Frostbite Mantle To Give AMD GCN GPUs Performance Boost in Battlefield 4 and Frostbite 3 Titles

Frostbite Mantle To Give AMD GCN GPUs Performance Boost in Battlefield 4 and Frostbite 3 Titles

AMD just showcased a live presentation of the Frostbite
Mantle, a new feature co-developed by AMD and DICE to fully unleash the
graphical horsepower of GPU’s powered by the GCN architecture. The Frostbite Mantle used with Frostbite
3 engine powered Battlefield 4 is a new API which would be used naively
instead of DirectX 11.1 on compatible Radeon GPUs to enable higher graphics performance.

Frostbite Mantle To Give AMD GCN GPUs Performance Boost

The Frostbite Mantle feature isn’t only limited to Battlefield 4 but would be used in DICE’s entire portfolio of Frostbite 3 powered games which include Mirrors Edge, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Star Wars: Battlefront, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and less than not least, Battlefield 4. The Frostbite Mantle API comes with a light-weight driver that allows direct access to GPU hardware for the developers
allowing for easier a much easier game development process. Its no
surprise that the tech is first coming with Battlefield 4 since it has
been officially bundled with AMD’s flagship Radeon R9 290X GPU.

This enables upto 9 time more draw cells per seconds than other APIs such as DirectX 11 for instance by reducing the CPU over head load which is than tasked upon the GPU hardware since its easily accessible. It also allows developers to include more optimization work from next gen game consoles to PCs which in return means the benefit for PC Gamers. But all Frostbite engine based games already use PC as their lead platform so its never too bad to get more optimization for PC hardware.

Mantle in Frostbite

The Frostbite Mantle not only allows GPU optimization but also boost
CPU performance since very low tasks are handled by the CPU such as
rendering, loading and streaming (tasked upon the GPU) so this allows
perfect parallel rendering that allows utilization of upto 8 CPU cores
found currently on AMD’s FX processors. This also helps avoiding
potential bottlenecks for the system that may occur if the CPU is under
load which in the case of Mantle won’t happen at all.

Its clearly mentioned in the slide that Frostbite Mantle for
Battlefield 4 is just the beginning since there are many more games
featuring the same technology for compatible AMD Radeon GCN powered
GPUs. Its great news for the PC community and i sure do want to keep an
eye out from more information regarding Frostbite Mantle.

Frostbite Mantle AMD GPU

Frostbite Mantle AMD GCN

AMD Hawaii Battlefield 4

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