Topic Title: Will Mantle api work with and AMD GCN and a Intel CPU (i7)?
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 10/24/2013 11:33 AM
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JBJ73
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Hi,

I would like to know if the comming Mantle api will work with the AMD R9 290x graphics card and a intel CPU (intel 4770 fx.)?

 or will it only work with AMD graphics card AND AMD CPU?

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Jørgen 

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 10/24/2013 02:26 PM
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It just a API for the graphics card, doesn't require a AMD CPU.



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 10/24/2013 02:54 PM
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Thanks for your input - I have read the same elsewhere on the net, but Im not certain its true since mantle api also communicates with the CPU.

I would like an "answer/confirmation" from an AMD employe before I spend a lot of money on hardware so it doesn't turn out to be imcompatible with mantle when it finally arrives. 

 10/24/2013 04:33 PM
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During the presentation and all the documentation on Mantle that I recieved there is no requirement for a AMD processor. But contact AMD directly if you need them to confirm this.

But here is another bit to read if you have not read this of yet.

http://community.amd.com/community/amd-blogs/amd-gaming/blog/2013/10/17/the-four-core-principles-of-amd-s-mantle



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 10/25/2013 08:00 AM
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I wrote AMD tech support and they answered:

"Mantle API is designed for the latest GCN architecture that creates a new graphics programming model that fully exploits the capabilities of modern GPUs. This optimization is mainly for graphic card and should be compatible with other platform installed with Intel processors."

It certainly sounds like the Mantle api will work properly with and intel CPU as long as you also use an AMD GCN graphics card.

Hopefully as compatible as with their own AMD CPU's.

 10/25/2013 04:00 PM
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The mantel api is supposed to be able to work with 7800, 7900 and R series cards. Now this is what he said at the GPU conference. But I will wait and see if this is true. BattleField 4 is using Frostbite 3 which uses the Mantel SDK. Once it comes out of Beta that will be how we can tell. Just look at forum entries regarding beta versus release version.



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