>>52632802 It's too bad that Nvidia still makes the most powerful cards.
We use only nvidia in our clusters at work for scientific computing. This requires us to use proprietary drivers, but AMD simply doesn't make competitive cards in the high-end market (especially outside of consumer-facing use cases).
I really like the way AMD is going, and i'd buy AMD over Nvidya any day, just because nvidia is such a shitty company with scummy business practices. I just hope they don't fuck up Polaris, because if that turns out to be bad then AMD is done.
>>52633288 >Introducing GPUOpen — an AMD initiative designed to enable developers to create ground-breaking PC games, computer generated imagery and GPU computing applications for great performance and lifelike experiences using no cost and open development tools and software. >AMD doesn't have to do much with GPUOpen.
>>52633239 Mantle broke the ice. They had a tonne of big name studios signed on to use Mantle, EA being one of the more prominent names among them.
Mantle coming about then forced, or give Microsoft the sufficient technology to move on with DX12, the core of which is supposedly near-identical to that of Mantle.
To say Mantle was a failure is simply naive. It succeeded in it's primary role of reducing CPU load by offloading what it could to the GPU. It had, as I have previously stated, many big name studios signed on to use it in future titles.
While the image I have used is maybe not the best to represent the ideal use-case, it still proves the point that Mantle works. Should it provide a 10fps boost to CPUs that are in no way lacking in power, then picture what it will do for CPUs that do feel the strain of running a game like Battlefield 4.
>>52633097 >Sony >good guys You mean the company that infected more than half million computers with a rootkit made with stolen GPL code to stop people from copying songs from a CD? https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/11/sonys_drm_rootk.html
>>52633097 >Sony are the good guys as well. If good is leaking credit card info twice since the release of the PS3 and getting hacked by NK, employee information leaking out, and giving in to demands of "cyber-terrorist" then I don't know what good is.
>>52633799 you realize this is make your own API kit? Developers that make their own engines are smiling right now. Not to mention the ability to make compute applications that do what you need them to do very close to hardware. For example proper supercomputers created specifically for narrow set of tasks on hardware level, you can be not like them but closer to them if this thing is what they promise this thing to be.
>>52632802 >2006 >AMD announces CTM, a ground-breaking API to unleash the power of GPUs >2014 >AMD announces Mantle, a ground-breaking API to unleash the power of GPUs >2016 >AMD announces GPUOpen, a ground-breaking API to unleash the power of GPUs
>>52635071 You're saying that like nVidia's drivers are any less broken. They only put out a somewhat decent driver every 3 months. Everything in between is a broken mess titled "GameReady" that breaks everything.
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