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All Frostbite 3 Titles to Ship Optimized Exclusively for AMD

Amidst the fray of E3 reveals and gameplay demos, EA announced a new partnership with AMD that could tip the scales for the chip maker’s Radeon graphics cards. Starting with the release of Battlefield 4, all current and future titles using the Frostbite 3 engine — Need for Speed Rivals, Mirror’s Edge 2, etc. — will ship optimized exclusively for AMD GPUs and CPUs. While Nvidia-based systems will be supported, the company won’t be able to develop and distribute updated drivers until after each game is released. With PC gamers demanding peak performance, exclusive optimization partnerships have served as a critical battleground between Nvidia and AMD. In the past, Nvidia had held a tight grip on the market, but over the past year, the company has lost several significant titles to AMD, including Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, and others. To make matters worse for Nvidia, AMD is now the sole graphics supplier for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U, guaranteeing a baseline performance edge for all titles developed with console as the lead platform. Continue reading… ]]> http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/_OGRKhbxU_s/all-frostbite-3-titles-to-ship-optimized-exclusively-for-amd