Featured Articles

Analyst reveals Apple Watch spec

Analyst reveals Apple Watch spec

An analyst has examined the Apple Watch supply chain in an effort to ascertain the exact spec of Cupertino’s new gadget…

More...
Nvidia's first 20nm product is a mobile SoC

Nvidia's first 20nm product is a mobile SoC

For much of the year we were under the impression that the second generation Maxwell will end up as a 20nm…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 17 March 2014 14:18

Thief patch adds Mantle and TrueAudio support

Written by Fudzilla staff



More realistic screams

Eidos is about to roll out a new patch for Thief and AMD says the patch will add support for Mantle and TrueAudio.

There is no word on how much performance will be gained, but users with compatible AMD graphics bottlenecked by a lacklustre CPU stand to gain the most. Mantle is all about eliminating CPU overhead, so it delivers the best results on CPU-bound configurations.

TrueAudio will bring a few new audio effects, including convolution reverb, which should make echoes a bit more realistic. TrueAudio can deliver a lot of location-based audio improvements, adding a bit of realism to what is already a rather realistic looking game.

However, only users with the latest Hawaii based cards will be able to enjoy Mantle and TrueAudio improvements. Only the R9 290X, R9 290 and the Bonnaire based R7 260X will do the trick. AMD is still working to get more developers on the Mantle bandwagon. Eidos and EA DICE are the biggest names so far, but other big players like Crytek, Valve and Ubisoft are still not on board.

The patch should roll out on March 18.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments