Multi-GPU Systems, Says AMD

Multi-GPU systems will offer superpowered graphics cards, with the help of Mantle and DirectX 12, according to AMD. The combination of AMD’s Mantle API and Microsoft’s DirectX 12 could allow multi-GPU card to access the full…

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New Tool Coming To Benchmark DirectX 12, 11 and Mantle

We saw some impressive figures from Microsoft this week, making huge promises about the performance of DirectX 12. However, you’ll soon be able to test out the new API for yourself on your own hardware. Futuremark…

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AMD Catalyst Omega Driver Released Early, Then Pulled

On Friday, AMD’s latest GPU driver, the Catalyst Omega, was prematurely released on – then subsequently pulled from – AMD’s website. The early release was presumably accidental, since links to the driver and to a number…

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs Revealed, Promises 4K, Mantle and More.

BioWare have been working hard on the latest entry in the massively popular Dragon Age series and with the November 18th release date rapidly approaching, PC gamers have been eager to find out the answer to…

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Interview: AMD’s Richard Huddy Responds To Criticisms of Mantle

AMD’s Mantle API is an interesting development in the PC Gaming industry, it allows developers to leverage low-overhead designs to improve the performance of their games on AMD hardware. Around a month ago we put AMD’s…

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Nvidia Speak Their Mind About Mantle

In a recent podcast from MaximumPC, Nvidia finally spoke out about AMD’s Mantle and best we can tell, they couldn’t care less about it. Nvidia Engineer Tom Petersen and Senior Director of Engineering Rev Lebaradian were…

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Testing AMD’s Mantle: Battlefield 4, Thief and PvZ Garden Warfare

Introduction “Mantle is Game Changing” is AMD’s tagline for their newest low-overhead API. Mantle has been in the news constantly since AMD publicly released the concept on September 26th last year in their public live stream.…

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GTA V For PC May Get Mantle Support

According to a new report the upcoming PC title by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V, will be coming to the PC platform with AMD Mantle API support. Apparently Mantle support has been agreed for GTA…

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Locked Kaveri A10-7800 Launched, Features 512 GCN Cores and 65W TDP

AMD has reportedly launched its locked Kaveri APU, the A10-7800, having it show similar specs as the A10-7850K. The only noticeable difference between the latter is that the A10-7800 has its cores locked, having its main…

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EA Adds AMD Mantle Support To Three New Game Titles

AMD recently announced that it will be partnering with EA to bring Mantle to new game titles. AMD already works with EA to bring Mantle to titles such as Battlefield 4 but in the near future…

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AMD Attacks Nvidia’s Gameworks, Claims Secret Contracts Are Anti-AMD

AMD’s Graphics Executive Richard Huddy is a well respected figure in the industry. Huddy has worked for ATI, AMD, Nvidia, Intel and is now back at AMD. He is also considered one of the pioneers of…

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Intel Approached AMD About Access To Mantle

According to an AMD executive, Richard Huddy, Intel has approached the company about getting access to AMD’s Mantle technology. Intel has confirmed that it made such a request but did so for “experimental” purposes. Intel claims…

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AMD Hints at Steam OS / Linux Release of Their Mantle API

AMD have fired some shots over at the Nvidia team with a recent statement on their blog. They imply that AMD will be working with Linux much sooner than Nvidia will see any benefit of their…

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AMD Has Added Sniper Elite III To Its Never Settle Forever Bundle Gold and Silver Tiers

The Never Settle Forever Bundle has been a big attraction for gamers, having big AAA, AA and even Indie titles up for grabs to any user purchasing a select AMD graphics cards or gamers using the…

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AMD Demonstrates Mantle Can Be Easily Ported To DirectX 12

This may not be news in the traditional sense of the term, but I know this will be news to a lot of people. The guys over at WCCFTech have been doing a bit of digging around…

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AMD Unleash The Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate

The latest release candidate for AMD’s catalyst driver has been released, bringing the graphics driver software up to version 14.4. With the new update we can expect improved support for the latest card in the AMD…

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Move Over Mantle! It’s Time For Microsoft To Party

AMD have been stirring up the world of PC gaming in a massive way recently, the launch of their Mantle API is one of the biggest changes to how game engines can access the hardware of…

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Thief Mantle API Support Delayed Until First Patch In March, Brings TrueAudio as Well

There have been rumors about Thief getting Mantle support, and it appears that Edios Montreal has finally made it official. However, players are not to expect AMD’s Mantle API at launch. Edios Montreal has confirmed that…

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Battlefield 4 Experiencing Washed-Out Textures In AMD’s Mantle

Mantle is reportedly creating washed-out graphics in EA’s Battlefield 4 title. Have you noticed it? No? Well, it’s probably because the elements affected by Mantle are the sky and background props. WCCF has taken a notice…

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Mantle Officially Launched For Battlefield 4 While Catalyst 14.1 Rolls Out To The Public

AMD is finally ready to unveil the Mantle API to the public, along with new patches and drivers enabling the low-level API released today. To add more fuel on the already burning flame, AMD has finally…

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AMD 14.11 Beta Driver Gets Released To The Press, First Impressions Revealed

Reports are that AMD has finally released the Catalyst 14.1 beta to the press. The driver is said to bring along the first release of Mantle, AMD’s ambitious 3D graphics API to rival Direct3D and OpenGL.…