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Report: GTA V to Have AMD Mantle Support

VideoCardz.com, which is often the starting point of rumors, has released a new list. The list is their March post of 2014-2015 Mantle supporting games, which includes existing games with Mantle support, announced games which will have Mantle support, and announced games with pending Mantle support.

Released
Battlefield 4DICE, Frostbite TeamFrostbite 3
ThiefEidos Montreal, Nixxes SoftwareUnreal Engine 3
Plants vs. Zombies:  Garden WarfarePopCap Games, Frostbite TeamFrostbite 3
Sniper Elite 3 (Mantle not yet available)RebellionAsura
Unreleased (Confirmed Mantle support)
Sid Meier's Civilization:  Beyond EarthFiraxis GamesLORE
Star CitizenCloud Imperium Games, Behaviour InteractiveCryEngine
Dragon Age: InquisitionBioWare, Frostbite TeamFrostbite 3
Battlefield: HardlineVisceral Games, Frostbite TeamFrostbite 3
Offworld Trading CompanyMohawk Games, Oxide GamesNitrous Engine
Mass Effect (untitled)BioWare, Frostbite TeamFrostbite 3
Mirror's Edge (untitled)DICE, Frostbite TeamFrostbite 3
Star ControlStardock, Oxide GamesNitrous Engine
Star Wars: BattlefrontDICE, Frostbite TeamFrostbite 3
Rise of the Tomb RaiderCrystal Dynamics, Nixxes SoftwareCrystal
Sims 4Maxisin-house
Dying LightTechlandChrome Engine 6
Unannounced titleOxide GamesNitrous Engine

Unreleased (Mantle support pending)
Homefront: The RevolutionCrytekCryEngine
Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareTreyarchin-house
Alien: IsolationCreative Assemblyin-house
Elite: DangerousFrontier DevelopmentsCobra Engine
Grand Theft Auto VRockstar GamesR.A.G.E.
Lara Croft and the Temple of OsirisCrystal Dynamics, Nixxes Softwarein-house
Kingdom Come: DeliveranceWarhorseCryEngine
Lichdom: BattlemageXaviantCryEngine
Sleeping Dogs: Triad WarsUnited Front Gamesin-house

Tables Courtesy of VideoCardz.com

Within this list is one particularly notable entry: GTA V. It was determined a couple of weeks ago that GTA V would be getting a second launch when it comes to the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The list shows that Mantle support is still pending for the game. This does not mean that the game will definitely have Mantle support, but rather that there is a good chance it might, as Rockstar has been granted access to the Private Beta of Mantle.

The list also mentions an untitled Mass Effect game, which indirectly confirms that there is a new Mass Effect game coming.

Hopefully, there will soon be an official announcement from AMD to confirm this. Until then, this is still a rumor, and despite hoping that there is truth in it, we should all still take it with a grain of salt. VideoCardz.com is known to get stuff right on a regular basis though, so there may be some merit to this rumor.

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  • SteelCity1981
    This is good news for AMD as it's showing that mantle is starting to pick up momentum with game developers.
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  • dstarr3
    I suppose this indicates that Rockstar are actually putting some effort into the PC port this time around. That'd be nice.
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  • childofthekorn
    Hellllll yeeeaaaaah. Once mantle gets out of closed beta, can't wait to see how its utilized by AMD's competitors.
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  • derekullo
    With mantle, Rockstar should be able to get to the "core" of the issues they had with GTA4.
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  • WithoutWeakness
    Can I get a little more JPEG on that Mantle picture? I don't think it's been compressed quite enough.
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  • bemused_fred
    Can I get a little more JPEG on that Mantle picture? I don't think it's been compressed quite enough.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEzhxP-pdos
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  • Patrick Tobin
    I think I might be more excited that there's an untitled Mass Effect game on that list ;)
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  • oxiide
    I think I might be more excited that there's an untitled Mass Effect game on that list ;)
    Is this really news to everyone? At first I thought it was just an inattentive article author, but in the comments too! Setting aside the fact that Bioware had talked about a new Shepard-less, Frostbite-based Mass Effect game months ago, did you guys miss E3 as well?
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  • blppt
    I think I might be more excited that there's an untitled Mass Effect game on that list ;)

    I just wish they allowed Shepard to be a part of it...I had a lot invested in that character since ME1, and

    (SPOILER ALERT)

    one of the endings of ME3 shows shepard drawing a breath
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  • razor512
    They need to figure out which processesing tasks create a CPU bottleneck. In many games there are a number of non graphical related tasks which only use a single core and often bottleneck the game causing low frame rates while having low GPU usage (in addition to a drop in CPU usage (e.g., watchdogs, the non VRAM related lag spikes are often paired with a low GPU and CPU usage with 1 core maxed out) They need to check, can they have a video card handle some of the non-graphical work, and if so, will a low cost one handle it better than the average gaming CPU. e.g., someone buying a $100 GPU in addition to their main card.

    Or come up with a way to dynamically allocate CPU and GPU resources for when a game is unable to fully use the GPU. e.g., TF2 will hit around 250+ FPS while only using around 70% GPU usage, why not offload some CPU tasks to the GPU so that even higher frame rates can be had along with better use of both components.
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