AMD Wants Mantle On Linux, OS X, Mobile Devices

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 14, 2013 4:58 AM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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There's been comments early on out of AMD that they would like to see the Mantle API supported on other platforms and it was reiterated this week during AMD's APU13 Developer Summit. AMD would like Mantle on Linux and Apple OS X as it would be significantly easier to do an efficient renderer with Mantle than OpenGL, according to AMD. Mantle also has uses beyond game-engines, reportedly in workstations and R&D too. One of the slides shared during the APU13 summit stated "Mantle + SteamOS = powerful combination!"

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