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    News - AMD: three more blockbuster games titles with Mantle support

    Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.
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    Re: News - AMD: three more blockbuster games titles with Mantle support

    Hmmm, the plants v zombies announcement might actually be the biggest of these three, because it's the kind of game that is more likely to be picked up by casual gamers and for children - i.e. those with a lower hardware budget/specification. Perhaps this time we'll get some sensible mantle comparisons - I'd love to see the performance difference in, says, plants v. zombies on comparable priced Intel, Kabini, and Kabini + Mantle laptops... I know from experience that Intel's cheaper mobile Pentium chips are graphically hamstrung....

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    Re: News - AMD: three more blockbuster games titles with Mantle support

    Plants v's Zombies = "Halo: Gardeners World Edition" in my book. LOL

    Then again SWMBO will probably ban me from getting it, since she's accusing me of being "obsessed" by PvZ2 because I play the daily challenge.

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    Re: News - AMD: three more blockbuster games titles with Mantle support

    AMD just sent us a couple of PvZ performance charts:


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    Re: News - AMD: three more blockbuster games titles with Mantle support

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Hmmm, the plants v zombies announcement might actually be the biggest of these three, because it's the kind of game that is more likely to be picked up by casual gamers and for children - i.e. those with a lower hardware budget/specification....
    The reason the three games are supported is because they're all Frostbite engine games. I'm not sure the requirements would be any lower for PvZ than they would be for BFH.
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    Re: News - AMD: three more blockbuster games titles with Mantle support

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    The reason the three games are supported is because they're all Frostbite engine games. I'm not sure the requirements would be any lower for PvZ than they would be for BFH.
    It wasn't that I thought the minimum specs for running the games would be different as much as the average spec of the machine the game is likely to be played on will be lower - Battlefield and DA franchises will appeal to more serious gamers who'll already have decent gaming rigs, while PvZ is more likely to be picked up by casual or young gamers who'll have a much more basic machine. So good performance on lower-spec machines is more important to PvZ. That said, I suspect the cartoony style will mean lower polygon models and less complex textures and shading, so I personally would expect PvZ to have lower minimum specs, tbh....

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