Mantle is still not open, is it? 12 Months in Linux world is not really much. Its about twice the half-value time of Mark Shuttleworths memory.
so unless they dont open things up for mesa i wonder if people will really be seing any mantle at all.
Salut,We'll have to wait and see
I've been waiting since I got my HD4850...
I've been waiting since I got my HD7850...
...and I am still waiting to see.
Then, I bought an nvidia gtx760 three month ago & guess what??
I plugged it, I installed the blob driver (no real alternative currently) and since then... I can play, I can watch my movies properly and so on.
So, why should I still care about AMD ATI RADEON's (whatever you call it) possible futur hardware/software product???
If that company want to get more customers or even just keep them, why doesn't she make it real?
Nvidia, Intel, Valve...did and still do.
I am fed up waiting, wishing, hoping... Stop promessing, just do it and shut your mouth until then!
May be, I said may be, I'll reconsider my position about their products if it happen one of these days but I won't wait anymore.
R9 is the 'performance' series, which is aimed at high-performance gamers. R9 270, AFAIK, is a rebranded Tahiti/HD7970, which was the high-end card of the previous desktop graphics generation.
Anyone who does not play 'AAA' games at >1080p doesn't need the horsepower of an R9.
Just make up your freaking mind already AMD. Btw they still haven't released any documentation for Mantle.