varunsai, 21 Oct 2016So this means Moto g4 plus has vulkan support? I am asking so because just got Android 7 updat... morecorrect me if im wrong but I think that it is only available for snapdragon 8xx paired with adreno 4xx and above
AnonD-507785, 22 Oct 2016I really hope Vulkan will get some tracking on PCs as well. I ain't falling for Microsoft's at... moreYup... It'll stop the force upgrade of different Windows Versions with an Open Source one. More life for Windows 7!!!
chester, 22 Oct 2016Apple use Metal API which directly competes with Vulkan...Apple will never support VulkanCross-party is the way forward, that's why so many companies, basically everything, from desktop to consoles to mobile, support it. They obviously couldn't use Metal for other non-Apple things too, so in the long-run if developers lobby for support for vulkan, then Apple would have to capitulate. Metal itself doesn't actually bring in any money either.
AnonD-442781, 21 Oct 2016Basically everything is going to be compatible with vulkan, iirc, including consoles. But Appl... moreApple use Metal API which directly competes with Vulkan...Apple will never support Vulkan
AnonD-472910, 21 Oct 2016where are the nay sayers that said multi cores is a gimmick? they werent thinking this far ahe... moreInterestingly if u read the comments section in the youtube video people complaining vulkan hard to implement lol. That's always been the problem with multicores.
I really hope Vulkan will get some tracking on PCs as well. I ain't falling for Microsoft's attempt to force Windows 10 upgrade by making DX12 exclusive to that system. It's open source, free for everyone, devs should get on board soon.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Thanks for your answer, I'm sure they will include it (maybe next year with new software, Appl... moreProblem with Apple is that they don't like using technology, that they don't hold the patents for, because they can't benefit from it financially. That's one of the main reasons behind removing mini jack. Vulkan is free and open source, completely opposite to what Apple does, so it may not happen at all (unless they will take the technology, make few changes and call it their own).
AnonD-472910, 21 Oct 2016but if 8 core cpus didnt come out in 2012, it would take even longer to reach that goal now w... moreMulticores are used quite well for everything already. The one exception was gaming which had difficulty multithreading and typically relied intensively on one or maybe two cores, which is what is being solved now. But don't think that all this time the extra cores weren't being used, because they were.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 20168 cores with bad architecture still are a gimmick That's where you are wrong.
check AMD cpus when using vulkand or Dx12
Anonymous, 21 Oct 20168 cores with bad architecture still are a gimmick thats like saying food is a gimmick if its not cooked properly
raonaveen, 21 Oct 2016It will still take 2 or 3 years for 50% devices to support this API. For every android device ... morebut if 8 core cpus didnt come out in 2012, it would take even longer to reach that goal now wouldnt it? and we would be 4 years behind in R&D in regards to multicore cpus now would we
AnonD-472910, 21 Oct 2016where are the nay sayers that said multi cores is a gimmick? they werent thinking this far ahe... moreIt will still take 2 or 3 years for 50% devices to support this API. For every android device to have it will take atleast 6 years. We had octacores since 2012.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Oh I didn't realise it helps cpu too, I thought only affected gpu. Would be nice to make budge... moreIt affects cpu only really. Though it is a graphics api, it enables use of multiple cores, which then efficient feeds the gpu with lower latency. This makes gameplay smoother and sometimes boost fps because the gpu is not waiting cpu anymore.
where are the nay sayers that said multi cores is a gimmick? they werent thinking this far ahead werent they
AnonD-442781, 21 Oct 2016Yep, basically any 64bit android device is capable. Comes down to whether they add support, wh... more32 bit k1 in nvidia shield tablet have vulkan support. Vulkan will support any soc, given the manufacturer releases driver update.