AMD Mantle Support Coming to GTA V and COD: Advanced Warfare
PC site VideoCardz recently published a list of rumoured titles that will include Mantle support. Check out the full list of titles below.
Recently, VideoCardz published a list of upcoming games that are rumored to be supporting AMD’s Mantle API. The list includes, amongst others, Grand Theft Auto 5, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Battlefield:Hardline etc.
Regarding GTA: 5, it does seem odd that a developer which isn’t really PC-oriented as of late would adopt something as challenging as Mantle. We still won’t know whether the game will indeed support Mantle when it releases this fall or not until Rockstar provides us with more info on the topic. Do stay tuned for that too.
If you have no idea what Mantle is, it’s basically an API (Application Programming Interfact) designed by AMD that competes and replaces Microsoft’s DirectXrender. As NAG Online points out:
“Mantle currently targets only new DirectX 11-class Graphics Core Next hardware from AMD’s stable and reduces the bottlenecks that GPUs suffer when paired with weaker or low-power processors. For AMD this means a boost in performance and a larger emphasis on multi-threaded application support, something that runs well on their Piledriver, Steamroller and Jaguar CPU architectures. For Intel hardware, it increases system responsiveness and smooths out frame time delivery, resulting in more fluid gameplay.”
Microsoft’s DirectX 12 does indeed promise to use a similar low-level approach that will allow developers similar advantages, but it’s still far away from launch and AMD is getting a good head start. AMD has additionally managed to get a few big studios behind the Mantle API, including EA/DICE and Oxide Games, which is definitely a big win.
The games that will support AMD’s Mantle API are listed below, so be sure to take a look at them:
The site also notes that the “Mantle support pending” portion of the list includes games that are currently in the Mantle private beta program. While that’s a good thing, the titles may not ship with it when they release to the general public.
Again, the list is all speculation, but out of the above list, only 3 games have been currently confirmed by AMD as Mantle titles: Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
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