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    Default AMD Mantle for linux?

    Does anyone know if AMD Mantle will have linux support? That would be a devastating blow again to MS as Directx just lost its place.

    http://hardocp.com/news/2013/09/25/a...ntle_at_gpu_14

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    "high-performance cross-platform"

    "There's talk that Mantle is open-source, meaning Nvidia could add support to GeForce GPUs"

    I hope so.

    Opengl is getting better but mantle is going to be used in battlefield 4 if it gives good results it could be an open succesor to dx api.
    Last edited by Sdar; 09-26-2013 at 07:30 AM.

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    "Cross platform" is pretty misleading, considering that it's GCN only. You can have whatever platform you want! As long as it runs a recent AMD card.

    Seems pretty ominous to me, but we'll see.

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    The guy leading Mantle development sits beside me... I'll find out about Linux plans. May not be able to say anything until the developer conference in Nov but I can at least make sure we know what the answer will be...

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    Well what did he say?

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    Cross platform? Read Windows, Xbox One and maybe PS4. Open? MS and Sony get to make implementations for their consoles? or perhaps even that in principle you could have competing implementations but in practice that will never happen due to technical and/or legal reasons. For example they could SAY that Nvidia gets to implement the API but in reality that would mean having to pay royalties and jumping through other legal hoops so they never will.

    Although I admit, I am biased against AMD.

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