id's John Carmack has tweeted, allthough I'd prefer a .plan file to a tweet any day, about Mantle. He believes that the boost Mantle could give Steambox could get under the skin of Microsoft and Sony.
Tech Report has word from AMD's Raja Koduri on the 4K issues with CrossFire.
In our talk, Koduri acknowledged that the frame delivery issues with CrossFire were "unfortunate," and he expressed a desire to make things right. Koduri told me AMD is working on a fix for CrossFire and single-large-surface display configurations, like Eyefinity and tiled 4K monitors, for current Radeon graphics cards. He said AMD plans to deliver a driver with the fix this fall.
We will update this page with articles, links, photos, and anything else interesting related to AMD's GPU 14 livestream of their new R7 and R9 Radeons as well as TrueAudio, and the Mantle API.
AMD GPU 14 Livestream Coverage
AMD and DICE have announced they have been working on Mantle. Mantle is a new low level programing interface for PCs. It has a lightweight driver with direct access to the GPU hardware. If you are thinking Glide, that could be a decent example. Battlefield 4 will get a December patch to add support for Mantle for certain Radeon GPUs. AMD will talk more about Mantle at their developer conference in November. This could be huge.
Hot Hardware has a sneak peek at the new AMD Radeon R9 290X.
We’re attending AMD’s GPU14 Tech Day Event currently taking place in Hawaii and have some interesting pictures to show you. During a dinner event last night at the Missouri Battleship Museum (which is freakin’ awesome BTW), AMD’s Matt Skynner and Chris Hook quickly took turns holding up a graphics card for the audience, which turned out to be the upcoming Radeon R9 290X.
And at 2:59 Central time we start the GPU 14 livestream from AMD out in Hawaii!
This is not a launch day, but a look at what is to come in the weeks ahead for AMD's R9 and R7 GPU 14 line up live from Hawaii.
Slashdot reminds us that it has been 10 years since the FX-51 was released by AMD. They missed that it has been over 10 years since we posted the first K8 gaming benchmarks with the first Opteron board that had an AGP slot.
BSN has possible pictures and benchmarks of AMD's Hawaii GPU.
Looking at the full PCB, you can tell that this thing has 8+6 pin power connectivity, which would put the maximum power draw of such a card at 300w, while the card itself may never draw as much. Additionally, looking at the number of GDDR5 chips, you can see that there are in fact 16 of them, which would lead one to conclude that this GPU will likely come in 4GB and 8GB flavors and would also mean that it should theoretically feature a 512-bit memory interface. All of this should fare pretty strongly in AMD's favor as it would enable some incredible memory bandwidth if true.