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Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released

EA's Battlelog announces the delayed "Mantle" renderer is now available for the Windows edition of Battlefield 4 for owners of AMD graphics cards, though for some reason this comes in advance of the new AMD beta drivers to enable support of the new API (when they're released they should show up on this page). They offer benchmarks to show the performance improvements seen running the military shooter sequel under Mantle, and the following explanation:

Mantle is a new low-level graphics API that weve been working very closely with AMD on over the last 2 years and it is a major change & improvement to how we are able to program & use modern GPUs in order to get the most out of them.

Battlefield 4 on PC is already quite heavily optimized using DirectX 11 and DirectX 11.1, but with Mantle we are able to go even further: weve significantly reduced CPU cost in our rendering, efficiently parallelized it over multiple CPU cores and reduced overhead in many areas.

The biggest performance gains can be seen when the game is bottlenecked by the CPU which can be quite common even on high-end machines and this was main goal to improve on with Mantle. Weve also been able to streamline and optimize some of the GPU workload. The end result is that game performance is improved in virtually all scenarios in Battlefield 4 on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 when running with Mantle!

This update is the first release of our new Mantle renderer, and we will continue to provide more tuning for different types of configurations in future updates. Still, we are really happy with the performance improvements that we are seeing with this update and we believe you will be as well.

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73. Re: Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released Jan 31, 2014, 16:05 Slick
 
It is really astounding the quality of naysayers here. from "%58 increase is garbage, who cares?" to "this is obviously a giant dumb money-sink for AMD, no other games will support it, it's already a huge fail".

make me lol though, gotta say.

other than that a lot of really well thought-out ideas in this thread, i'm proud of you BN forum. And for the record:

Nvidia with first 3D support = good
AMD with first multi-monitor support = good
Nvidia with G-Sync = good
AMD with great GPGPU support (scrypt mining) = good
Nvidia with Shadowplay = good
AMD with mantle = good

tried of all the fanboy shit, get over yourselves, and enjoy this new latest and greatest advance in technology so we can rub chee-tos all over our bare chests while playing battlefield, us undeserving fucks.
 
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