It appears that AMD is trying to capitalize on its GCN architecture and the fact that it’s more future proof than what NVIDIA is currently offering. Not only that, but according to the Head of Global Technical Marketing at AMD, Robert Hallock, the vast majority of DX12 titles in the next two years will be partnering with the red team.
As Robert wrote on a Reddit thread:
“You will find that the vast majority of DX12 titles in 2015/2016 are partnering with AMD. Mantle taught the development world how to work with a low-level API, the consoles use AMD and low-level APIs, and now those seeds are bearing fruit.”
Is this a checkmate? Our guess is that AMD caught NVIDIA off guard. Whether this situation will be reversed once Pascal releases remains to be seen. However, one thing is certain; AMD is fighting back and that’s definitely good news for all consumers. After all, competition is a good thing for all of us.