amg base mOltre a DICE, che garantirà il supporto a ben 14 titoli basati sul motore grafico Frostbite 3, la programmazione dei giochi con Mantle sarà utilizzata da Cloud Imperium Games (il team di Chris Roberts impegnato nello sviluppo di  "Star Citizen"), Eidos-Montréal (con l'atteso "THIEF") ed Oxide Games (con i titoli basati sul Nitrous engine).

Ricordiamo che il termine Mantle identifica le nuove API grafiche di basso livello che AMD ha implementato per ottimizzare e migliorare le prestazioni dei giochi su PC in abbinamento alle schede video RAdeon che sfruttano l'architettura Graphics Core Next (GCN).

Ad annunciare la nuova collaborazione è AMD stessa con il comunicato che riportiamo in calce. Maggiori informazioni saranno disponibili nel corso dell’AMD Developer Summit (APU 13), in programma dall’11 al 14 novembre prossimi a San Jose, California. Nel corso dell’evento, Oxide Games e DICE offriranno un’anteprima delle prestazioni ottenute con Mantle.

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AMD’s Revolutionary Mantle Graphics API Adopted by Industry Leading Game Developers Cloud Imperium, Eidos-Montréal and Oxide

— New developers join AMD to advance PC game performance improvements and simplify PC game development with close-to-the-metal API for AMD Radeon™ GPUs and APUs —

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Nov. 4, 2013 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced three new game developer partnerships for Mantle, its highly acclaimed, groundbreaking graphics API. Cloud Imperium Games, Eidos-Montréal™, a part of the Square Enix® Group, and Oxide Games are the latest game developers to join AMD in optimizing the way PC games are developed to extract maximum performance from a modern graphics architecture that spans desktop PCs, notebooks and consumer devices like tablets.

“AMD is proud to play an instrumental role in transforming the world of game development with Mantle,” said Ritche Corpus, director of ISV gaming and alliances, AMD. “With the support and close collaboration between AMD and industry-leading game developers like Cloud Imperium, Eidos-Montréal and Oxide, Mantle can maximize optimization for highly anticipated PC titles, bringing an unparalleled gaming experience for players.”

Cloud Imperium Games is currently developing “Star Citizen,” the highly anticipated, crowd-funded PC space simulator from legendary game designer Chris Roberts.
"AMD's Mantle will allow us to extract more performance from an AMD Radeon GPU than any other graphics API," said Chris Roberts, CEO, Cloud Imperium Games. "Mantle is vitally important for a game like Star Citizen, which is being designed with the need for massive GPU horsepower. With Mantle, our team can spend more time achieving our perfect artistic vision, and less time worrying about whether or not today’s gaming hardware will be ready to deliver it."

Eidos-Montréal is the studio behind “THIEF™,” an upcoming first-person stealth adventure set for release in February 2014. Eidos-Montréal also developed “DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION®,” an AMD Gaming Evolved title.
“Mantle lets you use AMD Radeon GPUs the way they are meant to be used, unlocking many new opportunities and increased CPU and GPU performance,” said David Anfossi, studio head, Eidos-Montréal. “Because of this, Mantle is one of the most important changes to PC graphics in many years.”

Helmed by industry veterans, Oxide Games is designing the new “Nitrous” engine for 64-bit, multi-core processors.
“AMD’s Mantle technology lets us get more out of the hardware than any other solution available,” said Dan Baker, co-founder, Oxide Games. “Adding Mantle support to our multi-platform, 64-bit Nitrous engine realizes significant gains in performance on Mantle-enabled hardware without adding enormous development overhead.”

Cloud Imperium Games, Eidos-Montréal and Oxide Games will join AMD and DICE in speaking about Mantle architecture and implementation at the AMD Developer Summit (APU 13), running Nov. 11-14 in San Jose, Calif. In addition, Oxide Games will be showing a public sneak preview of Mantle performance at the event.