The Mantle Update For Battlefield 4 is officially live and 1.23 GB in size. Here’s how you can update your game and enable mantle in-game.
AMD has officially announced that the Mantle update for Battlefield 4 has arrived with the launch of the latest Catalyst 14.1 BETA driver. The AMD Mantle update would bring vast improvements to both AMD based CPUs and GPUs by digging in the core to directly gain access to resources for better utilizing of both the graphics card and processor. For example if you have a system where the the CPU is the main bottleneck, Mantle will give your frame rate a major boost compared to Direct X however if you already have a good cpu but a low end gpu, or a good cpu and a high end gpu, Mantle won’t affect performance alot.
AMD Launches Mantle in Beta – Apparently its for Low End CPUs not GPUs.
The AMD Mantle API is being developed for GCN enabled Radeon graphic cards and AMD CPUs which include the FX lineup and Kaveri APUs. This would allow developers to dig deep into the metal to bring console-level optimizations through ease of programming and faster optimizations over a coherent GCN chip architecture. This means that we would see better performance on the entire GCN architecture enabled AMD graphic card lineup ranging from the top Radeon R9 290X to the bottom R7 240. It should also be mentioned that Mantle also improves processor 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.