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 11/28/2013 12:53 PM
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Last month at our unveiling of the AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 Series GPUs, we announced a technology called Mantle. Mantle is poised to revolutionize graphics performance on PCs by giving developers low-level access to PC graphics hardware for the very first time.

 

From a mile-high perspective, Mantle is the harmony of three essential ingredients:

  1. A thin driver within the AMD Catalyst™ software suite that allows applications to speak directly to the Graphics Core Next architecture.
  2. A Graphics Core Next-enabled graphics chip, such as the AMD Radeon™ R9 Series, R7 Series or HD 7000 Series GPUs.
  3. And an application or game engine written to utilize the Mantle SDK, such as the Frostbite™ 3 engine within Battlefield™ 4.

 

Working in concert, these three ingredients provide a complete hardware/software stack that’s able to take advantage of an incredibly efficient and low-overhead rendering pipeline. To put a fine point on it, Mantle is a graphics language that’s symbiotic with the Graphics Core Next architecture, which developers can use to augment their game engine for ideal performance on that architecture.

 

Our Mantle project is governed by four key principles…

 

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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 11/29/2013 01:51 AM
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Ugh.  Yuck.  Gak.

Mantle is a good idea and all, and by now I should be used to stuff like that... but, yeah... Sometimes I really hate marketing.



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