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71. Re: Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released Jan 31, 2014, 10:07 UHD
 
About the only time I've seen AMD CPUs really excel at something is when the test manages to hit every core, and then only if it's heavily integer-based. That shared FPU hurts in a lot of cases, especially gaming. It might be a forward-thinking design but virtually nobody buys a CPU to make tomorrow faster.

And yeah, forgot about power consumption. Overclocking an FX CPU is scary; they draw frightening amounts of power at high frequencies. I think they scale well with frequency though. It's the Pentium 4 problem.

APUs are slick if you like small form-factor PCs - and I do. Hopefully AMD sticks around long enough to flesh it out more.

HorrorScope wrote on Jan 31, 2014, 00:40:
Hey maybe the Bone can do 60 FPS and 1080P with Mantle, probably not though.

Yeah I doubt it. I don't think the DirectX in the XBone is the same one we know and love from the PC. Same feature set as DX11 (or whatever), but tailored to the machine, so Mantle isn't necessary. I don't actually know that though, I've never done console development, but it makes sense.
 
 
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