Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
European Commission Fines Google Record 2.42 billion Euros For Giving Advantage to own Comparison Shopping Service in Search
Fujitsu Virtual Machine Control Technology Improves Server Density
Samsung Foundry Focuses on 6nm Process to Beat TSMC
Sprint Starts Partnership Talks With US Cable TV Providers Charter Communications and Comcast
Western Digital Resubmits Bid for Toshiba Chip Unit
NVIDIA Collaborates with Volvo to Bring AI-Enabled Autonomous Vehicles to Market in 2021
Sony's "Core Libraries" of Deep Learning Tools are now Open source
Micron Lexar Removable Storage Retail Business Discontinued
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Graphics Cards > Mantle ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Mantle Now Available in Battlefield 4


DICE and AMD have made available a new game update for Battlefield 4, which brings the Mantle renderer.

Mantle is a new low-level graphics API and it is a major change and improvement to how dvelopers are able to program & use modern GPUs in order to get the most out of them.

Battlefield 4 on PC is already quite heavily optimized using DirectX 11 and DirectX 11.1, but with Mantle the game's developers have managed to significantly reduce CPU cost in their rendering, efficiently parallelized it over multiple CPU cores and reduce overhead in many areas.

The biggest performance gains can be seen when the game is bottlenecked by the CPU which can be quite common even on high-end machines.

In order to use Mantle you will need the following:

- AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers. AMD will post them here.
- AMD Radeon GPU with Graphics Core Next (Note: AMD Catalyst 14.1 initially supports the AMD Radeon R9 290X, R9 290, R7 260X and "Kaveri" APU)
- 64-bit Windows (7, 8 or 8.1)

If you have the above you will see a new "Graphics API" option in the in-game Graphics Options settings after starting the game, here you can switch between using DirectX 11 and Mantle (remember to restart the game after changing). To compare performance with Mantle vs DX11 Frostbite devekopers have done a couple of benchmarks with Battlefield 4 on 3 different configurations & test scenes:

Test case 1: Low-end single-player

CPU/GPU: AMD A10-7850K ('Kaveri' APU), 4 cores @ 3.7 GHz
Settings: 720p MEDIUM settings
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Level: Singapore "Beach"
Result: 26.6 ms/f -> 23.3 ms/f = 14% faster

Test case 2: Standard 64-player multiplayer

CPU: AMD FX-8350, 8 cores @ 4 GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon 7970 3 GB (AMD will add support for the AMD Radeon HD 7970 in a later stage of Mantle?s release schedule)
Settings: 1080p ULTRA 1x MSAA
OS: Windows 8 64-bit
Level: Siege of Shanghai - level was tested with 64 "pseudo players".
Result: 18.87 ms/f -> 15.08 ms/f = 25.1% faster

Test case 3: High-end single-player with multiple GPUs

CPU: Intel Core i7-3970x Extreme, 12 logical cores @ 3.5 GHz
GPU: 2x AMD Radeon R9 290x 4 GB
Settings: 1080p ULTRA 4x MSAA
OS: Windows 8 64-bit
Level: South China Sea "Broken Flight Deck"
Result: 13.24 ms/f -> = 8.38 ms/f = 58% faster




Previous
Next
NTT DoCoMo To Offer Smart Clothing        All News        Facebook Announces Paper News App For iOS
New AMD Radeon R7 250X Shipping Today     Graphics Cards News      Nvidia To Launch Titan Black Edition, GTX 790 Graphics Cards

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Takes on Intel With Epyc Server SoCs For the Data Center
AMD Details the New Radeon Pro Chips Inside Apple's 2017 Macs
Computex: AMD Demonstrates Upcoming Ryzen and Vega-based Products
AMD Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Firmware to Enable Speedy Memory Clocks
AMD Radeon RX 560 Released
AMD Financial Analyst Day: Epyc, Ryzen Mobile and PRO, Threadripper and Radeon RX Vega
New Ryzen CPUs and Graphics Processors Boost AMD's Profit
The New Radeon Pro Duo Delivers The Power of Two Polaris 10 GPUs
AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Are Launching
AMD's Highest-Performance 6-Core Ryzen 5 Processors Now Available
AMD Buys Wireless Virtual Reality IP from Nitero
Upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Seems To Beat Intel Core i7-7700K

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .