AMD’s new PC graphics API Mantle has received the backing of two new game developers.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Thief creator Eidos Montreal and Star Citizen creator Cloud Imperium Games have both said they will utlilise the software in future titles.
Mantle is a new API that will supposedly allow PC game developers more direct access to the power of AMD graphics cards. EA will be releasing a Mantle version of Battlefield 4 later this month.
"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," Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi stated. "Because of this, Mantle is one of the most important changes to PC graphics in many years."
Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts added: "AMD's Mantle will allow us to extract more performance from an AMD Radeon GPU than any other graphics API.
"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."