A Closer Look at AMD's Mantle (Comment Thread)
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October 1, 2013, 04:31 AM
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why the hell would they use nvidia's method of coding unless its a pc only title.
Cos it's standard Direct X and will run on either the PS4, Xbox one or ANY PC? As well as increased development costs for mantle.
It's not as cut and dry as you seem to think, there are big problems to get around and as with everything there are cons for the developers too.
Think how much market you may alienate from your game if you adopt this and you game runs brilliantly on GCN hardware but like a dog on nvidia, Intel or even anything older than the 7xxx line?
Not to mention it needs to be well supported and have great benefits to begin with. I will believe it when I see it, for now, I'll hope that they can make improvements but am not worried that my nvidia cards are going to become obsolete overnight.
Vista is the oldest supported by BF4 for probably 3 reasons.
1) no one uses it
2) it doesn't support DX11
3) Microsoft are withdrawing support in 6 months ~ (April 8th)
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