When AMD and EA’s partnership was announced for Mantle API, there were no reports to suggest how much the partnership would have cost. Fudzilla now reports that a new deal between the companies will see Battlefield 4 being given away with selected cards from AMD. This deal supposedly costed AMD around $5-8million.
It is also added that this deal will allow DICE early access to the newly announced Mantle API by AMD which is set to challenge both DirectX and OpenGL in the market. The technology is reportedly faster and offer enhancements over what DirectX used to offer.
AMD is also the provider of GPUs for the next-gen consoles; PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even so, it is reported that Battlefield 4 will run at 720p with 60fps and PlayStation 4 version is said to be running at 900p. DICE will be bringing Mantle support to Battlefield 4 via an update sometime in December.
Battlefield is all set to invade PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 on October 29th. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will see a release starting from November 12th.