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I am on the verge of updating my graphic cards to either a 7970 or r9 290. When mantle comes out these cards are supposed to get a boost. Will I need to get a new processor and motherboard to get the mantle boost?
I am currently running an i5 2500k. I was just confused as to how I would get the mantle boost.
AMD has stated that Mantle is not tied to any architecture but would require a minimum set of features to be available on the hardware for it to work as intended, these features are already available on all modern GPUs.
Mantel is an API, so while it requires certain features on the hardware, these features are largely available.
They don't appear to require anything other than video card support. I don't know specific requirements, but I think it's safe to say that any video card you purchase will work with the API.
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You just need the card. Just remember that not all games will support Mantle, only ones confirmed yet are BF4 and future games running on Frostbite 3, Star Citizen and Thief
If you want Trueaudio though, you must get the R9 290.
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So Mantle will also not be tied down to using a specific AMD processor right? Or does Intel need to provide support for it?
From what I've read it doesn't matter what CPU you have, it's based solely on the gpu being compatible.
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AMD has been all over the place on what will support mantle and who will get to work with it. Only thing for sure right now is a handful games and the newer AMD cards.
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