Game changer: Intel asked for access to AMD’s Mantle
Ah, the world of graphics… never a dull moment. AMD’s Mantle shook up the PC gaming platform when it was introduced some time ago, and since then more and more developers (right now 47 of them) are pledging support to the API. Now it seems Intel itself wants to see what the fuss is about.
Specifically, Intel asked AMD to provide access to its Mantle API in order to experiment with it – of course they are not planning to leave DirectX any time soon and Intel PR has reaffirmed their support to Microsoft’s dominant API.
Richard Huddy, AMD’s Chief Gaming Scientist, also talked to PC World and commented:
Bear in mind that if Intel backs Mantle, it will be huge news; as of Q1 2014 and according to Jon Peddle Research, both AMD and Intel have a whooping 83,5% of the market – Steam’s Hardware Survey paints of course a different picture, with the two companies commanding a 47,24% share as of May 2014; the rest belongs to the guys at Santa Clara. Still, if Intel backs Mantle, and with AMD expanding Mantle’s availability to Linux and SteamOS, it will spearhead its adoption to many more games.
Source: PC World