EA Adds Mantle Support To 3 New Games

AMD announced that Electronic Arts will support Mantle in three new games: Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. These join a catalogue of more than 40 games that now support AMD's graphics API. All three of these games are powered by DICE's Frostbite 3 engine.

Mantle is a relatively new graphics API from AMD. It is designed to give programmers lower-level access to the CPU and allowing them to perform up to nine times the number of draw calls per second than DirectX and Open GL. Interestingly enough, NVIDIA has already managed to match that performance gain using traditional driver optimizations.

The latest title from the Battlefield series, Battlefield Hardline follows Nick Mendoza's journey on a cross-country vendetta against once-trusted colleagues of the force.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the newest entry from the classic series from BioWare. In this outing, legendary heroes look to restore order as you lead the Inquisition and hunt down the agents of chaos. BioWare's latest action-adventure delivers an unparalleled story set in a vast, changeable landscape. Explore hidden caves, defeat truly monumental creatures, and shape the world around you based on your unique play style.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive new Co-op and Multiplayer action experience. Blast zombies and plants across a mine-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies. Powered by the advanced Frostbite 3 engine, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare delivers an explosive new action experience in a massive, three-dimensional world, blooming with color and combat.

"With more than 50 active developers now supporting Mantle, we're excited to see how quickly our team's vision has come to a critical mass," said Ritche Corpus, director of ISV gaming and alliances, AMD. "We launched our Mantle API with EA's Battlefield 4, and to see it expanding into more blockbuster titles from EA is very exciting."

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Do you remember the stories?

Do you remember the stories? Like 90% speed boost. In reality it was 6%? And even then, only because Dice literally invested 6 months to optimise Frostbite. What a waste of time and money, and I for one have no interest in Mantle. Nor does any of my co-workers.

Except there is no such thing

Except there is no such thing as AMD developers. There isn't a single dev out there who's stupid enough to limit his game to a single GPU brand. That was a thing 10 or 15 years ago, then people learned from it.

This looks weird, if nvidia

This looks weird, if nvidia managed to match that speed, with a simple driver update, that could imply that nvidia has not cared or invested a single dime on drivers in years? Meaning they need a lot of whips, and I mean a lot. Or all of this is some sort of propaganda and public manipulation.

Well, at least that mantle

Well, at least that mantle thing forced nVidia to clean their **** up and rewrite their code properly. It only takes one side to make a move and the other is kinda forced to follow. It's pathetic, but at least both side have upgraded stuff now.

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