AMD is announcing, together with EA, that there are three new games coming up that will have support for the Mantle API. The three games in question are Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
The benefit of AMD’s Mantle API lies primarily in situations where CPU power is limited. As such, systems with weaker CPUs but stronger graphics cards will see a notable increase in performance compared to running the same game on DirectX. There is a catch though: the AMD Mantle API only runs on systems with AMD graphics cards, and only a select number of those are supported. Still, this is a good value to add, and more widespread adoption of the Mantle API is a good thing to see happening.
"With more than 50 active developers now supporting Mantle, we're excited to see how quickly our team's vision has come to a critical mass," said Ritche Corpus, director of ISV gaming and alliances, AMD. "We launched our Mantle API with EA's Battlefield 4, and to see it expanding into more blockbuster titles from EA is very exciting."
There is also a rumour that AMD may be opening up the Mantle API for anyone to implement, as evident by Intel approaching AMD asking for access to the Mantle API. Hopefully this means that Mantle support will spread, giving developers an even higher incentive to use it.